July 11, 2005
Altium - Opening A New Umbrella
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Whom do you see as your primary competition?
We are in a very unique position at this point in time. We have competition from a couple of different places but don't feel it is particularly direct. For instance Mentor has pieces. They sell pieces that one could describe as being a complete system. However, they are priced significantly higher. They target a different group of people. They'll argue that. They will say that they are mainstream but we don't see them in the mainstream market. Mainstream people can not afford the collection of tools required by Mentor.
from the FPGA market. Our market spans embedded systems and PCBs. And in that space we truly have no competitor other than Mentor but Mentor is not a true competitor in the mainstream.
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