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EMA Puts SiliconExpert Part Insight into the OrCAD Design Environment

EMA has announced the addition of SiliconExpert to its PCB design portfolio—providing three new capabilities to the EMA customer base: Part Search for electronic component data and business intelligence for millions of components, BOM Manager to proactively monitor the supply chain risk factors that affect a business, and the CIP Compliance Module for OrCAD which integrates part search and analysis capabilities directly inside OrCAD.  Customers can now select parts based on component lifecycle status, environmental compliance, inventory, and more all without leaving the OrCAD design environment—saving weeks of manual part research while ensuring parts with the required specifications are used in designs.  Users will save time while managing risk, avoiding redesigns, and mitigating obsolescence.


These new offerings follows EMA’s recent announcement regarding the EMA Enterprise Connect family of products which establish linkages to an OrCAD customer’s internal supply chain through bi-directional PLM, ERP, and MRP integration. Adding SiliconExpert intelligence addresses OrCAD customers’ needs for visibility into their external supply chain as well.

“Enabling intelligent component selection early in the design phase greatly reduces the likelihood of unexpected component changes late in the process, or even after design completion,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA.  “Streamlining the development process with these types of integrated capabilities allows companies to get to market faster with less risk.”


SiliconExpert Part Search and BOM Manager are available from EMA today.  The CIP Compliance Module for OrCAD will be available in the fourth quarter of 2016.  To learn more, go to www.ema-eda.com/siliconexpert or call 800.813.7494. 


To read the full press release click here.

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