Gary Smith EDA Gary Smith EDA (GSEDA) is the leading provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the global Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Electronic System Level (ESL) design, and related technology markets.
  • Research Viewpoints are an in-depth analysis of news and market trends that will have a significant impact on the strategy and product directions for market participants in the future.

    Read these research viewpoints to understand what the implications are for your company, product and partner strategies.
  • 2H08 AMS Financials Year-End Bloodbath

    The second half of 2008 ended in a bloodbath for AMS semiconductor suppliers. 1Q2009 IDMs, fabless and foundry companies remain precariously negative about future growth for the year. Includes tables, analysis and review of 3Q and 4Q 2008 AMS Company Financials and TI’s 4Q 2008 Segment Revenue Results.
  • Cost: $500


  • 4Q08 EDA Market Forecast

    4Q08 EDA Market Forecast
    2008 is shaping up to be the worst year in recent history for EDA. At the outset of 2008, it looked like it would be a pretty good year.  Having just come off of two consecutive years of 10 percent growth, 2008 showed signs of fairly robust demand, albeit a bit lower than the previous couple of years. The EDA market appears headed to decline...
  • Cost: $1,000


  • EDA Fundamentals for Financial Community

    One of the outcomes of the chaos caused by the attempted acquisition of Mentor by Cadence has been an increasing interest in EDA by the Financial Community.  The 44 slide PowerPoint presentation covers from the beginning of EDA to today. It presents the business drivers, the business practices and the competitive workings of EDA. It then examines the present competitive positioning of the present industry leaders.
  • Cost: $1,000


  • 2Q08 Stable AMS Financials:

    Analog/mixed signal (MS) semiconductor suppliers remain cautious about
    3Q2008 revenues due to a volatile economy and its possible impact on
    electronics business.  Firm orders in Q2 2008, and an order backlog in early
    Q3 2008, prompted many analog/MS suppliers to indicate growth…Includes
    analysis of Earnings and R&D spending…
  • Cost: $500


  • AMS Technology & Design Executive Summary:

    A high-level summary of the full report that includes Analog/Application specific analog revenue figures. Purchase of this summary will be credited towards purchase of full report.
  • Cost: $500


  • FUD, Reality and Vision Presentation:

    Gary Smith’s annual Sunday night review of the state of the industry including major FUD themes, a reality check of where we are today and a vision of where the design world is going.  In addition, the presentation includes discussion of threads, top 10 issues for 2008 and GSEDA’s 2nd quarter EDA market forecast.
  • Cost: $500


  • What To See @ DAC Research Viewpoint:

    The 13th annual ‘must see’ list of products includes power optimization, analog layout and ESL/ SW tools.  This document articulates the process of choosing which tools are selected and recommendations for companies to improve their chances to make it though the current electronic inflection point…
    Includes What To See @ DAC Monday morning pavillion presentation.
  • Cost: $500


  • HDL Seat Count

    Throughout the years our most popular non-published research has been HDL Seat Count report. This year we have added new survey results that increase the scope of the document to include regional splits as well as the total HDL seats, HDL ASIC+ seats, HDL FPGA seats with breakdowns of Verilog and VDHL seats...
  • Cost: $1,000


  • AMS Technology & Design Report:

    GSEDA addresses recent AMS turning points in three market segments as follows:
    • Semiconductor AMS market and technology direction
    • EDA AMS competition expansion and investment opportunities
    • GSEDA's 2008 EDA AMS User survey results
    See table of contents for more details...
  • Cost: $2,000


  • Is This the Year of Analog DAC presentation:

    Mary Olsson’s review of Analog/ Mixed-Signal (AMS) trends, AMS design flow and vendors and the upcoming Users’ report.
  • Cost: $500


  • ESL Wallchart 2008:
    It's the Software Stupid

    The ESL Methodology is maturing into its final state.  This year we restructured the ESL Wallchart to reflect market changes by updating System Design Automation section, adding coverage for Embedded, especially multicore, software development and deleting the Platform-based design section.
  • Cost: $500


