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Altium, LLC, announced that Altium 365 has successfully completed its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 compliance certification. The cloud-based Altium 365 platform connects all the key stakeholders and disciplines across the electronics design to realization process, making it the most connected electronics design tool in the industry. SOC 2 certification underscores Altium’s commitment to the level of data security and integrity the platform provides for customers.
A widely recognized auditing standard based on the Trust Services Criteria (TSC) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SOC 2 compliance certification is recognized all over the world as a rigorous and thorough examination of an organization’s infrastructure, systems, controls, policies, and procedures. The independent SOC 2 audit, performed by KPMG LLP, validated the availability, security, and integrity of Altium 365 and ensures current and future customers that the platform has proper controls in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and privacy of customer data and intellectual property.
“We’re pleased with the validation that SOC 2 Type 1 certification provides and the confidence it gives customers and prospects to use the Altium 365 platform,” said Leigh Gawne, Chief Technology Officer at Altium. “This certification marks an important milestone in the deployment of Altium 365 and validates our long-term investment and commitment to ensuring the security of our customer’s design data and intellectual property.”
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007
It’s been a busy week in our industry. We have a duke’s mixture of news and columns in this week’s Editor’s Choice, starting off with some good news for the American electronics manufacturing industry. In his State of the Union speech, President Biden signaled his support for the CHIPS Act and the U.S. electronics industry, and he promised that Washington would put its money where its mouth is this time. Is it going to happen? Don’t bet the rent money.
Ashutosh Mauskar, Cadence Design Systems
Technology has always invoked radical changes, but unlike today, there used to be one major revolutionizing technology trend at a time. The world is becoming increasingly connected, more automated and more intelligent, driven by generational drivers—hyperscale computing, 5G, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), industrial IoT (IIoT), and autonomous vehicles—which are invoking disruptive technological forces on vertical markets, unfolding varied levels of microelectronics and digital transformation across the globe. The increasing demand for miniaturization and higher speed is changing the dynamics of the semiconductor components needed to store and process data.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Altium keeps its eyes on the designers of the future. The company has been working with colleges and universities for years, providing free seats of Altium Designer for the next generation of PCB designers and design engineers. At IPC APEX EXPO 2023, Altium will be providing software for the finalists in the IPC Design Competition just as it did last year. They offer a variety of other educational programs as well, including Upverter classes and a design competition that aims to address environmental change. Here, Rea Callender, Altium’s VP of education, discusses its educational programs and plans for the week of the show.