Boom for SiP design tools

Boom for SiP design tools
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The Electronic System Design (ESD) industry increased 17.1 percent year-over-year, driven by growth in System-in-Package tools, according to the latest data from the ESD Alliance.
By Nick Flaherty


The EDA industry grew from $2,953.9 million to $3,458.1 million in Q3 2021 said the Alliance, which is part of the SEMI Technology Community, in its latest Electronic Design Market Data (EDMD) report. The four-quarter moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four, rose 16.1 percent. 

The revenue for SiP — silicon intellectual property — tools rose 30.6 per cent to $1,373.3 million. The four-quarter SIP moving average grew 22.1 percent.

Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) also grew strongly, up 22.6 per cent to $451.7 million. The four-quarter moving average for EMEA grew 11.9 percent.

“The industry reported double-digit year-over-year revenue growth for Q3 2021,” said Wally Rhines, Executive Sponsor of the SEMI Electronic Design Market Data report. “Geographically, all regions reported double-digit growth, with product categories CAE, Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module, SIP, and Services also showing double-digit growth.”

The companies tracked in the EDMD report employed 51,182 people globally in Q3 2021, an 8.7 percent increase over the Q3 2020 headcount of 47,087 and up 2.4 percent compared to Q2 2021.

CAE revenue increased 13.7 per cent to $1,054.7 million. The four-quarter CAE moving average increased 11.8 per cent.

IC Physical Design and Verification revenue increased just 0.7 per cent to $612.6 million. However the four-quarter moving average for the category rose 16 per cent.

Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB and MCM) revenue increased 14.5 per cent to $298.3 million. The four-quarter moving average for PCB and MCM increased 10.9 per cent.

Services revenue increased 12.5 per cent to $119.1 million. The four-quarter Services moving average increased 9.2 per cent.

The Americas, the largest reporting region by revenue, purchased $1,494.5 million of electronic system design products and services in Q3 2021, a 14.3 per cent increase. The four-quarter moving average for the Americas rose 15.8 per cent.

Japan revenue increased 11.8 per cent to $259.8 million. The four-quarter moving average for Japan rose 3.3 per cent. Asia Pacific (APAC) revenue increased 19.7 per cent to $1,252.1 million. The four-quarter moving average for APAC increased 21.3 per cent.

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