Gary Smith EDA Consulting in Electronic Design

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.

    2010 Market Trends: Executive Summary

    Executive Sumary

    The year 2009 was a tough one. The only thing keeping EDA from exceeding the negative 11.3% of 2008 was that Cadence had taken its worst financial cuts in 2008 and was in the second year of its negative bubble. At that the year came in at a negative 6.6%. The other major EDA vendors fared worse in 2009 than they did in 2008. 2010 is the last year of the Cadence negative bubble so their impact on the 2010 numbers should be small. We are presently forecasting close to 10% growth for 2010.

    The general trends haven’t changed. The move to ESL design is accelerating and the commoditization of the RTL tools, with the accompanying price pressures, is continuing. The shift of IC Layout seats to semiconductor vendors, whether they be foundries, IDMs or third party suppliers is also continuing. However the tooling required to contend with DFM effects is keeping the IC CAD market growing.

    PCB, on the other hand, is reaching out to adjacent markets to drive its growth. That highlights a growing trend for EDA vendors getting into new markets, at least new to EDA. Synopsys’ buy of an optical design tool vendor and the IC CAD vendors’ entry into the solar cell design market are two examples. We are in a period of change and change is good. EDA will look a lot different, than it does now, by the year 2015.

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    • Hillol Sarkar of AgO Inc. said on Nov 15th, 2010 11:10:43 PM
      Analog and Mixed Signal RF integration will continue to grow rapidly due to Lte deployment.
      Every one is hiring Analog and RF Engineers.

      Hillol Sarkar
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