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EMA and Arena Solutions form strategic alliance


EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider of electronic design automation (EDA) solutions, has formed a strategic alliance with Arena Solutions, a pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications. The deal combines Arena PLM with EMA’s data management solution for Cadence OrCAD, aiming to improve the overall user experience.

“Many of our customers are using Arena PLM today,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “By establishing this strategic alliance, our mutual customers can be assured that their product lifecycle data and their work in progress engineering data are in sync and work together as a unified system.”

The OrCAD and Arena integration provides a number of benefits for organizations using both systems. Components from the enterprise PLM system are available directly within the OrCAD Capture CIS design environment making search, selection, and placement very simple. Parts listed as obsolete in the PLM system can be easily identified and swapped out in an OrCAD design. All parts added to a design are assured to be approved and preferred components. With a complete design containing accurate component information, OrCAD users can create zero touch BOMs because all required component information comes directly from their enterprise PLM system. Finally these BOMs are easily imported into Arena PLM for sharing with the rest of the organization.

Arena PLM provides product companies with a solution that gives all stakeholders, from internal engineers to key suppliers, access to the product record, ensuring that everyone has a single version of the truth. Because it is delivered as a service via the cloud, Arena deploys, scales and connects to the extended supply chain effortlessly.