EDAC publishes a quarterly report called the Market Statistics Service and I just read that Semiconductor IP sales jumped 35.3% in Q2 2010 compared to Q2 2009.
Our industry is still in a slump after the peak of 2008:
I’m a little bit encouraged that EDA is treading water in 2010 and always envious of the big semiconductor companies posting record profit increases.
My hope is that the successor to CMOS technology will usher in a new era of double-digit growth to the EDA industry as IC designers need new tools to deal with the new nano-technology. History has shown that the incumbent software companies rarely catch the new technology wave in time and simply disappear because they are no longer relevant.