Report: PCB CAD Sales Slipped in Q3 Print E-mail
Written by Chelsey Drysdale   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 22:28

SAN JOSE, CA – Printed circuit board and multichip module CAD software revenue fell 0.3% year-over-year in the third quarter 2013, says the EDA Consortium.

Sales were $152.5 million for the period, while the four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM tools increased 7.6%.

Overall electronic design automation industry revenue increased 6.8% to $1.73 billion, up 6.8% year-over-year. Sequential EDA revenue increased 4.6%, while the four-quarters moving average increased 5.8%. Total revenue for the four quarters ended September 2013 was $6.83 billion.

“EDA industry revenue realized continued growth in the third quarter of 2013, with double-digit increases in IC physical design and services,” said Wally Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. “Geographically, the Asia-Pacific region again reported double-digit growth, with significant growth in the Americas and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions.”

Tracked companies employed 29,967 professionals in the third quarter, an increase of 3.8% compared to the prior-year period, and up 2.3% sequentially.

The largest category, computer-aided engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $643.5 million for the quarter, up 1.7% year-over-year. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 3.2%.

IC physical design & verification revenue increased 11.1% to $362.9 million year-over-year. The four-quarters moving average increased 3%.

Semiconductor intellectual property revenue totaled $476.9 million, up 12.7% compared to the same quarter in 2012. The four-quarters moving average rose 10.8%.

Services revenue was $93.5 million, up 10.4% year-over-year. The four-quarters moving average increased 8.7%.

The Americas, EDA's largest region, purchased $770.7 million of EDA products and services in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 7.7% compared to the same quarter in the previous year. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas increased 5.1%.

Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) was up 6.7% year-over-year, and the EMEA four-quarters moving average increased 6.8%.

Third quarter 2013 revenue from Japan decreased 8.2% to $223.8 million compared to the same period of 2012. The four-quarters moving average decreased 4.2%.

Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased to $449.3 million, up 14.4 % year-over-year. The four-quarters moving average increased 12.8%.

 

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