ESD Alliance MSS Newsletter for Q4, 2016

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Each quarter, the ESD Alliance publishes the Market Statistics Service (MSS) report containing detailed revenue data for the EDA, Semiconductor IP, and design services industries. The report compiles data submitted confidentially by both public and private EDA and SIP companies into tables and charts listing the data by both product category and geographic region. This newsletter highlights the results for the fourth quarter of 2016. Additional details are available in the press release, or by joining ESD Alliance and receiving the full ESD Alliance MSS report.

Overall, fourth quarter 2016 industry revenues increased 18.9% compared to Q4, 2015, the highest quarterly revenue increase in five years. Total revenue for Q4 was $2455 million. Figures 1 and 2, below, summarize the revenue growth for Q4 2016 compared to Q4 2015, detailed by category (figure 1) and geographic region (figure 2). The MSS report contains many additional sub-categories, allowing subscribers to perform a more detailed analysis of revenues affecting their business. A complete list of categories is available here.

Revenue growth by
                                          category Revenue growth by region
Figure 1: Q4 2016 revenue growth by category
Figure 2: Q4 2016 revenue growth by region

Tables 1 and 2, below, show the percentage growth for the industry by major category and region. (Negative growth is listed in parentheses).

($ Millions)
% Change 
CAE 757.5 17.4 
IC Physical Design & Verification 495.6 11.5
PCB & MCM 235.4 42.5
SIP 856.4 22.0
Services 110.1 2.8 
($ Millions)
% Change 
Americas 1048.5 15.7 
EMEA 389.9 20.6 
Japan 227.7 20.3 
APAC 788.9 22.2 
Table 1: Q4 2016 revenue growth by category
Table 2: Q4 2016 revenue growth by region

Figure 3 (below) shows the revenue percentages by major category. As the chart shows, SIP is the largest category in Q4, followed closely by CAE. Geographically, the Americas is the largest consumer of EDA tools, with the remainder divided amongst Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Japan, and Asia Pacific (APAC), as shown in Figure 4. The quarterly MSS report includes additional details for the Asia Pacific region.

MSS revenue percentage by
                                          category MSS revenue percentage by
Figure 3: Q4 2016 revenue percentage by category
Figure 4: Q4 2016 revenue percentage by region

Figure 5 shows the historical revenue for the major categories (CAE, PCB & MCM, IC Physical Design and Verification, SIP and Services) from Q1 1996 through Q4 2016. Each quarter's MSS report contains detailed data for the current year as well as the previous 3 years quarterly data in both tabular and graphical formats.

Revenue history graph
Figure 5: Revenue history, 1996 - present

Data is reported confidentially to an independent accounting firm, which allows both public and private companies to report revenue data by detailed category. Individual company data is not reported, and steps are taken to further protect individual data for categories with a small number of reporting companies. Contributing data is free, and contributors will receive the quarterly MSS executive summary report. The full report is available to ESD Alliance member companies, and contains substantially more detailed information for industry revenues by category and region, providing the information subscribers need to analyze industry trends.

For more information on the MSS report, including information on subscribing to the report and the benefits of joining the ESD Alliance, please visit the ESD Alliance web site, or contact us.

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