EDA's PCB/MCM Sector Posts 3% Revenue Drop for Q3 2015


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The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 7.1 percent for Q3 2015 to $1.96 billion, compared to $1.83 billion in Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, also increased by 8.8 percent.

"EDA Industry revenues continued to grow in the third quarter, with IC Physical Design and Semiconductor IP reporting double-digit growth," said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the EDAC MSS and Chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. "Geographically, the Americas, Japan, and Asia Pacific all reported solid revenue growth."

Companies that were tracked employed a record 33,430 professionals in Q3 2015, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to the 31,648 people employed in Q3 2014, and up 1.9 percent compared to Q2 2015.

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

Revenue by Product Category

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $634.7 million in Q3 2015, which represents a 5 percent increase compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 2.4 percent.

IC Physical Design & Verification revenue was $407.9 million in Q3 2015, a 14 percent increase compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average increased 13.9 percent.

Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $162.4 million for Q3 2015 represents a decrease of 3 percent compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM decreased 5.9 percent.

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $652.9 million in Q3 2015, an 11.4 percent increase compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average increased 19 percent.

Services revenue was $99.6 million in Q3 2015, a decrease of 11.4 percent compared to Q3 2014. The four-quarters moving average increased 3 percent.

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