Occasionally when there have been discussions about low-cost schematic capture and board layout software, I've mentioned IVEX's Windraft and Winboard line.
Anyway, I just got an e-mail from IVEX that they are closing their doors and selling their software at firesale prices.
On the one hand, they are going out of business and there won't be any further upgrades or support. On the other, it's a chance to pick up some decent software pretty cheap.
I don't know how long they will be doing this, but here is the information they sent me:....
Dear Ivex customer,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being our customer.
However, I am sad that I must announce that Ivex will be closing its doors.
At this point we would like to give you a final opportunity to purchase
the software. To facilitate this opportunity, we will accept orders for
the following packages:
Now just $ 599
Now just $399
Current customers who wish to upgrade their pins may do so at half
price ($25 per 100 pins). Or, they may upgrade to PX versions for
$299 if below P650
$199 if P650 or above
Finally, we are making available a special "Lifeline CD". It contains
the latest versions of all Ivex software (including WinBoard ver. 2.27),
latest libraries (including user-contributed libraries), all of our
application notes, the entire contents of our Knowledge Base, and
your own registration numbers for safe keeping. This is available
to any bona-fide customer for $100.00.
During this special sale, the following rules will apply:
- All items will be paid by credit card at the time of purchase.
- All sales are final.
With thanks, special regards, and fond memories of the decade of Ivex,
Ivex Design International, Inc.
P.O. Box 7156
Beaverton, OR 97007
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interest in our software tools in the past. We occasionally send out
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