  • CAE & CAD/CAM Wallchart 2008:
    EDA passes the 500 mark

    We are seeing is a still vibrant EDA Industry with a maturing RTL market but with an exciting and challenging ESL and IC CAD sector.  Includes chart and analysis of EDA vendor growth of new companies, acquisitions and companies that left EDA since 1997.
  • Cost: $500


  • Pain and Parallel Programming:
    Who, What, Why and How to Approach Parallel Programming

    This paper discusses the history and the drivers that are moving us to parallel programming followed by a discussion of the three possible approaches to parallel programming (Threading, API and Concurrent languages)...
  • Cost: $1,000


  • ESL – The Software Story

    by Daya Nadamuni
    In the software domain the free lunch is disappearing. The free lunch refers to the bloat that software programs were undergoing as hardware became faster and faster. Performance gains in software came more from technology advances in hardware than in software. However now that the multicore era is here to stay, a balancing act needs to happen between the software and hardware domains to achieve optimal system design...

  • Cost: $1,000


  • Market Statistics are the basis of all sound business planning.

    Gary Smith EDA provides three basic annual EDA market statistics documents:

    • Market Share report consisting of historical data

    • Market Forecast report containing five-year future projections for industry growth

    • Market Trends reports with in-depth data and analysis exploring growth drivers for the many sub-applications that comprise the EDA market.


    Market Trends is divided into five separate documents: ESL Trends, CAE Trends, IC CAD Trends, PCB Trends and the Sub-Application Forecast, to better tailor data for the variety of needs of Gary Smith EDA clients.
  • MARKET TRENDS
  • MARKET FORECAST
  • MARKET SHARE
  • seat count
  • Analog, RF, and Custom Market Trends

    This report will discuss the trends, 2007 market share and forecast for the Analog, RF and Custom sub-application sections of ESL, RTL IC CAD and PCB applications of the EDA market..
  • Cost: $2,000


  • 2008 Market Trends: ESL

    The ESL Market Trends report includes market share, market forecast and analysis by sub-applications for the ESL sub-applications. For more information, please review the detailed table of contents and figures.
  • Cost: $2,000


  • 2008 Market Trends: RTL and Below

    The RTL and Below Market Trends report includes market share, market forecast and analysis by sub-applications for the RTL and Below sub-applications. For more information, please review the detailed table of contents and figures.
  • Cost: $3,000


  • 2008 Market Trends: PCB

    The PCB Market Trends report includes market share, market forecast and analysis by sub-applications for the PCB sub-applications. For more information, please review the detailed table of contents and figures.
  • Cost: $1,000


  • 2008 Market Trends:

    ESL, RTL and Below, IC CAD
    and PCB.

    The Complete Market Trends report includes market share, market forecast and analysis by sub-applications for ESL, RTL and Below, IC CAD and PCB applications. For more information, please review the abstract, detailed table of contents and figures.

  • Cost: $10,000


  • 2008 Market Trends: IC CAD

    The IC CAD Market Trends report includes market share, market forecast and analysis by sub-applications for the IC CAD sub-applications. For more information, please review the detailed table of contents and figures.
  • Cost: $2,000


  • Analog, RF and Custom
    Sections of Market Trends 2007

    This report includes the Analog, RF and Custom sections of the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) 2007 Market Trends. We will discuss the trends of each of the important sub-applications giving market share and the five-year market forecast.
  • Cost: $2,000


  • 2008 Market Forecast

    Report containing five-year future projections for industry growth.
  • Cost: $5,000


  • 2008 EDA Market Forecast
    by Sub-Application

    Rather than a few large market areas, EDA is a collection of eighty-five sub-applications; all markets of their own, which really drive the overall market. If you want to understand EDA you need to follow these sub-application markets closely. Includes a five-year market forecast for all sub-applications in the ESL, RTL and below, IC CAD and PCB application markets.
  • Cost: $2,000


 
  • HDL Seat Count

    Throughout the years our most popular non-published research has been HDL Seat Count report. This year we have added new survey results that increase the scope of the document to include regional splits as well as the total HDL seats, HDL ASIC+ seats, HDL FPGA seats with breakdowns of Verilog and VDHL seats...
  • Cost: $1,000


  • Seat Count 2008

    This report is the basis of Total Available Market (TAM) figures for the EDA market.  It gives start-ups a reliable source for their TAM projections and venture capitalists a reality check to compare start-ups’ claims.
  • Cost: $2,000


  • Industry Notes are short summaries of events that will affect the electronics design world.


