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PCB Design Software Market: Defence Industry Expected to Register Highest Growth Rate Through 2026: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

PCB Design Software Market: Defence Industry Expected to Register Highest Growth Rate Through 2026: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

PCB design software is used by engineers for designing the printed circuit board on a device, using various features that aim to address issues an engineer faces such as those related to signal and power integrity, while designing a PCB and ease the overall designing process. PCB design software is integrated with other related software such as PLM, which helps engineers to better understand designs and layouts of PCBs. FMI forecasts the global PCB design software market to increase at 12.9% CAGR during the forecast period 2016-2026, and reach US$ 4,755.1 Mn in revenues by 2026 end.

Ease of designing a circuit and savings in cost and time are the main factors stimulating the use of PCB design software

Need to reduce time and eliminate issues faced during product development are factors that are driving the demand for global PCB design software market. Consumer electronics industry dominates in the end-user segment, because of rising popularity of smartphones and smart wearable devices globally. Before designing a PCB, an engineer must consider a number of aspects such as input signals, desired output and error tolerance. With PCB design software, an engineer can simulate the circuit design and can get an idea about real-time issues associated with applying the circuit. This saves time for the engineer, as potential errors can be addressed before building the physical prototype. These are features and benefits driving increasing adoption of PCB software in the global market.

Building a circuit involves implementing multiple wires and components. When the circuit built is complex, the number of wires and components also increases, which increases the probability of introducing errors. Using a PCB design software with features such as auto-placement, auto-routing and auto-tuning can reduce errors to a great extent and make PCB fabrication easier.

Oftentimes, after the circuit is fabricated, the engineer realizes that a component has been placed incorrectly and has to rebuild the entire prototype, which takes additional time and resources. With PCB design software, an engineer can modify the design or replace components at any time, without incurring additional loss, which is a primary factor expected to continue drive adoption of PCB software over the forecast period.

While designing PCBs using software reduces efforts significantly, the software fails to meet every engineer’s expectations owing to varying requirements related to power and signal integrity etc. Software offering capability to address all required features are significantly complex to operate, and understanding them can be a very time consuming process.

Many PCB design software are available online for free and offer a variety of features. Moreover, in countries such as China, Russia and the U.S., use of pirated software is relatively common, which is resulting in companies being forced to offer software at lower prices. This is a major factor expected to restrain growth of the global PCB design software market.

Market Segmentation

By Type

By End User

By Region

High-end software

Mainstream software

Low-end software

Computing industry

Consumer Electronics industry

Communications industry

Medical industry

Automotive industry

Defence industry

North America

Latin America

Western Europe

Eastern Europe

Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ)

Japan

Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Mainstream software is estimated to account for a maximum market share due to its advanced features and affordability

Among all the types, mainstream software is estimated to account for maximum market revenue share by 2026, owing to the fact that it advanced features in the software at an affordable price. Moreover, demand for mainstream software is estimated to witness highest growth rate by 2016, followed by high-end software.

Revenue generated by global PCB design software market is estimated to reach US$ 1,409.3 Mn by 2016, witnessing an increase of 10.7% over 2015. Mainstream software is estimated to hold the largest share among the different types of PCB design software, for global PCB design software market by value by 2016, accounting for US$ 669.1 Mn by 2016, up from US$ 599.9 Mn in 2015.

Defence industry is poised to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period

In the end-user segment, defence industry is estimated to register the highest growth rate in the forecast period, followed by automotive industry. Increasing adoption of UAVs in defence industry and introduction of automated cars in automotive industry are factors expected to drive the growth of global PCB design software market in the respective industries.

North America region is expected to the largest revenue generator for global PCB design software market

Market in North America region is expected to be the largest revenue generator for global PCB design software market by 2026, and is expected to account for a revenue share of 37.0% by 2016, owing to the increasing investments in research and development. Region-wise, market in Asia Pacific excluding Japan, is estimated to be the second largest global PCB design software market with market revenues expected to be worth US$ 261.3 Mn by year 2016.

global pcb design software market

Key market players are adopting partnerships and mergers as a strategy to strengthen their foothold in the market

Some popular vendors such as Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Mentor Graphics Corporation, Zuken Inc. etc. are focusing on partnerships and acquisitions & mergers to consolidate their position in the market. PCB design software vendors are coming up with innovative features in the software which are designed to ease the PCB design process, and distinguish their product from competitor’s products.


