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Global Electronic Design Automation Tools (EDA) - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 150 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4534513
The Global Electronic Design Automation Tools Market size is estimated at USD 17.72 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 26.59 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 8.46% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The main factors propelling the market's expansion are the growing need for compact electronic devices and the expanding use of SoC technology across various industries, including automotive, IoT, and AI.

Key Highlights

  • The silicon sector has evolved in recent years because of electronic design automation (EDA) techniques. EDA is responsible for creating the design tools necessary for the IC design process at a cost that enables the ecosystem to run profitably.
  • Some of the benefits of using EDA tools include reducing the amount of time needed to develop complicated ICs, cutting manufacturing costs, eliminating manufacturing defects, improving IC design and ease of use, etc.
  • According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the semiconductor industry is expected to grow by 10.9% in 2021, which is a significant growth compared to the previous year's growth, approximately amounting to USD 488 billion. Owing to this, various semiconductor vendors are expected to increase their R&D budgets. For instance, in April 2021, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation ( TSMC) announced to spend USD 100 billion over the next three years to expand its chip fabrication capacity and R&D.
  • Chipmakers are increasingly leaning toward incorporating AI on edge computing, owing to the computational capabilities it brings to the table at the device level, increasing both efficiency and response time. For instance, Intel is focusing on 'edge computing' to enable AI incorporation into IoT devices to smartphones.
  • EDA has become more popular due to its many benefits, including shorter design times and fewer errors. EDA tools have become more widely used in various industries, including the automotive and aerospace industries. However, one of EDA's shortcomings lies in its inability to obtain insights from previous designs.
  • Since the inception of semiconductors, Moore's Law-the prediction that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will increase two-fold every 18-24 months-has held true. However, in recent years, scientists have increasingly come to believe that fundamental physical limits may soon make it hard to economically place additional elements on the same small area, which could ultimately prove that Moore's Law is faulty.
  • Since the COVID-19 breakout, the semiconductor industry has been severely impacted, significantly impacting its supply chain and production facilities. In February and March 2020, China and Taiwan's production ceased, affecting other OEM production worldwide. However, a significant portion of important vendors stocked up on electronics in anticipation of the Chinese New Year, which reduced the risk. Additionally, with the semiconductor industry's slowing growth, the initial pandemic epidemic saw a minor decline in demand for EDA tools; but, over the course of a year, the market experienced growth.

EDA Tools Market Trends

IC Physical Design and Verification Segment to Grow Significantly

  • IC physical design refers to the creation of geometric representations of ICs, using EDA tools. EDA is used to divide the chip into smaller blocks and then plan the specific space required for each block to ensure maximum performance. These blocks are then placed, using before and after clock synthesis.
  • The recent technological advancements have been helping several chipset manufacturers to make use of ASIC technology, mainly for 5G. The advent of structured ASIC, having elements of both ASICs and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), like architecture, has led to the cost of production becoming cheaper compared to full-blown ASIC, which requires the addition of a modifiable on top of the base ASIC layer.
  • Mixed-signal chips, or integrated circuits (ICs) featuring analog and digital circuitry, are a growing trend. Mixed-signal architectures are becoming progressively and more necessary for SoC and ASIC designers. This demand is influenced by industries including the internet of things, communications, the automobile industry, and industrial control. For instance, in July 2022, the mixed-signal verification software Symphony Pro had a significantly updated version from Siemens EDA (previously Mentor).
  • Also, in July 2022, Siemens Digital Industries Software announced a variety of expanded early design verification (EDV) functions for electronic design automation (EDA) for its Calibre platform for integrated circuit (IC) physical verification. These new capabilities, which were developed to assist IC design teams and businesses in completing projects more quickly, can assist IC designers in "shifting left" their physical and circuit verification tasks by putting the identification, analysis, and resolution of challenging IC and system-on-chip (SoC) physical verification issues into earlier stages of the design and verification flow.
  • Furthermore, in February 2022, Veriest Solutions, a prominent international provider of electronics design services, built a design center in the United Kingdom and announced the expansion of its offerings to include physical design services. Customers of the company, both current and new, will now have access to Design for Test (DFT) and Physical Design support due to the new specialist team in the United Kingdom. The inclusion of the new team will also allow electronic system firms to outsource whole ASIC design projects to Veriest, meeting the growing need for high-quality solutions for customized semiconductor designs.

