Global sales of EDA tools in the third quarter of 2013 were driven upwards by demand for physical design and verification tools and semiconductor IP, according to the EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS).
In geographic terms, strengthening demand in the Asia-Pacific region more than made up for falling demand in Japan, according to EDAC numbers, while the Americas and European regions both grew.
The global EDA software and services market was worth $1.73 billion in 2013's third quarter, up by 6.8% when compared with the same quarter a year before, the statistics service said. Sequential EDA revenue for 2013's third quarter increased 4.6% compared to 2013's second quarter.
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— Peter Clarke is a freelance writer for EE Times Europe.