SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 07, 2009
-- The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q4 2008 declined 17.7 percent to $1318.7 million, compared to $1602.7 million in Q4 2007. The four-quarter moving average declined 9.4 percent. Note that revenue numbers which include Q1 and Q2 2008 reflect a restatement of those numbers.
“Declines in CAE, IC Physical Design and Verification, and PCB/MCM resulted in an overall decline for Q4 2008,” said Walden C. Rhines, EDA Consortium chair and Mentor Graphics CEO and chairman. “For Q4, the double-digit drop occurred in all regions except Western Europe, which showed an 8.4 percent decline.”
Companies that were tracked employed 27,311 professionals in Q4 2008, down 0.9 percent from the 27,562 employed in Q4 2007, and down 3.1 percent from the 28,176 employed in Q3 2008.Revenue by Product Category
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), EDA’s largest category, generated revenue of $501.8 million in Q4 2008. This represents a 24.4 percent decrease over the same period in 2007. The four-quarter moving average for CAE declined 12.3 percent, including the impact of the Q1 and Q2 2008 restatement.
In the next largest category, IC Physical Design and Verification, revenue decreased to $296.5 million in Q4 2008, a 32.7 percent decrease compared to Q4 2007. The four-quarter moving average declined 22.5 percent for IC Physical Design and Verification.
Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB and MCM) revenue decreased 11.6 percent compared to Q4 2007, to $135.9 million. The four-quarter moving average for PCB and MCM increased 0.4 percent.
Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $285.5 million in Q4 2008, a 7.6 percent increase over Q4 2007. The four-quarter moving average for SIP increased 2.3 percent.
Services revenue was $98.9 million in Q4 2008, up 24.5 percent from Q4 2007. The four-quarter moving average for services was up 19 percent.Revenue by Consuming Region
North America, EDA’s largest region, purchased $569.1 million of EDA products and services in Q4 2008, which represents a 22.7 percent decrease compared to Q4 2007. The four-quarter moving average was down 14.8 percent for North America.
Western Europe revenue was down 8.4 percent in Q4 2008 compared to Q4 2007, with revenues of $290.3 million. The four-quarter moving average for Western Europe was down 1.2 percent.
Q4 2008 revenue from Japan decreased 17.3 percent to $261.3 million compared to Q4 2007. The four-quarter moving average for Japan decreased 5.8 percent.
Rest-of-World (ROW) decreased to $197.9 million in Q4 2008, a 15.4 percent decrease compared to the same quarter in 2007. The four-quarter moving average declined 7.9 percent.About the MSS Report
The EDA Consortium Market Statistics Service reports EDA industry revenue data quarterly and is available by annual subscription. 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 and Verification), and region (North America, Western Europe, Japan, and Rest of World), 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
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