LONDON – The Asia-Pacific region has overtaken Europe and Japan as a consumer of electronic design automation (EDA) software and services and has benefited the most from sales in the second quarter of 2010.
Global revenue for EDA was $1222.9 million in the second quarter of 2010, according to the EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS). Sequentially the revenue declined by 1.9 percent but it was up 8.7 percent over 2Q09. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 0.1 percent.
However, while annual sales increases in the Americas, European and Japanese regions were in single-digit percentages the annual sales increase in the Asia-Pacific region was 41.7 percent.
"The second quarter results showed increases in all [product and service] categories compared to Q2 2009, with double digit increases in SIP and PCB/MCM," said Wally Rhines, EDAC chair and chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. "Geographically, the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa region, and Asia/Pacific all increased relative to Q2 2009, with the Americas and Europe/Middle East/Africa also increasing compared to Q1 2010."
Revenue by product category
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), EDA's largest category, generated revenue of $458.8 million in Q2 2010. This represents a 2 percent increase over the same period in 2009. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 0.3 percent.
IC Physical Design & Verification revenue increased to $271.2 million in Q2 2010, a 0.2 percent increase compared to Q2 2009. The four-quarters moving average declined 5.1 percent.
Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue increased 12.6 percent compared to Q2 2009, to $119.1 million. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM was essentially flat.
Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $299.8 million in Q2 2010, a 35.3 percent increase compared to Q2 2009. The four-quarters moving average increased 12.1 percent.
Services revenue was $74.0 million in Q2 2010, a decrease of 4.8 percent compared to Q2 2009. The four-quarters moving average decreased 16.3 percent.
Revenue by consuming region
The Americas, EDA's largest region, purchased $516.8 million of EDA products and services in Q2 2010, representing an increase of 1.5 percent compared to Q2 2009. The four-quarters moving average for the Americas declined 2.2 percent.
Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) was up 6.7 percent in Q2 2010 compared to Q2 2009 on revenues of $226.6 million. The EMEA four-quarters moving average was down 6.5 percent.
Second quarter 2010 revenue from Japan decreased 1.0 percent to $215.5 million compared to Q2 2009. The four-quarters moving average for Japan decreased 4.8 percent.
The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region increased to $263.9 million in Q2 2010, a 41.7 percent increase compared to the same quarter in 2009. The four-quarters moving average increased 20.5 percent.
Companies that were tracked employed 25,968 professionals in Q2 2010, down 0.5 percent compared to Q1 2010, and down 1.3 percent from the 26,298 employed in Q2 2009.
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