|Frost & Sullivan Research Service||Published: 12 Dec 2005|
Dense and Vast Circuitry Designs Drive CAE Tools for PCB Designs
The increasing number of layers on printed circuit boards (PCBs) that have numerous components and increasing interconnects require the use of enhanced simulation tools, which in turn is boosting the computer aided engineering (CAE) tools market. Besides the fact that placing components on such PCBs is both difficult and time consuming, there is also a need to tackle the problems of heat generation and gigahertz speed rates. CAE tools that facilitate this process by being sturdy on PCB components as well as being able to reduce the testing time for such circuit operations are anticipated to be in great demand as the technology grows.
This Frost & Sullivan research service examines the North American market for CAE tools in PCB design. It provides detailed insights into recent developments and trends in this field. The study also discusses the prevailing market drivers and industry challenges and provides an overview of the market revenues and shares.
Complex Design Issues and Development Cycles Challenge the Growth of the CAE Market
With a trend toward 90 nanometer (nm) processes, end-user companies are beginning to recognize the importance of CAE tools, which are proving capable of addressing the complex design issues involved in 90 nm technology nodes. "Issues such as power and signal integrity are expected to affect the 90 nm node more than the 130 nm node, and at such critical levels, bridging hardware and software is a challenge," says the analyst of this research service. "Participants are looking to CAE to address this concern."
However, complex PCB designs lengthen the process for verification and debugging of components, which in turn, increases the development costs of CAE tools related to the 90-nm technology and pushes their time to market. Nonetheless, as technology advances, the CAE market is likely to overcome this development issue and create more cost-effective, quality design tools.
Software Updates and Resourceful Maintenance Techniques Likely to be a Major Source of Revenues
"CAE market participants are heavily investing on delivering valuable software updates that address most of their end users’ requirements in order to effectively penetrate the market with highly-reliable tools that satisfy more than one end-user requirement," says the analyst. This results in not only an expanding customer base, but also an increasing demand for long-term, reliable post-sale services to the PCB industry. Thus, providing updates and establishing efficient maintenance of software tools across geographically distributed regions is set to raise the revenues in the CAE market.
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This study provides seven-year revenue forecasts for the CAE tools market for PCB design by taking into consideration several factors that affect this market. It analyses the impact of the drivers, restraints, and challenges, which influence the market trends and forecasts revenues. The market revenues are projected in terms of figures and charts to enable clear and better understanding of the market trends at a glance. Such revenue forecasts enable market participants to analyze their decisions and develop effective strategies.
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|Table Of Contents|
1. Executive Summary
1. Market Overview
2. Key Market Trends
2. Major Research Findings
1. Opportunities and Forecast
2. Competitive Analysis
2. Total Chapter
1. Market Overview and Definitions
a. Dense And Vast Circuitry Promotes Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Tools Growth For Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
b. Faster Time-To-Market PCB Designs Strengthen The CAE Tools Market
c. Ever Increasing Speed Of High-Data Switching Spurs The CAE Tools Market For PCB Design
d. Developing Software Tools To Address The Emerging Need For Low Power Consumption Whips The CAE Tools Market
e. Convergence Of Finite Elements With Electronic-Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (E-CAD/CAM) Data Encourages CAE Tools Growth
a. Frequent Job Change Over And Lack Of Expertise Curbs Research & Development Of Company Specific CAE Tools, Affecting Their Revenues
b. Long Development Life-cycles of Electronic Design and Automation (EDA) Tools Limits Technology Growth of CAE Tools Market
c. Difference In Knowledge Levels And Usage Among Developers And End-Users Restricts CAE Tools Product Quality, Thereby Affecting Growth
d. Absence Of Capital To Invest Arrests Production Of More CAE Software Tools Per Year
e. Lack Of High-End Tools Slows Down The Development Of Simulations, Hampering The CAE Tools Market Revenues
5. Market Engineering Analysis
2. Forecast and Trends
1. Revenue Forecasts
2. Revenue for Services
3. Demand Analysis
4. Geographic Trends
5. Technology Trends
6. Pricing Trends
3. Competitive Analysis
1. Competitive Structure
2. Market Share Analysis
4. Frost & Sullivan Awards
1. Customer Service Leadership Award
2. Product Innovation Award
3. Internet Marketing Strategy Leadership Award
1. Decision Support Databases (DSD)
1. Printed Circuit Board Sales
2. Annual Telecom Investments
3. Total Value Addition by the Manufacturing Industry
4. Total Electronic Components Contribution to Electronics Industry
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