Altium Launches Nexar, Cloud-Based Partner Platform

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 22, 2021


Altium Launches Nexar, Cloud-Based Partner Platform
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Altium announced the release of Nexar, a cloud-based partner platform that was developed to connect Altium 365 PCB design users with software, suppliers, and manufacturers.

Per the company, there are already over 5,000 companies and 11,000 users that have adopted Altium 365. Now, with Nexar, partners are able to join the ecosystem to create software and services that are available to Altium 365 users.

Available resources partners can use via Nexar’s open API include integration with Altium 365 and Altium NEXUS, present component data from the Octopart search engine, and embedding ready to use “embeds” such as the Altium 365 ECAD viewer on web pages or within an application.

According to a company press release, important partner categories for the Nexar ecosystem include:

  • Software companies, including ECAD, MCAD, CAE, PLM, and ERP

  • Board fabricators and Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) companies

  • Electronic component distributors and manufacturers

  • Engineering service providers


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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including (Phoenix), (Phoenix),, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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