North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share

  • EDA tools often design circuit boards, processors, and other complex electronics. The adoption of EDA tools in industries such as consumer electronics, and automotive, is set to increase demand for the market in North America. Also, growing developments in the semiconductor industry and circuit manufacturing industry have raised the market's prominence in the region. Also, some of the significant vendors of EDA tools are headquartered in North America, such as Xilinx Inc., Ansys Inc., Keysight Technologies Inc., Cadence Design Systems Inc., and Synopsys Inc.
  • Some North American suppliers have been investing in improving the company's product lines and broadening the firm reach to meet the demand for EDA tools in the region. For instance, in May 2022, Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced that the company intends to move some of its electronic design automation workloads for chip design onto Google Cloud to expand the capabilities of the company's data centers. This will allow taking advantage of Google's most recent compute-optimized C2D virtual machine instances, which are powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, as well as advanced networking, storage, and artificial intelligence capabilities.
  • Some of the vendors have continued to see strong demand from their customers, who are looking forward to accelerating their digital transformation as engineering teams adapt to increasing competition and shrinking time to market windows. For instance, in July 2022, Intel Foundry Services (IFS) unveiled a brand-new Cloud Alliance program as a component of its Accelerator program. Cloud Alliance streamlines design efficiency for foundry clients with on-demand computing while securing design environments on the cloud. Ansys, Cadence, Siemens EDA, and Synopsys are a few of the founding members of the Cloud Alliance, along with other prominent companies in electrical design automation (EDA).
  • In June 2021, Taiwan-based Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC) started construction at a site in Arizona where it plans to spend USD 12 billion to build a computer chip factory, which will begin volume production of chips using the company's 5-nanometer production technology starting in 2024. The company also announced a USD 100 billion investment plan in April 2021 to increase capacity at its factories over the next three years.
  • The United States is a significant country in the semiconductor industry's manufacturing, design, and research. The region's prominence drives the demand for exporting electronics equipment and growing end-user industries that are significant consumers of semiconductors, such as consumer electronics and the automotive industry. For instance, the US semiconductor company, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in February 2022, reported that revenues for the worldwide semiconductor industry reached USD 555.9 billion in 2021, the highest yearly total ever and a rise of 26.2% over the USD 440.4 billion total for 2020. In 2021, the semiconductor industry shipped a record 1.15 trillion units as chip companies increased output to meet the strong demand brought on by the worldwide chip shortage.

EDA Tools Industry Overview

The EDA market is highly fragmented. New opportunities in the automotive, IoT, artificial intelligence and virtual/augmented reality sectors have allowed semiconductor companies throughout all phases of the IC production cycle to prosper, with sizable revenue increases. This has occurred despite significant gains in chip performance but at relatively flat unit sales prices. Some of the key players in the industry include ANSYS, Cadence Design Systems, Synopsis, Keysight Technologies, etc. Some of the key developments in the EDA market are as follows:
  • March 2022 - Synopsys has announced the introduction of a new electronic design automation (EDA) deployment model that is designed for the cloud and provides "unparallel levels of chip and system design flexibility" through a single-source, pay-as-you-go approach. With pre-optimized infrastructure on Microsoft Azure, Synopsys Cloud provides access to the company's cloud-optimized design and verification technologies, which address increased levels of interdependencies in chip development.
  • June 2021 - Xilinx, Inc. unveiled Vivado ML Editions, an FPGA EDA tool package based on machine learning (ML) optimization techniques and advanced team-based design procedures for considerable design time and cost savings. Comparing the new Vivado ML Editions to the existing Vivado HLx Editions, the former offers a 5x quicker compilation time and revolutionary quality of results (QoR) improvements that average 10% on difficult designs.
  • June 2021 - Aldec Inc. launched HES-DVM Proto Cloud Edition (CE). It is available through Amazon Web Service (AWS); HES-DVM Proto CE can be used for FPGA-based prototyping of SoC / ASIC designs and focuses on automated design partitioning to greatly reduce bring-up time when up to four FPGAs are needed to accommodate a design.
  • May 2021- Cadence Design Systems announced low-power IP for the PCI Express 5.0 specification that targets hyper-scale computing, networking, and storage applications that are made on TSMC N5 process technology. In addition, PCIe 5.0 technology consists of a PHY, companion controller, and Verification IP (VIP) targeted at SoC designs for very high bandwidth to suit the applications.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Industry Attractiveness: Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.3.5 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry
5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 Booming Automotive, IoT, and AI Sectors
5.1.2 Upcoming Trend of EDA Toolsets Equipped with Machine Learning Capabilities
5.2 Market Restraints
5.2.1 Moore's Law about to be Proven Faulty
6.1 Type
6.1.1 Computer-aided Engineering (CAE)
6.1.2 IC Physical Design and Verification
6.1.3 Printed Circuit Board and Multi-chip Module (PCB and MCM)
6.1.4 Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP)
6.1.5 Services
6.2 Application
6.2.1 Communication
6.2.2 Consumer Electronics
6.2.3 Automotive
6.2.4 Industrial
6.2.5 Other Applications
6.3 Geography
6.3.1 North America
6.3.2 Europe
6.3.3 Asia Pacific
6.3.4 Rest of the World
7.1 Company Profiles
7.1.1 Altium Limited
7.1.2 Ansys Inc.
7.1.3 Cadence Design Systems Inc.
7.1.4 Keysight Technologies Inc.
7.1.5 Agnisys Inc.
7.1.6 Aldec Inc.
7.1.7 Lauterbach GmbH
7.1.8 Mentor Graphic Corporation (Siemens PLM Software)
7.1.9 Synopsys Inc.
7.1.10 Xilinx Inc.
7.1.11 Zuken Ltd.

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Altium Limited
  • Ansys Inc.
  • Cadence Design Systems Inc.
  • Keysight Technologies Inc.
  • Agnisys Inc.
  • Aldec Inc.
  • Lauterbach GmbH
  • Mentor Graphic Corporation (Siemens PLM Software)
  • Synopsys Inc.
  • Xilinx Inc.
  • Zuken Ltd.