EDA Consortium: Record Q4 Industry Revenue, but PCB Drops


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The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) has announced that EDA industry revenue increased 11.9% for Q4 2014 to a record $2.1 billion, compared to $1.88 billion in Q4 2013. But PCB/MCM revenue dropped 7.6% from the same year-ago period.

Sequential EDA revenue for Q4 2014 increased 15.1% compared to Q3 2014, while the four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 7.3%.

"The fourth quarter revenue represents both a record quarter and the culmination of a record year for the EDA industry," said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the EDAC MSS and chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. "IC Physical Design and Semiconductor IP both reported double digit growth in Q4. Geographically, the Americas as well as Asia-Pacific had record quarters with double digit growth in those regions."

Companies that were tracked employed a record 31,735 professionals in Q4 2014, an increase 6.2% compared to the 29,880 people employed in Q4 2013, and up 0.3% compared to Q3, 2014.

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

The largest category, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $699.5 million in Q4 2014, which represents a 3.1 percent decrease compared to Q4 2013. The four-quarters moving average for CAE decreased 1.3%.

IC Physical Design & Verification revenue was $483.7 million in Q4 2014, a 25.9% increase compared to Q4 2013. The four-quarters moving average increased 4.7%.

Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $176.2 million for Q4 2014 represents a decrease of 7.6 percent compared to Q4 2013. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM increased 5.1%.

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $642.8 million in Q4 2014, a 32 percent increase compared to Q4 2013. The four-quarters moving average increased 22.1 percent.

Services revenue was $101.6 million in Q4 2014, an increase of 4.9% compared to Q4 2013. The four-quarters moving average increased 6.1%.

Revenue by Region

The Americas, EDA's largest region, purchased $935.4 million of EDA products and services in Q4 2014, an increase of 13.8% compared to Q4 2013. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas increased 10.4%.

Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) was flat in Q4 2014 compared to Q4 2013 on revenues of $328.9 million. The EMEA four-quarters moving average increased 3.6 percent.

Fourth quarter 2014 revenue from Japan decreased 19.5% to $206.8 million compared to Q4 2013. The four-quarters moving average for Japan decreased 17.8%.

The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased to $632.9 million in Q4 2014, an increase of 33.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. The four-quarters moving average increased 18%.

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 EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide design tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products used for communications, computer, space technology, medical, automotive, industrial equipment, and consumer electronics markets among others. For more information about the EDA Consortium, visit www.edac.org. To subscribe to the Market Statistics Service, call 408-287-3322 or e-mail mss14@edac.org.

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