San Jose, Calif.--Dec. 22, 1997--The Electronic Design AutomationConsortium (EDA Consortium) announced that its Market StatisticsService (MSS) reported record new license and services revenue of $706million for Q3 1997.
This is the highest quarterly revenue figure recorded to date for the EDAindustry. It is 24 percent higher than reported Q3 1996 revenue. In addition, thereport shows that revenue in Western Europe increased a record 72 percent over Q31996 for new licenses.
The EDA Consortium's MSS report is the EDA industry's most timelybarometer of revenue data. Revenue data is reported to subscribers foreach quarter prior to the close of the next quarter.
Reported third quarter revenue showed growth throughout all EDA industrysegments. New Licenses posted 23 percent growth to reach $420 million in revenue.This is the first time that tool sales have exceeded $400 million in asingle quarter.
Western Europe surpassed Japan in consumption of new licenses for thefirst time with a 72 percent growth in spending. Japan and Rest-of-World (ROW),however, reported only single-digit growth in spending for new licenses:5 percent and 8 percent growth, respectively.
All major new-license categories posted double-digit growth: CAE was up16 percent to $251 million; PCB & MCM layout was up 24 percent to $39 million; IC layout crossed the $100-million-mark for the first time, up40 percent to $109 million in new license revenues.
Some fast-growing sub-categories included: analysis tools, up 54 percentto $20 million; analog/mixed-signal simulation, up 51 percent to $24 million; and Verilog simulation, up 31 percent to $32 million.
The services category performed well in Q3 '97, growing at 26 percent. Asub-category, EDA consulting services, set the pace, growing more than 50 percent, to over $70 million in revenue.
UNIX continues to dominate the EDA industry, garnering 91 percent of productrevenues in Q3 1997.
Market Statistics Service, EDA Consortium
111 West Saint John Street, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Fax: (408) 283-5283
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