Gary Smith EDA (GSEDA) is the leading provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the global Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Electronic System Level (ESL) design, and related technology markets.
A combination of market forces and individual vendor phenomena created considerable variation in growth among the many EDA market segments. Top-level growth in IC CAD, RTL and ESL tools continued along a positive trajectory, while PCB tool sales pulled back in 2015. Long-term forecast
The announcement of Mentor Graphics’ acquisition by Siemens is a huge step toward the convergence of the EDA and mechanical design markets. Siemens is a leading player in mechanical CAx design tools, while Mentor has an expansive EDA product portfolio. This acquisition shows th
This week, Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group announced it will purchase semiconductor IP powerhouse ARM in a cash deal worth approximately $32 billion. What does this massive deal mean for EDA users and vendors? Gary Smith EDA offers our view of this extremely notewort