Electronic System Design (ESD) Industry Revenue Increased By Over $1 Billion In 2020: ESD Alliance

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  • IC Physical Design and Verification revenue increased 36.6 per cent to $637.1 million compared to Q4 2019
  • The Americas, the largest reporting region by revenue, purchased $1,304 million of Electronic System Design products and services in Q4 2020, a 15.8 per cent increase compared to Q4 2019
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Electronic System Design (ESD) industry revenue increased by over $1 billion in 2020, marking a new milestone for the industry, the ESD Alliance, a SEMI Technology Community, announced in the Q4 2020 Electronic Design Market Data report. Revenue increased 15.4 per cent in Q4 2020 to $3,031.5 million, compared to $2,626.3 million in Q4 2019, representing only the fourth time since 2011 that year-over-year growth exceeded 15 per cent. The four-quarter moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, rose by 11.6 per cent. This is the highest annual growth since 2011 and the second highest in the last 14 years.

The companies tracked in the EDMD report employed 48,478 people in Q4 2020, a 6.7 per cent increase over the Q4 2019 headcount of 45,416 and up 3 per cent compared to Q3 2020.

“The industry reported a substantial double-digit year-over-year revenue increase for Q4 2020,” said Walden C. Rhines, Executive Sponsor, SEMI Electronic Design Market Data report. “Overall industry revenue surpassed $3 billion for Q4, with increases in all geographic regions. The Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), IC Physical Design and Verification, Semiconductor IP (SIP), and Services categories also reported fourth-quarter growth.”

The report said that CAE revenue increased 9.4per cent to $956.9 million compared to Q4 2019. The four-quarter CAE moving average also increased 9.4 per cent. IC Physical Design and Verification revenue increased 36.6 per cent to $637.1 million compared to Q4 2019. The four-quarter moving average for the category rose 12.3 per cent

It added, “Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB and MCM) revenue decreased 0.8 per cent to $292.9 million compared to Q4 2019. The four-quarter moving average for PCB and MCM increased 4.3 per cent.SIP revenue increased 16.9 er cent to $1,052.9 million compared to Q4 2019. The four-quarter SIP moving average grew 17.1 per cent.Services revenue increased 2.2 per cent to $91.6 million compared to Q4 2019. The four-quarter Services moving average decreased 2.4 per cent.

EMEA revenue increased 2.7 per cent

The Americas, the largest reporting region by revenue, purchased $1,304 million of Electronic System Design products and services in Q4 2020, a 15.8 per cent increase compared to Q4 2019. The four-quarter moving average for the Americas increased 9.9 per cent. Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) revenue increased 2.7 per cent, to $457.2 million compared to Q4 2019. The four-quarter moving average for EMEA grew 6.3 per cent.

Japan revenue increased 8 per cent to $228.2 million compared to Q4 2019. The four-quarter moving average for Japan rose 8.2 per cent.Asia Pacific (APAC) revenue increased 23.4 per cent to $1,042 million compared to Q4 2019. The four-quarter moving average for APAC increased 17.1 per cent.

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