1. PCB Design Software Market Executive Summary
2. Assumptions & Acronyms Used
3. Research Methodology
4. PCB Design Software Market Overview
4.1. Introduction
4.1.1. Market Definition
4.1.2. Market Taxonomy
4.2. Product Overview
4.3. Global PCB Design Software Market −Parent Market Overview
4.4. Global PCB Design Software Market Trends
4.5. Market Dynamics
4.5.1. Drivers
4.5.2. Restraints
4.5.3. Opportunity
4.5.4. Value Chain
4.6. Global PCB Design Software Market Forecast, 2016–2026
4.6.1. Market Size (Value) Forecast
4.6.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections
4.6.1.2. Absolute $ Opportunity
4.7. Market Trends
4.8. Global Market Snapshot (2015)
4.8.1. Market Share By Technology
4.8.2. Market Share By End-user
4.8.3. Market Share By Geography
5. Global Market Analysis, By Technology
5.1. Introduction
5.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Technology
5.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Technology
5.2. Market Forecast By Technology
5.2.1. High-end software
5.2.1.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
5.2.1.2. Market Value Forecast, By Region
5.2.2. Mainstream software
5.2.2.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
5.2.2.2. Market Value Forecast, By Region
5.2.3. Low-end software
5.2.3.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
5.2.3.2. Market Value Forecast, By Region
5.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Technology
5.4. Prominent Trends
6. Global Market Analysis, By End-user
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By End-user
6.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By End-user
6.2. Market Forecast By End-user
6.2.1. Computing Industry
6.2.1.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
6.2.1.2. Market Value Forecast, By Region
6.2.2. Consumer Electronics Industry
6.2.2.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
6.2.2.2. Market Value Forecast, By Region
6.2.3. Communications Industry
6.2.3.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
6.2.3.2. Market Value Forecast, By Region
6.2.4. Medical Industry
6.2.4.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
6.2.4.2. Market Value Forecast, By Region
6.2.5. Automotive Industry
6.2.5.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
6.2.5.2. Market Value Forecast, By Region
6.2.6. Defense Industry
6.2.6.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
6.2.6.2. Market Value Forecast, By Region
6.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis, By End-user
6.4. Prominent Trends
7. Global Market Analysis, By Region
7.1. Introduction
7.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Region
7.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Region
7.2. Market Forecast By Region
7.2.1. North America Market Value Forecast
7.2.2. Latin America Market Value Forecast
7.2.3. Asia Pacific (Excluding Japan) Market Value Forecast
7.2.4. Japan Market Value Forecast
7.2.5. Western Europe Market Value Forecast
7.2.6. Eastern Europe Market Value Forecast
7.2.7. Middle East & Africa Market Value Forecast
7.3. Regional Attractiveness Analysis
8. North America Market Analysis
8.1. Introduction
8.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
8.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Country
8.1.3. Key Regulations
8.1.4. Key Trends
8.2. North America Market Forecast
8.2.1. Market Value Forecast By Country
8.2.1.1. U.S. Absolute $ Opportunity
8.2.1.2. Canada Absolute $ Opportunity
8.2.2. Market Value Forecast By Technology
8.2.2.1. High-end software
8.2.2.2. Mainstream software
8.2.2.3. Low-end software
8.2.3. Market Value Forecast By End-user
8.2.3.1. Computing Industry
8.2.3.2. Consumer Electronics Industry
8.2.3.3. Communications Industry
8.2.3.4. Medical Industry
8.2.3.5. Automotive Industry
8.2.3.6. Defense Industry
8.2.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
8.2.4.1. By Country
8.2.4.2. By Technology
8.2.4.3. By End-user
8.2.5. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis
9. Latin America Market Analysis
9.1. Introduction
9.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
9.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Country
9.1.3. Key Regulations
9.1.4. Key Trends
9.2. Latin America Market Forecast
9.2.1. Market Value Forecast By Country
9.2.1.1. Mexico Absolute $ Opportunity
9.2.1.2. Brazil Absolute $ Opportunity
9.2.1.3. Rest of LATAM Absolute $ Opportunity
9.2.2. Market Value Forecast By Technology
9.2.2.1. High-end software
9.2.2.2. Mainstream software
9.2.2.3. Low-end software
9.2.3. Market Value Forecast By End-user
9.2.3.1. Computing Industry
9.2.3.2. Consumer Electronics Industry
9.2.3.3. Communications Industry
9.2.3.4. Medical Industry
9.2.3.5. Automotive Industry
9.2.3.6. Defense Industry
9.2.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
9.2.4.1. By Country
9.2.4.2. By Technology
9.2.4.3. By End-user
9.2.5. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis
10. Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) Market Analysis
10.1. Introduction
10.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
10.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Country
10.1.3. Key Regulations
