DesignAdvance™ Systems Inc., a developer of innovative design automation software for users of EDA and MCAD tools, announced its entrance into the Chinese PCB design market with the appointment of Shenzhen EDA Technologies Co. Ltd. as a distribution partner. Shenzhen EDA Technologies, a dedicated professional engineering software company based in Shenzhen, China, provides industry-specific solutions to the PCB and IC markets.

Under the terms of the agreement, Shenzhen EDA Technologis will provide PCB designers in China with DesignAdvance products and technical support including the company's award winning product, CircuitSpace™, which brings user-assisted automation to the current manual process of PCB component placement.

"Shenzhen EDA Technologies is excited about bringing CircuitSpace to the Chinese market," said Tony Zhou, CEO of Shenzhen EDA Technologies. "We have an extensive history delivering well known PCB design tools from company's such as Cadence and Mentor Graphics to our customers; CircuitSpace fills the need for design productivity that is currently unavailable in the PCB design tool arena. CircuitSpace provides major technological advantages and speed improvements over current component placement techniques."

"The growing PCB design community and strong demand for CircuitSpace in China is driving our continued expansion," said Randy Eager, DesignAdvance CEO. "CircuitSpace's innovative approach to PCB component placement coupled with the expertise Shenzhen EDA Technologies supplies, provides true value to our customers."