Founded in Australia in 1985, Altium (formerly known as Protel Technology) was one of the very first companies to offer PCB design tools. Altium Designer and Altium Vault belong to their wide range of products.

Altium Designer is used in Native 3D PCB CAD. It integrates all tools, that engineers and PCB developers need, in a simple user interface. From the initial concept and PCB Design, to 3D modeling and manufacture, Altium Designer offers an efficient and high-performing Workflow for electronic designers.

Altium Vault  is used to manage often highly complex and multilayered design and component data, directly out of the design environment. Altium Vault was especially developed for the electronic branch.