10.1.4. Key Trends
10.2. Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) Market Forecast
10.2.1. Market Value Forecast By Country
10.2.1.1. China Absolute $ Opportunity
10.2.1.2. India Absolute $ Opportunity
10.2.1.3. ASEAN Absolute $ Opportunity
10.2.1.4. ANZ Absolute $ Opportunity
10.2.1.5. Rest of Asia Pacific Absolute $ Opportunity
10.2.2. Market Value Forecast By Technology
10.2.2.1. High-end software
10.2.2.2. Mainstream software
10.2.2.3. Low-end software
10.2.3. Market Value Forecast By End-user
10.2.3.1. Computing Industry
10.2.3.2. Consumer Electronics Industry
10.2.3.3. Communications Industry
10.2.3.4. Medical Industry
10.2.3.5. Automotive Industry
10.2.3.6. Defense Industry
10.2.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.2.4.1. By Country
10.2.4.2. By Technology
10.2.4.3. By End-user
10.2.5. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis
11. Japan Market Analysis
11.1. Introduction
11.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
11.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Country
11.1.3. Key Regulations
11.1.4. Key Trends
11.2. Japan Market Forecast
11.2.1. Market Value Forecast By Technology
11.2.1.1. High-end software
11.2.1.2. Mainstream software
11.2.1.3. Low-end software
11.2.2. Market Value Forecast By End-user
11.2.2.1. Computing Industry
11.2.2.2. Consumer Electronics Industry
11.2.2.3. Communications Industry
11.2.2.4. Medical Industry
11.2.2.5. Automotive Industry
11.2.2.6. Defense Industry
11.2.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.2.3.1. By Technology
11.2.3.2. By End-user
11.2.4. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis
12. Western Europe Market Analysis
12.1. Introduction
12.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
12.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Country
12.1.3. Key Regulations
12.1.4. Key Trends
12.2. Western Europe Market Forecast
12.2.1. Market Value Forecast By Country
12.2.1.1. Germany Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.2. France Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.3. U.K. Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.4. Spain Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.5. Italy Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.6. Rest of Western Europe Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.2. Market Value Forecast By Technology
12.2.2.1. High-end software
12.2.2.2. Mainstream software
12.2.2.3. Low-end software
12.2.3. Market Value Forecast By End-user
12.2.3.1. Computing Industry
12.2.3.2. Consumer Electronics Industry
12.2.3.3. Communications Industry
12.2.3.4. Medical Industry
12.2.3.5. Automotive Industry
12.2.3.6. Defense Industry
12.2.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.2.4.1. By Country
12.2.4.2. By Technology
12.2.4.3. By End-user
12.2.5. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis
13. Eastern Europe Market Analysis
13.1. Introduction
13.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
13.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Country
13.1.3. Key Regulations
13.1.4. Key Trends
13.2. Eastern Europe Market Forecast
13.2.1. Market Value Forecast By Country
13.2.1.1. Russia Absolute $ Opportunity
13.2.1.2. Poland Absolute $ Opportunity
13.2.1.3. Rest of Eastern Europe Absolute $ Opportunity
13.2.2. Market Value Forecast By Technology
13.2.2.1. High-end software
13.2.2.2. Mainstream software
13.2.2.3. Low-end software
13.2.3. Market Value Forecast By End-user
13.2.3.1. Computing Industry
13.2.3.2. Consumer Electronics Industry
13.2.3.3. Communications Industry
13.2.3.4. Medical Industry
13.2.3.5. Automotive Industry
13.2.3.6. Defense Industry
13.2.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.2.4.1. By Country
13.2.4.2. By Technology
13.2.4.3. By End-user
13.2.5. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis
14. Middle-East & Africa Market Analysis
14.1. Introduction
14.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
14.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Country
14.1.3. Key Regulations
14.1.4. Key Trends
14.2.Middle-East & Africa Market Forecast
14.2.1. Market Value Forecast By Country
14.2.1.1. GCC Absolute $ Opportunity
14.2.1.2. N. Africa Absolute $ Opportunity
14.2.1.3. S. Africa Absolute $ Opportunity
14.2.1.4. Rest of MEA Absolute $ Opportunity
14.2.2. Market Value Forecast By Technology
14.2.2.1. High-end software
14.2.2.2. Mainstream software
14.2.2.3. Low-end software
14.2.3. Market Value Forecast By End-user
14.2.3.1. Computing Industry
14.2.3.2. Consumer Electronics Industry
14.2.3.3. Communications Industry
14.2.3.4. Medical Industry
14.2.3.5. Automotive Industry
14.2.3.6. Defense Industry
14.2.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.2.4.1. By Country
14.2.4.2. By Technology
14.2.4.3. By End-user
14.2.5. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis
15. Competition Landscape
15.1. Competition Dashboard
15.2. Market Structure
15.3. Company Profiles
15.3.1. Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
15.3.1.1. Revenue
15.3.1.2. Products/Brand Offerings
15.3.1.3. Company Highlights

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