Electronic Design Automation Industry Revenue Declines in Q1 2009

The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) announced that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q1 2009 declined 10.7 percent to $1192.1 million, compared to $1334.2 million in Q1 2008, driven primarily by an accounting shift at one major EDA company. The four-quarter moving average declined 11.3 percent.

“The business environment remained difficult for EDA as for other industries, with Q1 EDA revenues declining in all regions except Asia Pacific,” said Walden C. Rhines, EDA Consortium chair and Mentor Graphics CEO and chairman. “Nevertheless, for Q1, the overall decline was less than for the previous quarter.”

Companies that were tracked employed 26,561 professionals in Q1 2009, down 2.8 percent from the 27,329 employed in Q1 2008, and down 2.7 percent from the 27,311 employed in Q4 2008.

Revenue by Product Category
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), EDA’s largest category, generated revenue of $427.9 million in Q1 2009. This represents an 18.8 percent decrease over the same period in 2008. The four-quarter moving average for CAE declined 16.8 percent.

In the next largest category, IC Physical Design & Verification, revenue decreased to $302.2 million in Q1 2009, a 5.4 percent decrease compared to Q1 2008. The four-quarter moving average declined 21.6 percent for IC Physical Design & Verification.

Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue decreased 7.1 percent compared to Q1 2008, to $119.9 million. The four-quarter moving average for PCB & MCM decreased 0.6 percent.

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $236.3 million in Q1 2009, a 12.8 percent decrease compared to Q1 2008. The four-quarter moving average for SIP decreased 1.4 percent.

Services revenue was $105.7 million in Q1 2009, an increase of 20.4 percent compared to Q1 2008. The four-quarter moving average for services was up 24.6 percent.

Revenue by Consuming Region
The Americas, EDA’s largest region, purchased $494 million of EDA products and services in Q1 2009, representing an 11.6 percent decrease compared to Q1 2008. The four-quarter moving average was down 15.4 percent for the region.

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) revenue was down 15.9 percent in Q1 2009 compared to Q1 2008, with revenues of $223.2 million. The four-quarter moving average for Western Europe was down 7.5 percent.

Q1 2009 revenue from Japan decreased 17.7 percent to $265.5 million compared to Q1 2008. The four-quarter moving average for Japan decreased 10.8 percent.

The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region increased to $209.4 million in Q1 2009, an 11.5 percent increase compared to the same quarter in 2008. The four-quarter moving average declined 4.7 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 (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 or to subscribe to the Market Statistics Service call 408-287-3322.