  • Concurrent Memory - A Call to Action

    The Von Neumann compute model is the sequential single processor architecture found in most computers today. As the Power problem increased, the semiconductor vendors moved to a multi-core architecture...solving the performance problem but abandoning the Von Neumann architecture...putting into jeopardy all the companies that have made a living based on the Von Neumann compute model; Microsoft, Intel.
  • Cost: FREE


  • Software-As-A-Service in EDA - Time Again?

    So, is the EDA world ready to delve into the world of hosted software again? Cadence has been rolling out its Hosted Design Solutions to customers. Who’s deploying Cadence’s version of software-as-a-service (SaaS) for semiconductor design? Discussion includes analysis of concerns for EDA users and vendor considerations.
  • Cost: FREE


  • Cadence & Mentor –
    the Numbers

    GSEDA reviews the competitive positioning with current detailed sub-application analysis.  Next GSEDA looks at what would happen with the combined company in terms of expected market share taking into consideration leakage due to competing products.  Finally, GSEDA suggests three possible outcomes and the likely results
  • Cost: FREE


  • Is 2008 the Year for Analog Mixed-Signal?

    GS EDA has been interviewing companies to uncover whether "Is 2008 going to be the year where analog design automation moves forward and catches up with digital design automation?" While there has been a shift away from in-house proprietary solutions to design tool integration, will DAC be the turning point?
  • Cost: FREE


  • Threads Are Dead

    This DAC, Professor Wen-mei Hwu of UIUC said “Threads are dead.” There are 2 issues affecting EDA in the move to Multi-Core, Multi-Processing: first, design; this year the cost of software development, for an SoC, is passing the cost of the actual IC design. This is actually a major opportunity for EDA vendors...
  • Cost: FREE

  • The Stickiness Factor
    and Programming Models

    This DAC, Professor Wen-mei Hwu of UIUC said “Threads are dead.” There are 2 issues affecting EDA in the move to Multi-Core, Multi-Processing: first, design; this year the cost of software development, for an SoC, is passing the cost of the actual IC design. This is actually a major opportunity for EDA vendors...
  • Cost: FREE

  • What To See @ DAC 2008

    This list details the Hot New Products at DAC. The list is free to download.

    In order to receive permission to post the list on your website, you must purchase the Research Viewpoint

  • Cost: FREE

  • DATE 2008

    Congratulations DATE, you've pulled it off...becoming a major conference for Embedded Software development, especially that pertaining to Multi-Core/Multi-Processor systems... What was even more impressive was...its intention of becoming a true "systems" design automation (SDA) conference, using this year's automotive emphasis to bring mechanical design to the table...
  • Cost: FREE


  • A New Breed of Engineer

    While there have been some complaints on the quality of education for the new EE graduates, our experience has been positive...Recently some professors have been talking about a new engineering curriculum for embedded designers… We are seeing the need for an engineering curriculum for an entirely new breed of engineer...
  • Cost: FREE

  • Wallcharts are visual representations of the EDA vendors' tools per category as defined by Gary Smith EDA. There are three versions: EDA ESL, CAE, and CAD/CAM.


  • wallcharts
  • definitions
  • ESL 2008

    This Wallchart lists the ESL vendors by sub application
  • Cost: FREE

  • CAD-CAM Wallcharts 2008

    These Wallcharts lists the EDA vendors by sub application
  • Cost: FREE

  • CAE Wallchart 2008

    This Wallchart lists the EDA vendors by sub application
  • Cost: FREE


  • 2008 Definitions for EDA Market Share Survey


  • Cost: FREE

  • Design Technology Improvements and Impact of Designer Productivity


  • Cost: FREE

  • EDA Tool User's Definitions


  • Cost: FREE

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