EDA Tools: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 22, 2010
Electronic Design Automation, or EDA provide engineers with the ability to transform their ideas into a dazzling array of novel electronic products that touch consumer lives every day. EDA software is a form of CAD/CAE (computer-aided design and engineering) software equipped specifically towards automating the design of integrated circuits (IC) and electronic systems. EDA helps in various stages of chip designing such as specification, synthesis, test, verification, and layout. Demand for improved product performance, functionality and size requirements of consumer electronics require microelectronic systems to be smaller, provide multiple functions and consume less power all in one single IC, which are referred to as SoC (system-on-chip) devices or SiP (system-in-package). Smaller process geometries, the demand for deep sub-micron and SoC devices, and the accompanying outburst in design complexity and testing requirements have outpaced the capability of current generation EDA tools. Such a trend had posed significant opportunities and challenges for the electronic design automation industry.
While EDA tools are increasing in popularity, they are unlikely to provide vendors with a primary revenue stream, particularly as end-user budgets fall in the economic downturn. However, the situation is expected to improve as the semiconductor industry picks momentum in next couple of years. Even a slight rise in semiconductor industry, will translate into revenue spinning opportunities for EDA industry. Growth in broadband and wireless communications segment will drive the EDA industry's growth during 2010- 2012. Also, rising demand for mobile computing and mobile phones, launch of advanced carrier infrastructure including broadband and wireless networks, and increased semiconductor usage in automobiles will stimulate significant growth in EDA industry. Latest technological advancements/innovations in the industry including shrinking geometric sizes of the tools, measuring below 45nm, are expected to be rolled out during 2011-2012. Growing demand for both analog as well as mixed signal designing tools will open up better growth opportunities in key end-use sectors.
As stated by the new market research report on EDA Tools market, North America, and Europe collectively account for a major share of the world EDA Tools market. Although North America is the largest market for EDA tools, market growth is expected to emanate from countries other than the US in the coming years. In search of greener pastures, key players have started establishing a strong hold in developing nations.
Major players in the marketplace include Aldec Inc, Ansoft LLC, Apache Design Solutions Inc, Cadence Design Systems Inc, Magma Design Automation Inc, Mentor Graphics Corporation, Synopsys Inc, and SpringSoft USA Inc, among others.
The report titled "EDA Tools: A Global Strategic Business Report", announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, product overview, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, profiles of major players and other strategic industry activities. Analysis is presented for major geographic markets such as North America, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World. Analytics for the period 2002 through 2015 are provided in terms of product segments including - Computer-aided Engineering (CAE) Tools, IC Physical Design & Verification Tools, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout Tools, Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP), and Services.
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