EDA Industry Grows by 13% to Over $1 Billion in Fourth Quarter

3/25/2004 - The EDA Consortium's Market Statistics Service (MSS) announced that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q4 of 2003 was $1,021 million, a 13% increase over Q4 2002. This was the first time in two years that industry revenue from reporting companies topped $1 billion, and the first quarter since Q1 2001 to show double-digit revenue growth. For the full year 2003, revenue totaled $3,825 million, which was 3% more than $3,709 million reported in 2002.

"In the fourth quarter of 2003 the EDA industry showed a return to solid growth," said Walden C. Rhines, chairman of the EDA Consortium and chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics Corporation. "It appears that the strength of recovery in the semiconductor and systems industries is having a good effect on EDA."

EDA Product and Maintenance revenue (excluding services) increased consecutively in each quarter of 2003, and comprised 94% of the industry's total revenue in Q4. This category totaled $957 million in Q4 of 2003, a 13% increase over Q4 2002.

Employment Data
Reporting EDA companies employed 18,900 professionals in Q4 2003, 4% more than Q4 2002. This repeated the 4% year-over-year employment increase posted in Q3.

Revenue by Product Category

Revenue by Consuming Region

About the MSS Report
The EDA Consortium's Market Statistics Service reports EDA industry revenue data quarterly and is available by annual subscription. Each quarterly report is published approximately three months after quarter close. MSS report data is segmented as follows: revenue type (product licenses and maintenance, services, and SIP), application (CAE, PCB/MCM Layout, and IC Physical Design and Verification), operating system (UNIX vs. Windows), and region (North America, Western Europe, Japan, and Rest of World), with many subcategories of detail provided. The report also tracks total employment of the reporting companies.

About the EDA Consortium
The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products. EDA is the critical technology used to design electronics for the communications, computer, space technology, medical and industrial equipment and consumer electronics markets, among others. For more information about the EDA Consortium, or to subscribe to the Market Statistics Service, contact EDA Consortium, 111 West Saint John Street, Suite 220, San Jose, Calif. 95113, USA, office 408-287-3322, fax 408-283-5283 or visit www.edac.org.

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