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EDA industry revenue up 10.8 percent in Q2
Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 10.8 percent for Q2 2012 to $1593.0 million, compared to $1438.1 million in Q2 2011 according to the EDA Consortium.
Sequential EDA revenue for Q2 2012 increased 3.2 percent compared to Q1 2012, while the four quarter’s moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 12.0 percent. “In second quarter the EDA industry returned to double-digit growth,” said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the EDAC MSS and chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. “Growth was driven by North America and Asia/Pacific, although all regions were positive. CAE, IC Physical Design, and Semiconductor IP all showed double-digit increases.” Companies that were tracked employed 28,205 professionals in Q2 2012, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to the 26,721 people employed in Q2 2011, and up 1.3 percent compared to Q1 2012. The Q2 number is an all-time high, surpassing the prior high point of 28,176 reported in Q3 of 2008. Revenue by Product Category The largest category, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $618.4 million in Q2 2012, which represents a 12.5 percent increase over Q2 2011. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 10.7 percent. IC Physical Design & Verification revenue increased to $327.9 million in Q2 2012, a 14.3 percent increase compared to Q2 2011. The four-quarters moving average increased 17.6 percent. Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $141.0 million represents a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to Q2 2011. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM decreased 1.4 percent. Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $420.5 million in Q2 2012, a 14.4 percent increase compared to Q2 2011. The four-quarters moving average increased 16.6 percent. Services revenue was $85.1 million in Q2 2012, a decrease of 4.1 percent compared to Q2 2011. The four-quarters moving average increased 3.4 percent. Revenue by Region The Americas remains EDA’s largest region, purchasing $707.2 million of EDA products and services in Q2 2012, an increase of 13.0 percent compared to Q2 2011. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas increased 14.7 percent. Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) was up 6.0 percent in Q2 2012 compared to Q2 2011 on revenues of $261.2 million. The EMEA four-quarters moving average increased 10.4 percent. Second quarter 2012 revenue from Japan increased 1.8 percent to $258.6 million compared to Q2 2011. The four-quarters moving average for Japan deceased 3.1 percent. The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased to $366.0 million in Q2 2012, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to the second quarter in 2011. The four-quarters moving average increased 20.9 percent.