Octomyze Welcomes Upverter to the Altium Family


The Octomyze team would like to welcome Upverter to the Altium family, which includes the previously acquired startups Octopart and Ciiva back in 2015.

Upverter is the world’s leading cloud-based electronic design software. Their focus is on enabling engineers to rapidly design next-generation electronics and IOT devices in the cloud, for free.

Octopart shares Upverter’s belief that the best tools should streamline the design engineer’s workflow, not slow it down. Both Octopart and Upverter are driven by the desire to make the design process faster, easier, and more intuitive for everyone.

As a long-time partner within the Octomyze network, Upverter already utilized Octopart as a feature within their system, and now that both teams are under the same roof, that collaboration will only deepen.

This acquisition will mean more opportunities coming down the road for distributors and manufacturers partnering with Octomyze on demand generation.

Please contact your Demand Generation Experts to find out more.

Octomyze Audience Partner Spotlight: EMA

Last May, Ultra Librarian joined the Octomyze Audience Network. Owned by EMA Design Automation, Ultra Librarian is a cloud-based CAD library with over 12 million components aimed to speed up design.

We’re excited to announce that EMA Design Automation has further integrated the Octopart API into two more products: OrCAD Capture and OrCAD Component Information Portal (CIP). OrCAD Capture is a fast and intuitive PCB schematic design solution and OrCAD CIP is a database management and online component research environment.

Ultra Librarian

On Ultralibrarian.com, EMA has made it quick and easy to find the footprints and symbols needed for design. With the integration of Octopart’s API, design engineers are able to make smart decisions with insight into the supply chain.

OrCAD Capture

The OrCAD Capture solution integrates everything needed for circuit design all the way to signal integrity planning.

OrCAD Capture integrates the Octopart API (via Ultra Librarian for OrCAD) in order to bring component availability to design engineers early on in the design cycle.


OrCAD CIP provides an intuitive interface to maintain component information and helps facilitate component research on downloadable component content for millions of parts.

 The OrCAD CIP integration allows design engineers to check availability of a part number across multiple distributors.

The partnership with Octomyze allows EMA to utilize Octopart’s API to marry component search with design. Distributors and manufacturers on Octopart.com also gain further exposure with an active design audience.

To learn more about working with Octomyze or Octopart, contact us today!

Octopart Product Update: The Improved Way To Search For Parts

Last week, Octopart, the leading search engine and resource for accurate and complete data for electronic components, released a new update to the Octopart search interface.  Through improved category navigation and smarter filter suggestions, design engineers, purchasers, and makers are now able to come to Octopart and find the correct part without knowing the MPN.

Here’s an outline of what’s new:

  • Faster Category Navigation
    • The new category system, which is always in the top bar, features the entire category tree, allowing engineers to see how parts are related.
  • Smarter Filter Suggestions
    • A new algorithm developed by Octopart’s in-house electrical engineers provides technical specifications most relevant to your search.
  • Improved Filter Dialog
    • More options to filter results by, i.e. value, number of results.
  • Layout Optimized for Split Screen
    • Easily use side by side with Excel or any other tool.

Most importantly, improving the parametric search features means engineers can now find the parts that fit their needs when they only know a few details. As a distributor or manufacturer listing your inventory on Octopart, now more than ever, it is important to remain competitive and provide the most complete and accurate information.

As Octopart continues to set the bar in streamlining the engineering workflow, the entire Octomyze Audience Network of the industry’s leading engineering and design resources becomes stronger. This network includes Octopart, Altium Designer, Aperza, CircuitMaker, Arena Solutions, Embedded Computing Design, and Upverter.

If you are a distributor or manufacturer, market your components to your exact customer by utilizing the Octomyze Audience Network. As a result, your components might win the final design.

For any questions about Octomyze or if you would like to speak to one of our Demand Generation Experts about marketing opportunities we have available, contact us today.

Octomyze Welcomes Dan Schoenfelder as VP Business Development

We are pleased to announce that electronic component industry veteran, Dan Schoenfelder, has joined Octopart as VP Business Development, heading up the Octomyze team.

Dan is tasked with generating demand - in the form of new customers and increased sales volume - for the component industry through Octomyze’s unprecedented connection with engineers throughout the entire design process.

Dan is based in Colorado and previously held senior positions in digital sales and supply chain management at Arrow Electronics and Flextronics.

Many of the marketing pros at the distributors and manufacturers partnering with Octomyze already know Dan. For those of you who don’t, Dan is eager to get to know you in the near future.

You can reach Dan Schoenfelder at [email protected] to find out what’s coming up next for Octomyze!

New Octomyze Partner: Ultra Librarian

Ultra Librarian, the PCB design solution offering library creation software and the world’s largest database of CAD neutral library parts owned by EMA Design Automation, is joining Octomyze!

A new integration with Octomyze audience partner Octopart, the powerful search engine for electronic components, will allow engineers to see electronic component pricing and technical information along with the pre-authored and verified parts to help them quickly choose the best electronic components for their designs. The integration between Ultra Librarian and Octopart offers even more exposure to key design audiences through the Octomyze network.

“Many design engineers turn to Ultra Librarian for symbols, footprints, and 3D models. Octomyze is proud to be partnering with them to provide Octopart-powered pricing and availability information at a critical point in the design process,” said Christopher Calvi, head of Octopart and Octomyze. “The Ultra Librarian integration is a prime example of providing more value to the engineer, while generating more demand for electronic component distributors and manufacturers.”

“Adding Octopart pricing and component data to Ultra Librarian gives our customers key information for making intelligent part selections early in the design process,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation.  “This new information adds to the Ultra Librarian goal of being the gold standard of EDA libraries by providing a one stop shop for all of an engineer’s library needs.”

The Octomyze network also includes Octopart, the powerful search engine for electronic components; Altium Designer, the leading PCB design tool worldwide; CircuitMaker, the free, easy to use PCB design tool for the open source hardware community; Upverter, the collaborative, web-based CAD tool provider; and Arena Solutions, one of the original cloud PLM providers; media company Embedded Computing Design, Japanese product marketplace Aperza; and intelligent footprint, 3D models, and schematic symbols database PCB Libraries.

Octomyze’s goal is to drive demand generation for the component industry through our unprecedented connection with engineers throughout the entire design process. If you’re interested in exploring our myriad opportunities and solutions to help your products reach this wide audience as well, please contact us.