December 19th, 2019: By – Brian Bailey
The year started out shaky, but EDA racked up solid growth and semiconductors show good promise for 2020.
2019 has been a tough year for semiconductor companies from a revenue standpoint, especially for memory companies. On the other hand, the EDA industry has seen another robust growth year.
A significant portion of this disparity can be attributed to the number of emerging technology areas for semiconductors, none of which has reached volume production yet. Some markets continue to struggle, and some may be entering a trough of disillusionment. But there are increasing numbers of design starts, which account for strong EDA growth, many of them coming from companies that have not designed hardware in the past. And despite some fluctuations, expectations remain high among analysts, who are projecting anywhere from 8% to 12% CAGR over the next five years.