Electronic Design Automation Industry – Q3 2008

According to the EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS), the Q3 2008 electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue declined by 10.9% to $1,258.6 million compared to $1,412.1 million in Q3 2007. The four-quarter moving average declined 2.8%. Companies that were tracked employed 28,176 professionals in Q3 2008, up 3.4 percent from the 27,254 employed in Q3 2007, and 6% over the 28,004 employed in Q2, 2008.

Revenue by Category

  • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
    Generated revenue of $465.4 million in Q3 2008, representing a 17.6% decrease over the same period in 2007. The four-quarter moving average CAE growth rate declined slightly at 1.9%, including the impact of the Q1 and Q2 2008 restatement.
  • IC Physical Design & Verification
    Revenue decreased to $298.7 million in Q3 2008, a 22.3% decrease compared to Q3 2007. The four-quarter moving average growth rate declined 10.1% for IC Physical Design & Verification.
  • Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM)
    Revenue increased 2.5% over Q3 2007 to $130.9 million. The four-quarter moving average growth rate for PCB & MCM showed a 0.4% increase.
  • Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP)
    Revenue totaled $267.8 million in Q3 2008, a 1.8% increase over Q3 2007. The four-quarter moving average growth rate for SIP was slightly down at 1.2%.
  • Services
    Revenue was $104.8 million in Q3 2008, up 25% from Q3 2007. The four-quarter moving average growth rate for services was up 14%.

Revenue by Region

  • North America
    Purchased 555.5 million of EDA products and services in Q3 2008, which represents an 11% decrease compared to Q3 2007. The four quarter moving average growth rate was down 10% for North America.
  • Western Europe
    Revenue was down 12.9% in Q3 2008 compared to Q3 2007, with revenues of $247.7 million. The four quarter moving average growth for Western Europe was up 3.9%.
  • Japan
    Q3 2008 revenue from decreased 15.3% to $254.8 million compared to Q3 2007. The four quarter moving average for Japan increased 5.4%.
  • Rest-of-World (ROW)
    Decreased to $200.5 million in Q3 2008, a 0.9% decrease compared to the same quarter in 2007. The four quarter moving average growth was positive at 1.1%.

More info: EDA Consortium