EDA Industry Revenue Grows by 10% to $1.345 Billion in Q1 2007

The EDA Consortium’s Market Statistics Service (MSS) announced that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q1 of 2007 grew 10 percent to $1,345 million, versus $1,223 million in Q1 2006. The four-quarter average growth rate, which compares the most recent four quarters to the same four quarters in the prior year, was 15 percent. This increase reflects both the continuing growth of the industry as a whole and the growth of the MSS program.

“The same forces that we previously cited as drivers for EDA’s continued growth apply to this quarter’s figures,” said Aart de Geus, chairman of the EDA Consortium and chairman and CEO of Synopsys, Inc. “Consumer electronics and the continued move toward deeper sub-micron processes are fueling the need for advanced EDA tools in all segments of the industry.”

Companies that were tracked employed 25,820 professionals in Q1 2007, up 11 percent from the 23,324 in Q1 2006.

“Consumers are demanding feature-laden, low power products and EDA providers are responding with tools and flows that meet these needs,” said Robert Gardner, executive director, EDA Consortium. “We believe that this ongoing demand will continue to boost revenues for the foreseeable future.”

Revenue by Product Category

  • EDA’s largest tool category, Computer-Aided Engineering, generated revenue of $521 million in Q1 2007, 2 percent more than the same period in 2006. The four quarter moving average CAE growth rate was 11 percent.
  • IC Physical Design & Verification revenue increased 14 percent to $357 million in Q1 2007 compared to the same quarter in 2006. The four quarter moving average growth rate was 16 percent for IC Physical Design & Verification.
  • Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $245 million in Q1 2007, a 5 percent increase over Q1 2006. The four quarter moving average growth rate for SIP was 18 percent.
  • Services revenue was $89 million in Q1 2007, up 11 percent from Q1 2006. The four quarter moving average growth rate was 11 percent for Services.
  • Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module revenue jumped 59 percent in Q1 2007 to $133 million. The four quarter moving average growth rate for PCB & MCM was also high at 30 percent.

Revenue by Consuming Region

  • North America, EDA’s largest region, purchased $619 million of EDA products and services in Q1 2007, an 8 percent increase over Q1 2006. The four quarter moving average growth rate was 19 percent for North America.
  • Western Europe revenue was up 6 percent in Q1 2007 with revenues of $232 million. The four quarter moving average growth for Western Europe was 11 percent.
  • 2007 Q1 revenue from Japan grew 8 percent over Q1 2006 to $314 million. Japan had a four quarter moving average growth rate of 4 percent.
  • Rest-of-World (ROW) continued to extend previous years of revenue growth by increasing 31 percent to $181 million in Q1 2007. The four quarter moving average growth was also strong at 25 percent.

About the MSS Report
The EDA Consortium’s 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), operating system (UNIX vs. Windows) 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 tools and services that enable engineers to create the world’s electronic products. EDA is the critical technology used to design electronics for the communications, computer, space technology, medical and industrial equipment and consumer electronics markets among others. For more information about the EDA Consortium or to subscribe to the Market Statistics Service, call 408-287-3322 or email mss@edac.org.