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The EDA tools market is projected to register a CAGR of 12.2% during the forecast period 2018-2023.
Electronic design automation consists of software tools used in the designing of electronic systems and components, such as integrated circuits and printed circuit boards. The tools allow hardware and software providers to design and simulate several electronic components and systems. The demand of EDA tools has increased significantly due to the reduction in time of electronics component or system design.
The demand for compact electronic devices has been increasing across several sectors, such as automotive and industrial manufacturing, and has compelled the IC manufacturers to increase investment in R&D, to reduce the size while improving the performance of ICs. This has led to the development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and 3D semiconductor devices.
Factors, such as, economic growth, favorable government policies, and increasing demand for consumer electronic devices in the US have increased the market's growth. The intensifying significance of the IoT and the presence of prominent semiconductor device manufacturers, such as Intel, are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.
Dave Lackey and Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits
The design process is arguably the most important part of the flex circuit procurement process. The decisions made in the design process will have a lasting impact, for better or worse, throughout the manufacturing cycle. In advance of providing important details about the actual construction of the flex circuit, it is of value to provide some sort of understanding of the expected use environment for the finished product.
Ralf Bruening, Zuken
Using powerful constraint techniques can be a double-edged sword. While the design process is made much safer by including constraints, it is all too easy to over-constrain the design and make it impossible to complete routing and placement. Even paper design guidelines can make products uneconomic to produce unless a great deal of engineering knowledge is applied during the design.
John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation
Ready or not, 5G is coming, and it will require the right circuit materials for many different types of high-frequency circuits, including power amplifiers. 5G represents the latest and greatest in wireless technology, and it will be challenging to design and fabricate, starting with the circuit board materials, because it will operate across many different frequencies, such as 6 GHz and below, as well as at millimeter-wave frequencies (typically 30 GHz and above).