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Date: 12-04-14

EDA tool market remains steady and strong in 2013

The EDA Consortium (EDAC) has announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 5.7 percent for Q4 2013 to $1880.5 million, compared to $1779.1 million in Q4 2012. EDAC reported Sequential EDA revenue for Q4 2013 increased 8.7 percent compared to Q3 2013, while the four quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 6.1 percent. The total revenue for calendar 2013 was $6,931.7 million.

“The EDA industry realized record revenues for the fourth quarter 2014 and the calendar year. This was the 16th consecutive quarter showing positive growth in the EDA industry,” said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the EDAC MSS and chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics.

“Revenues increased in all of the product categories, with double digit increases in PCB & MCM. Geographically, the Asia--Pacific region continued to report double digit growth, with significant growth in the Americas.” Companies that were tracked employed 29,880 professionals in Q4 2013, an increase of 1 percent compared to the 29,578 people employed in Q4 2012, but down 0.3 percent compared to Q3 2013.

Revenue by Product Category as shared by EDAC:
The largest category, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $721.7 million in Q4 2013, which represents a 4.1 percent increase compared to Q4 2012. The four--quarters moving average for CAE increased 2.4 percent. IC Physical Design & Verification revenue increased to $384.4 million in Q4 2013, a 6.6 percent increase compared to Q4 2012. The four--quarters moving average increased 7.1 percent. Printed Circuit Board and Multi--Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $190.8 million represents an increase of 14.2 percent compared to Q4 2012. The four--quarters moving average for PCB & MCM increased 6.6 percent. Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue totaled $486.8 million in Q4 2013, a 4.2 percent increase compared to Q4 2012. The four--quarters moving average increased 9.6 percent. Services revenue was $96.8 million in Q4 2013, an increase of 6.1 percent compared to Q4 2012. The four-- quarters moving average increased 10.2 percent.

Revenue by Region as shared by EDAC:
The Americas, EDA’s largest region, purchased $822.1 million of EDA products and services in Q4 2013, an increase of 7.2 percent compared to Q4 2012. The four--quarters moving average for the Americas increased 5.5 percent. Revenue in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) was down 0.7 percent in Q4 2013 compared to Q4 2012 on revenues of $328.9 million. The EMEA four--quarters moving average increased 4.2 percent. Fourth quarter 2013 revenue from Japan decreased 0.9 percent to $256.9 million compared to Q4 2012. The four--quarters moving average for Japan decreased 5.4 percent. The Asia/Pacific (APAC) region revenue increased to $472.7 million in Q4 2013, an increase of 12.1 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. The four--quarters moving average increased 16.0 percent.

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