San Jose, CA--October 27, 1997--The Electronic Design Automation Consortium reported record new license and services revenues of $652 million for the second quarter of 1997. The figure is the highest quarterly revenue for the EDA industry recorded to date. For the first half of 1997, the industry's revenues have posted a 16 percent annual growth rate over the same period in 1996
EDA Consortium's MSS report is the EDA industry's most timely barometer ofrevenue data. Revenue data is reported to subscribers for each quarterprior to the close of the next quarter.
EDA Consulting Service's revenues grew substantially this quarter. At nearly$70 million in revenue, this category was the fastest growing category forthe quarter-a 64% annual growth rate over the same period in 1996. New license revenue for IC layout tools hit $99 million. This represents again of 36 percent over Q2 '96. Place-and-route software made up $43 million ofthis total and was up more than 50 percent from $28 million in the same periodlast year.
Analysis tools once again outpaced the broader industry: at nearly $15million in new license revenues, this category grew at more than 40 percent.Synthesis, the largest of the individual tool categories, grew by 23 percent in Q2'97 to reach $49 million, rebounding from slower growth in the last twoquarters.
The new Intellectual Property (IP) category grew by nearly 60 percent over thesame period last year, to reach over $21 million in new license revenues.The IP category includes physical libraries & generators, which werepreviously reported in the IC layout category.
UNIX continues to dominate the EDA industry. In Q2 '97, it comprised 91 percent ofall software revenues, exactly matching its share of the market in Q1 '97,and almost matching 1996, when UNIX-based software comprised 93 percent of EDArevenues reported to the MSS.
The consumption of EDA tools designated by region remained essentially constant fromQ1 '97 to Q2 '97: North America purchased fully half of all EDA (50 percent), up anotch from 49 percent last quarter. Western Europe remained exactly the same at17 percent. Japan slowed down its EDA spending just a bit, dropping to 23 percent oftotal consumption (down from 27 percent last quarter), while the rest of the world picked up the slack, moving to 10 percent share versus 7 percent last quarter.
The EDA Consortium's Market Statistics Service reports EDA industry revenueby region, application, operating systems, and service categories. The MSSreports are available at a yearly subscription rate of $3,500.The MSS report is segmented as follows: revenues are sorted by operatingsystem (UNIX vs. PC), revenue type (new license revenue and servicerevenue), application (CAE, PCB/MCM layout, IC layout), and region ofconsumption (North America, Western Europe, Japan, and the rest of world).
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