EDA sales in Europe on the rise - Embedded.com

EDA sales in Europe on the rise

LONDON — Electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q4 2007 in Europe was up 9.8 percent in compared to Q4 2006, with revenues of $316.9 million according to the latest figures from The EDA Consortium Market Statistics Service (MSS).

Worldwide EDA industry revenue for Q4 2007 grew 6.7 percent to $1,602.7 million, versus $1,501.9 million in Q4 2006. The four-quarter average growth rate, which compares the most recent four quarters to the same four quarters in the prior year, was 9.1 percent. The four quarter moving average growth for Western Europe was 9.9 percent.

And EDA employment has seen steady growth over the course of 2007 with companies tracked by MSS employing 27,563 professionals in Q4 2007, up 7.7 percent from the 25,586 employed in Q4 2006.

The brightest spots were Japan and the Rest-of-World (ROW) which both saw double digit growth. Q4 revenue from Japan increased 30.4 percent to $316.0 million compared to Q4 2006. The four quarter moving average increase was 10.1 percent for Japan.

The ROW continued to extend previous years of revenue growth by increasing to $233.8 million, a 22.1 percent increase compared to the same quarter in 2006. The four quarter moving average growth was also strong at 30.8 percent.

North America, EDA’s largest region, purchased $735.9 million of EDA products and services in Q4 2007. Although this represents a 5.6 percent decrease compared to a strong Q4 2006, the four quarter moving average growth rate was up 2.8 percent.

EDA’s largest category, computer aided engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $663.6 million in Q4 2007, representing a 13.5 percent increase over the same period in 2006 while for IC physical design & verification, the next largest category, revenue increased to $440.5 million in Q4 2007, a 14.3 percent increase compared to Q4 2006.

Semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) revenue totaled $265.4 million in Q4 2007, a 6.3 percent decrease over Q4 2006 while services revenue was $79.4 million in Q4 2007, up 3.0 percent from Q4 2006. The four quarter moving average growth rate was 9.3 percent for services.

The printed circuit board and multi-chip module tool revenue decreased 10.4 percent over Q4 2006 to $153.8 million.

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