ESD Alliance: EDA Industry Revenue Rose 10.7% in Q4 2017

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The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 10.7% for Q4 2017 to $2.7 billion, compared to $2.45 billion in Q4 2016. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 9.5%.

"The EDA industry reported increases in all product categories in Q4, with double digit increases in CAE, IC Physical Design & Verification, and Semiconductor IP." said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the ESD Alliance MSS and president and CEO of Mentor, a Siemens business. "This represents eight consecutive years of industry growth. Geographically, the Americas and Asia-Pacific reported double-digit growth in 2017."

Companies that were tracked employed 39,363 professionals in Q4 2017, an increase of 9.8% compared to the 36,412 employed in Q4 2016, and up 2.4% compared to Q3 2017. 

The complete quarterly MSS report, containing detailed revenue information broken out by both categories and geographic regions, is available to members of the ESD Alliance.

Revenue by Product Category 

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $848.1 million in Q4 2017, which represents a 12% increase compared to Q4 2016. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 7.8%.

IC Physical Design & Verification revenue was $549.8 million in Q4 2017, an 11% increase compared to Q4 2016. The four-quarters moving average increased 6.0%. 

Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $241.1 million for Q4 2017 represents an increase of 2.4% compared to Q4 2016. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM increased 8.1%. 

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $961.5 million in Q4 2017, a 12.3% increase compared to Q4 2016. The four-quarters moving average increased 14.4%. 

Services revenue was $118.1 million in Q4 2017, an increase of 7.2% compared to Q4 2016. The four-quarters moving average increased 3%. 

Revenue by Region

The Americas, EDA's largest region, purchased $1252.8 million of EDA products and services in Q4 2017, an increase of 19.5% compared to Q4 2016. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas increased 10.9%. 

Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) decreased 0.9% in Q4 2017 compared to Q4 2016 on revenues of $386.3 million. The EMEA four-quarters moving average increased 4.6%. 

Fourth quarter 2017 revenue from Japan increased 0.5% to $228.9 million compared to Q4 2016. The four-quarters moving average for Japan increased 3.2%. 

The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased to $850.7 million in Q4 2017, an increase of 7.8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. The four-quarters moving average increased 12%. 

 The complete MSS report, available to the ESD Alliance members, contains additional detail for countries in the Asia/Pacific region. 

About the MSS Report

The ESD Alliance Market Statistics Service reports EDA industry revenue data quarterly and is available to Alliance members. Both public and private companies contribute data to the report. Each quarterly report is published approximately three months after quarter close. MSS report data is segmented as follows: revenue type (product licenses and maintenance, services, and SIP), application (CAE, PCB/MCM Layout, and IC Physical Design & Verification), and region (the Americas, Europe Middle East and Africa, Japan, and Asia Pacific), with many subcategories of detail provided. The report also tracks total employment of the reporting companies. 

About the Electronic System Design Alliance

The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, an international association of companies providing goods and services throughout the semiconductor design ecosystem, is a forum to address technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry. It acts as the central voice to communicate and promote the value of the semiconductor design industry as a vital component of the global electronics industry. 


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