EDA's PCB/MCM Sector Posts 3% Revenue Drop for Q3 2015
The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 7.1 percent for Q3 2015 to $1.96 billion, compared to $1.83 billion in Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, also increased by 8.8 percent.
"EDA Industry revenues continued to grow in the third quarter, with IC Physical Design and Semiconductor IP reporting double-digit growth," said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the EDAC MSS and Chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. "Geographically, the Americas, Japan, and Asia Pacific all reported solid revenue growth."
Companies that were tracked employed a record 33,430 professionals in Q3 2015, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to the 31,648 people employed in Q3 2014, and up 1.9 percent compared to Q2 2015.
The complete quarterly MSS report, containing detailed revenue information broken out by both categories and geographic regions, is available to members of the EDA Consortium.
Revenue by Product Category
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $634.7 million in Q3 2015, which represents a 5 percent increase compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 2.4 percent.
IC Physical Design & Verification revenue was $407.9 million in Q3 2015, a 14 percent increase compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average increased 13.9 percent.
Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $162.4 million for Q3 2015 represents a decrease of 3 percent compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM decreased 5.9 percent.
Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $652.9 million in Q3 2015, an 11.4 percent increase compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average increased 19 percent.
Services revenue was $99.6 million in Q3 2015, a decrease of 11.4 percent compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average increased 3 percent.
Revenue by Region
The Americas, EDA's largest region, purchased $904.2 million of EDA products and services in Q3 2015, an increase of 7.4 percent compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas increased 10.7 percent.
Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) decreased 2.2 percent in Q3 2015 compared to Q3 2014 on revenues of $290.3 million. The EMEA four-quarters moving average decreased 0.8 percent.
Third quarter 2015 revenue from Japan increased 8.3 percent to $205.2 million compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average for Japan decreased 4.9 percent.
The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased to $557.8 million in Q3 2015, an increase of 11.6 percent compared to the third quarter of 2014. The four-quarters moving average increased 17.5 percent.
The complete MSS report, available to the EDA Consortium members, contains additional detail for countries in the Asia/Pacific region.
About the MSS Report
The EDA Consortium Market Statistics Service reports EDA industry revenue data quarterly and is available to EDAC 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 EDA Consortium
The Electronic Design Automation Consortium, EDAC, is the international association representing companies that develop and provide software tools, services, intellectual property and hardware that make it possible for hardware and software engineers to create the world's electronic products. EDAC's member companies deliver the critical technology and solutions needed to design and verify the semiconductors and associated software, packaging and interconnect technologies that enable the manufacturing of these products. Our member companies impact every conceivable segment of the electronics market, from communications, computers, networking, space technology, medical and industrial equipment to consumer electronics and the emerging IoT (Internet of Things) markets.