ESD Alliance Reports EDA Industry Revenue Increase for 2Q19

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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 6.6% for Q2 2019 to $2472.1 million, compared to $2318.5 million in Q2 2018. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 6.0%.  

“The EDA industry reported increased revenue in Q2 compared to Q2 2018, including double digit growth in the Semiconductor IP category and Asia/Pacific region,” said Walden C. Rhines, CEO Emeritus of Mentor, a Siemens Business. “Longer term, the four quarter moving average increased for all categories except services.”

Companies that were tracked employed 44,342 professionals in Q2 2019, an increase of 6.3% compared to the 41,706 employed in Q2 2018, and up 1.9% compared to Q1 2019.

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 $793.8 million in Q2 2019, which represents a 3.2% decrease compared to Q2 2018. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 5.7%.

IC Physical Design & Verification revenue was $500.1 million in Q2 2019, a 7.1% increase compared to Q2 2018. The four-quarters moving average increased 3.6%.

Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $224.3 million for Q2 2019 represents an increase of 5.6% compared to Q2 2018. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM increased 7.1%.

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $835 million in Q2 2019, a 19.7% increase compared to Q2 2018. The four-quarters moving average increased 8.5%.

Services revenue was $98.9 million in Q2 2019, a decrease of 4% compared to Q2 2018. The four-quarters moving average decreased 2.0%.

Revenue by Region

The Americas, EDA’s largest region, purchased $1037.4 million of EDA products and services in Q2 2019, a decrease of 5.5% compared to Q2 2018. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas increased 0.2%.

Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) increased 0.9% in Q2 2019 compared to Q2 2018 on revenues of $358.9 million. The EMEA four-quarters moving average decreased 1.1%.

Second quarter 2019 revenue from Japan decreased 10.1% to $220.7 million compared to Q2 2018. The four-quarters moving average for Japan decreased 2.3%.

The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased to $855.1 million in Q2 2019, an increase of 23.7% compared to the second quarter of 2018. The four-quarters moving average increased 13.9%.

About the MSS Report

The ESD Alliance Market Statistics Service reports EDA industry revenue data quarterly and is available to Alliance members. Both public and private companies contribute data to the report. Each quarterly report is published approximately three months after quarter close. MSS report data is segmented as follows: revenue type (product licenses and maintenance, services, and SIP), application (CAE, PCB/MCM Layout, and IC Physical Design & Verification), and region (the Americas, Europe Middle East and Africa, Japan, and Asia Pacific), with many subcategories of detail provided. The report also tracks total employment of the reporting companies.

About the Electronic System Design Alliance

The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, is the central voice to communicate and promote the value of the semiconductor design ecosystem as a vital component of the global electronics industry. As an international association of companies providing goods and services throughout the semiconductor design ecosystem, it is a forum to address technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry. For more information about the ESD Alliance, visit


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