SAN JOSE -- Electronic design automation industry revenue increased 4.9% year-over-year during the third quarter of 2012 to $1619.9 million, the EDA Consortium said today.
Sequentially, EDA revenue rose 1.7%, and the four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased 8.8%.
During the period, printed circuit board and multichip module revenue rose 9% from last year to $153 million. The four-quarters moving average for PCB and MCM fell 1.7%.
Among the other segments, computer-aided engineering (CAE), the largest category by revenue, saw sales rise 11.6% to $632.5 million. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 11%. IC Physical Design & Verification revenue fell 3.4% to $326.7 million. The four-quarters moving average increased 12.2%. Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $423 million, up 3.2%. The four-quarters moving average increased 9%. Services revenue was $84.7 million, down 4.6%. The four-quarters moving average decreased 0.8%.
The Americas remains EDA’s largest region, purchasing $715.7 million of EDA products and services in the quarter, up 1.3% from 2011. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas increased 9.3%. Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) was up 3.8% to $267.5 million. The EMEA four-quarters moving average increased 7.7%. Japan's sales fell 5.1% to $243.9 million, and its four-quarters moving average decreased 6.6%. Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased 21.8% to $392.8 million and its four-quarters moving average increased 21.9%.
“The EDA industry recorded its eleventh consecutive year-over-year quarterly growth,” said EDAC spokesman Wally Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. “Asia/Pacific led the way with double-digit growth, while all other regions except Japan were also positive.”
Companies that were tracked employed 28,877 professionals in Q3 2012, up 6.3% from 2011 and up 2.4% sequentially.
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