PCB Software Demand Slows in Q2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 10:40

SAN JOSE -- Second quarter sales of electronic design automation software and services rose 10.8% year-over-year on higher demand for computer-aided engineering and IC design tools.

For the period ended June 30, total revenue was $1.59 billion (Figure 1). Sales of printed circuit board design software and services fell 2.7% from last year to $141 million.

Revenue growth by category Revenue growth by region
Figure 1. Q2 2012 EDA revenue growth by category.
Figure 2. Q2 2012 EDA revenue growth by region.

Tables 1 and 2 show the percentage growth for the EDA industry by major category and region. (Negative growth is listed in parentheses).

($ Millions)
% Change
CAE 618.4 12.5
IC Physical Design & Verification 327.9 14.3
PCB & MCM 141.0 (-2.7)
SIP 420.5 14.4
Services 85.1 (-4.1)
($ Millions)
% Change
Americas 707.2 13.0
EMEA 261.2 6.0
Japan 258.6 1.8
APAC 366.0 17.5

Table 1. Q2 2012 EDA revenue growth by category. Table 2. Q2 2012 EDA revenue growth by region.

Figure 3 shows the EDA revenue percentages by major category. As the chart shows, CAE remains the largest category, followed by Semiconductor IP and IC Design and Verification tools. Geographically, the Americas is the largest consumer of EDA tools, with the remainder divided amongst Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Japan, and Asia Pacific (APAC), as shown in Figure 4.

MSS revenue percentage by category MSS revenue percentage by region
Figure 3. Q2 2012 EDA revenue percentage by category. Figure 4. Q2 2012 EDA revenue percentage by region.

Figure 5 shows the historical EDA revenue for the major categories (CAE, PCB & MCM, IC Physical Design and Verification, SIP and Services) from the first quarter 1996 through the second quarter 2012.

EDA revenue history
Figure 5. EDA revenue history, 1996 - present.
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