We want to be first-choice on all educational institutions to ensure qualified workforce in the industry.
Nordcad Systems A/S is established and is now a supplier of OrCAD products for schematic (STD) and PCB layout (PCB2/PCB386). The computer had just started to emerge in electronics development, and the first orders of software were delivered by motorcycle and consisted of floppy disks. Shortly after this point, we started selling and supporting Microsim PSpice for mixed analogue/digital simulations.
In 1988 Arvid Thorndahl in hired to conduct sales and marketing.
In 1994 Arvid Thorndahl takes over the ownership of Nordcad as CEO. At this point in time, OrCAD schematic is starting to be the first choice in the industry. PSpice was also well known and used in the industry, on educational institutions with e.g. the lite version. Most orders to Nordcad were faxed in, and licenses distributed via carrier. Licenses were accompanied with huge user manuals, and training sessions were conducted with overhead projectors.
In 1995 Ole Ejlersen joins Nordcad as CTO, and he quickly becomes an important asset to the company. Ole is responsible for creating new standards within technical support, which to this day is an essential part of Nordcad’s services. In 2001 Ole gets stakes in the company, and together with Arvid they begin a journey to becoming the leading ECAD supplier in the Northern region.
In January 2017 came the opportunity to distribute to electronics companies in Norway under the subsidiary Nordcad AS. At this time Nordcad becomes the largest supplier of software for electronics development in Scandinavia.
Nordcad’s focus is to strengthen the Danish and Norwegian electronics industry, and therefore established an office in a science park in Oslo. From here we can contribute to developing the startup environment and share knowledge and experience with a large network of smaller electronics companies.
The growth of Nordcad is continuous concurrently with helping many Danish companies integrate their design tools and other systems such as PLM and ERP.
1 september 2019 Nordcad takes over distribution of Cadence in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. Nordcad buys up the Swedish distributor Gateline, and is now represented in the entire Northern region. At the same time, Søren Jul Christiansen and Ulrich Jespersen as owners, and Nordcad is now run by a four-person team. The technical team grows from six to nine members, who cover multiple competencies within PCB design, software development, simulation, signal integrity, power integrity, component control, hotline support etc.
On 1 July 2020 the Finnish company Nordcad Oy is founded as an independent sister company to the Danish Nordcad Systems A/S, and is no longer run by the Swedish distributor GATEline by Nordcad. The Finnish company continues to run distribution of Cadence in Estonia.
On 1 July 2021 GATEline by Nordcad officially undergoes a name change, and is now Nordcad AB. All four companies in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark now carry the same brand.
On the same date Nordcad AB moves to new office facilities: Elektronvägen 4, 141 49 Huddinge.
From 15 August Nordcad Systems A/S also moves to a new location: Ryesgade 60b, 9000 Aalborg.