The following information is supplied by EDAC and shows an increase in total revenues of 4.6% in Q1, 2010. Remember that this includes IP plus EDA tools.

Each quarter, the EDA Consortium publishes the Market Statistics Service (MSS) report containing detailed revenue data for the EDA industry. The report compiles data submitted confidentially by both public and private EDA companies into tables and charts listing the data by both EDA category and geographic region. This newsletter highlights the results for the first quarter of 2010. Additional details are available in the press release, or by subscribing to the EDA Consortium MSS report .

Overall, first quarter 2010 EDA revenues increased 4.6% compared to the same period in 2009. Total revenue for Q1 was $1247 million. Figures 1 and 2, below, summarize the revenue growth for Q1 2010 compared to Q1 2009, detailed by category (figure 1) and geographic region (figure 2). The MSS report contains many additional sub-categories, allowing subscribers to perform a more detailed analysis of revenues affecting their business. A complete list of categories for 2010 is available here.

Figure 1: Q1 2010 EDA revenue growth by category

Figure 2: Q1 2010 EDA revenue growth by region

Tables 1 and 2, below, show the percentage growth for the EDA industry by major category and region. (Negative growth is listed in parentheses).

Category Revenue
($ Millions)
% Change
CAE 458.5 7.2
IC Physical Design & Verification 274.4 (9.2)
PCB & MCM 109.4 (8.8)
SIP 320.9 35.8
Services 83.7 (20.7)
Region Revenue
($ Millions)
% Change
Americas 492.9 (0.2)
EMEA 224.2 0.5
Japan 250.8 (1.9)
APAC 279.0 33.2

Figure3 (below) shows the EDA revenue percentages by major category. As the chart shows, CAE remains the largest category, followed by Semiconductor IP and IC Design and Verification tools. Geographically, the Americas is the largest consumer of EDA tools, with the remainder fairly closely divided amongst Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Japan, and Asia Pacific (APAC), as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 3: Q1 2010 EDA revenue percentage by category

Figure 4: Q1 2010 EDA revenue percentage by region

Figure 5: EDA revenue history, 1996 - present

Figure 5 shows the historical EDA revenue for the major categories (CAE, PCB & MCM, IC Physical Design and Verification, SIP and Services) from Q1 2006 through Q1 2010. Each quarter’s MSS report contains data for the current year as well as the previous 3 years quarterly data in both tabular and graphical formats.

Data is reported confidentially to an independent accounting firm, which allows both public and private companies to report revenue data by detailed category. Individual company data is not reported, and steps are taken to further protect individual data for categories with a small number of reporting companies. Contributing data is free, and contributors will receive the quarterly MSS executive summary report. The full report is available via subscription, and contains substantially more detailed information for EDA revenues by category and region, providing the information subscribers need to analyze trends in EDA.

For more information on the MSS report, including information on subscribing to the report and the benefits of joining the EDA Consortium, please visit the EDAC web site , or email The information supplied by the EDA Consortium is believed to be accurate and reliable, but the EDA Consortium assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document.