EDA Industry Revenue Up 6.7% in 3Q18


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The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 6.7% for Q3 2018 to $2435.6 million, compared to $2283.2 million in Q3 2017. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 8.4%.

"The EDA industry continues to report growth, with all major product categories and geographic regions reporting revenue increases," said Walden C. Rhines, CEO Emeritus of Mentor, a Siemens Business and member of the ESD Alliance Governing Council. "Geographically, the Americas reported the largest regional increase for Q3, followed closely by Asia Pacific."

Companies that were tracked employed 42,162 professionals in Q3 2018, an increase of 8% compared to the 39,044 employed in Q3 2017, and up 1.1% compared to Q2 2018.

The complete quarterly MSS report, containing detailed revenue information broken out by both categories and geographic regions, is available to members of the ESD Alliance.

Revenue by Product Category

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) generated revenue of $756.6 million in Q3 2018, which represents a 5.6% increase compared to Q3 2017. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 10.1%.

IC Physical Design & Verification revenue was $475.8 million in Q3 2018, a 3.9% increase compared to Q3 2017. The four-quarters moving average increased 10.2%.

Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $200.7 million for Q3 2018 represents an increase of 5.9% compared to Q3 2017. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM increased 9.7%.

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $883.5 million in Q3 2018, an 8.8% increase compared to Q3 2017. The four-quarters moving average increased 5.9%.

Services revenue was $119.1 million in Q3 2018, an increase of 11.3% compared to Q3 2017. The four-quarters moving average increased 5.6%.

Revenue by Region

The Americas, EDA's largest region, purchased $1060 million of EDA products and services in Q3 2018, an increase of 7.4% compared to Q3 2017. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas increased 11.8%.

Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) increased 5.5% in Q3 2018 compared to Q3 2017 on revenues of $350.8 million. The EMEA four-quarters moving average increased 6.9%.

Third quarter 2018 revenue from Japan increased 4.1% to $242 million compared to Q3 2017. The four-quarters moving average for Japan increased 5.8%.

The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased to $782.9 million in Q3 2018, an increase of 7% compared to the third quarter of 2017. The four-quarters moving average increased 5.1%.

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