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Waters Corporation Standardizes on a Single PCB flow with Xpedition Enterprise Enabling Sharing Designs and Resources Across the Organization

The transition to Xpedition Enterprise was clearly the best replacement flow for Waters. Their success was due to a well defined process developed by Mentor’s Customer Consulting group’s efforts and Water’s choice to transition libraries and databases in increments.

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We researched different product options and found that the value of the Xpedition Flow is the ability to share a design anywhere in the world. There are also large benefits to having the ability to create one global-standard library for the entire company to use.”

Bob Laman, ECAD Manager, Waters Corporation

At Waters, designers are involved in product development at globally dispersed sites, with hardware development specifically being performed in three international centers. Through mergers and acquisitions, there were no company standards. This proved problematic for efficiently developing products cost effectively and within limited time constraints. Waters evaluated their PCB requirements and determined that Xpedition™ Enterprise provided the solution they required due to concurrent design collaboration, requirements to develop a standard library and database as well as the ability to share resources across the enterprise.

At Waters, DMS is used as our electrical component database, design and manufacturing file vault, and the front end to DxDesignerâ„¢ for selecting components. Additionally, it provides the interface to the SAP platform that allows us to interchange information with our corporate MRP system.”

Bob Laman, ECAD Manager, Waters Corporation

About Waters Corporation

For over 50 years, Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) is a successful developer of innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Waters is a worldwide leader in the liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry analytical instrumentation markets. Acknowledging the company’s success, BusinessWeek Magazine added Waters to the BusinessWeek Top 50 Performing Companies global rankings in 2009.

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