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SYDNEY, Australia -- Altium Limited (ASX: ALU), a leading developer of Windows-based electronic design and development software, is pleased to announce a significant price reduction for their TASKING 8051 Software Development Toolsets. From the 1st of March 2002, the regular retail price for a TASKING 8051 toolset will be reduced from US$1,790 to just US$795 a saving of nearly US$1,000. This new pricing emphasises Altium s commitment to providing every electronic designer and developer with access to the best possible tools at an affordable price.

By re-pricing our 8051 toolsets so significantly, we are lowering the entry point for 8051 embedded developers by providing them with a fully functional, professional embedded software development toolset for under US$800, says Bruce Edwards, Executive Director, Altium. The 8051 is a versatile and widely-used architecture and the TASKING 8051 toolset gives developers everything they need to produce tight, fast, and reliable code for today s demanding embedded applications.

The TASKING 8051 toolset supports more 8051 variants than any other toolset in the market, and includes:

With the new pricing for the TASKING 8051 toolset, Altium continues to break down the barriers to innovation and technological advancement by giving embedded designers access to the best value and the best technology in the industry.


The TASKING 8051 toolset v6.0 (TK008-024) is available for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, as well as PC/Linux and Workstations (Unix). The new US$795 pricing becomes effective on March 1st, 2002.

A demo version of the TASKING 8051 toolset is available for download from the TASKING website at

For more product information, visit or contact your local Altium Sales and Support Center.

About Altium Limited

Altium Limited (ASX: ALU), trading as Protel International Limited (ASX: PRI) prior to August 6, 2001, is a leading global developer and supplier of desktop Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and embedded software design tools for the Microsoft Windows environment.

Since the Company's foundation in 1985 and its release of the world s first Microsoft Windows-based EDA tool in 1991, Altium has continued to apply the most advanced software design methods to provide powerful, easy-to-use and affordable design software to engineers and electronics designers worldwide.

Altium s current product brands include Protel, P-CAD, TASKING, Accolade, CircuitMaker and CAMtastic!. These products offer tailored solutions covering a range of hardware and software design processes.

Altium is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and operates a number of sales and support offices in Australia, the United States, Japan and Europe as well as maintaining a large reseller network in all other major markets. More information about the Company and its products and services may be obtained from our website at

Altium USA Media Contact

Janice Hughes
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Lyme, CT 06371
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Altium Limited
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Dateline: 03/04/02