Robust Semiconductor & EDA revenue growth in Q2 2018

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Global semiconductor revenue continued its robust growth of 20.5% to $117.9 billion in Q2 2018 vs. Q2 2017 (SIA), following 20% growth in Q1 2018. Gartner is forecasting 14% full year growth in semiconductor revenue to $479 billion for 2018. Meanwhile, revenues in the EDA market grew steadily, with the no. 1 EDA tool supplier, […]

edalics at DAC, June 24-28, 2018

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Gerry Byrne, founder of edalics, is a regular attendee at DAC and was at San Francisco in June this year and will be back at DAC again in June 2019. Gerry is always happy to schedule a face-to-face meeting at DAC to discuss possible opportunities or just meet for a chat about the state of the EDA sector.

Solid semiconductor & EDA revenue growth in Q1 2018

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Global semiconductor revenue grew to $111.1 billion in Q1 2018, or 20% vs. Q1 2017 (SIA), extending the recent strong growth of 22.5% growth in Q4 2017 and 21.6% 2017 full year growth to $412 Billion. Gartner is forecasting further solid growth in semiconductor revenue to $470 billion for 2018. Of the two major EDA […]

CAD to the bone

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Whether you consider the Design Automation Conference (DAC) a nerd fest or a show case of the latest EDA and semiconductor IP innovations, competition for DAC attendees attention does present a challenge for the sales and marketing operations of exhibitors and it has brought out some very unorthodox and innovative corporate marketing videos. My favourite “CAD to the bone” is […]

Healthy growth in Semiconductor & EDA market revenues in Q1 2017

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Global semiconductor revenue growth accelerated again to 18.1% during Q1 2017 vs. Q1 2016 (SIA), following 12.3% growth in Q4 2016. There’s more good growth forecast in the Semiconductor market, with increases in both DRAM and NAND pricing and Gartner raising its forecast for 2017 semiconductor revenue growth to 12% (from a previous 7.2%). This […]

Quarterly EDA results Q4 2016

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During Q4 2016 global semiconductor revenue growth accelerated to 12.3% vs. Q4 2015 (SIA), to achieve record 2016 annual semiconductor revenues of $338.9 billion, 1.1% higher than in 2015. With this positive semiconductor industry background, Synopsys returned to strong 14.8% Q4* growth vs Q4* 2015, only to be significantly eclipsed by Mentor’s 41.7% growth rate, […]