SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr 01, 2013 -- The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 4.6 percent for Q4 2012 to $1779.1 million, compared to $1700.1 million in Q4 2011. Sequential EDA revenue for Q4 2012 increased 9.8 percent compared to Q3 2012, while the four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 6.7 percent.
"The EDA industry finished 2012 with a record quarter," said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the EDAC MSS and chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. "CAE, IP and PCB were all strong, with PCB at 19.5% growth, more than double that of any other major category. Geographically, all of the regions reported positive growth, with the Europe/Middle East/Africa region leading the way."
Companies that were tracked employed 29,578 professionals in Q4 2012, an increase of 7.1 percent compared to the 27,623 people employed in Q4 2011, and up 2.4 percent compared to Q3 2012.
The complete MSS report, containing detailed revenue information broken out by both categories and geographic regions, is available via subscription from the EDA Consortium.
Revenue by Product Category
The largest category, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $693.0 million in Q4 2012, which represents a 7.5 percent increase over Q4 2011. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 9.8 percent.
IC Physical Design & Verification revenue decreased to $360.4 million in Q4 2012, an 8.2 percent decrease compared to Q4 2011. The four-quarters moving average increased 2.2 percent.
Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $167.0 million represents an increase of 19.5 percent compared to Q4 2011. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM increased 7.6 percent.
Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $467.4 million in Q4 2012, an 8.1 percent increase compared to Q4 2011. The four-quarters moving average increased 7.7 percent.
Services revenue was $91.3 million in Q4 2012, an increase of 0.5 percent compared to Q4 2011. The four-quarters moving average decreased 3.0 percent.
Revenue by Region
The Americas, EDA's largest region, purchased $767.1 million of EDA products and services in Q4 2012, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to Q4 2011. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas increased 7.4 percent.
Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) was up 8.1 percent in Q4 2012 compared to Q4 2011 on revenues of $331.0 million. The EMEA four-quarters moving average increased 6.8 percent.
Fourth quarter 2012 revenue from Japan increased 4.4 percent to $259.1 million compared to Q4 2011. The four-quarters moving average for Japan decreased 3.0 percent.
The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased to $421.8 million in Q4 2012, an increase of 0.5 percent compared to the fourth quarter in 2011. The four-quarters moving average increased 12.5 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 & 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, or to subscribe to the Market Statistics Service, call 408-287-3322 or email email@example.com.