Electronic Design

EDA Revenues Grow 5% For Fourth Quarter; 3% For 2005

EDA industry revenues in the fourth quarter of 2005 totaled $1.253 billion, a 5% increase over Q4 2004. The EDA Consortium’s Market Statistics Service further reports that for the full year 2005, revenue came in at a record $4.575 billion, which represents a 3% gain over the $4.437 billion reported in 2004.

EDA’s largest tool category, computer-aided engineering (CAE), delivered revenue of $542 million in Q4 2005, which was 4% more than the same period in 2004. CAE revenue for the full year was $1.925 billion, which is flat compared to 2004.

Revenue for IC physical design and verification tools grew 6% to $346 million in the fourth quarter compared with the same period in 2004. For the full year, the tools’ revenues totaled $1.209 billion, a 4% rise over 2004.

In the arena of PCB and multichip module layout, Q4 revenues were $87 million, a 4% increase over Q4 2004. For the full year, revenues in this sector totaled $342 million, which was flat compared to 2004.

Semiconductor IP revenues for the fourth quarter of 2005 were $209 million, a 13% boost over the same period in 2004. Total IP revenue for all of 2005 was $816 million compared with $731 million for 2004, which represents a 12% gain.

The EDA industry’s services revenues were $69 million for Q4 2005, which was up 2% from Q4 2004. For the full year, services revenues were $282 million, which was about the same as 2004.

For more information on the EDA Consortium and its Market Statistics Service, visit http://www.edac.org

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