China Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The China Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools Market is segmented by Type (Computer-aided Engineering (CAE), IC Physical Design and Verification, Printed Circuit Board and Multi-chip Module), and Application (Communication, Consumer Electronics, Automotive).

Market Snapshot

China Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools Market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 10.2 %

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Market Overview

The China Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools Market is expected to register a CAGR of 10.2% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). China commands a significant share of the semiconductor industry. According to SEMI, China is expected to be the top country in fab investment in 2020, with more than USD 20 billion in expenditure.

  • The EDA tools market in the overall Asia-Pacific region is witnessing growth primarily owing to the large presence of electronics and automobile manufacturing companies, as well as an increasing purchasing power of the consumers. The region has witnessed robust growth in the adoption of smartphones and digitization of business processes, thereby fueling the deployment of EDA tools to cater to the booming consumer electronics manufacturing sector.
  • A specific trend in the Chinese market has been the consolidation, wherein under state-supervised Chinese players have been amalgamated to increase their manufacturing capacities and abilities to compete with foreign rivals. Through this process of consolidation, new Chinese semiconductor giants are emerging and utilizing their financial power and production capacities to augment the domestic production and reduce the country’s reliance on imports.
  • Moreover, the Chinese government is actively investing in home-grown semiconductor development. In July 2019, China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund, also known as the country’s Big Fund, raised a capital worth USD 29.08 billion for its second phase. This is expected to contribute by bolstering chip design, advanced materials, and equipment areas.
  • The recent coronavirus outbreak in the country is disrupting the global tech sector, especially the hardware, electronic manufacturing services providers, and semiconductor companies, as operations in the world's largest tech manufacturing hub are threatened.

Scope of the Report

Electronic design automation (EDA) is a software that helps in designing electronic systems with the aid of computers; these tools are often used to design circuit boards, processors, and different types of complex electronics. The software tool is also known as electronic computer-aided design and has largely replaced manual methods for designing circuit boards and semiconductors.

By Type
Computer-aided Engineering (CAE)
IC Physical Design and Verification
Printed Circuit Board and Multi-chip Module (PCB and MCM)
Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP)
By Application
Consumer Electronics
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Automotive Sector is Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • The increasing demand for EDA tools in the automotive sector can be attributed to multiple innovations, such as autonomous vehicle technology, regenerative braking, and the inclusion of a variety of sensors (like LiDAR and cameras). 
  • The Chinese government views its automotive industry, including the auto parts sector, as one of the pillar industries. The Central Government of the country expects that the country's automobile output will reach 30 million units by 2020 and 35 million units by 2025.
  • However, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers revised their predictions for 2020, forecasting a 10% drop in sales for the first half of the year and 5% for the full year, on account of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The popularity of electric vehicles is growing across the globe. China is the dominant adopter of electric vehicles across the world. The 13th Five Year Plan of China promotes the development of hybrid and electric vehicles for advancements in the transportation sector. China is an early adopter of new technology that supports electric vehicles.

Consumer Electronics is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share

  • The factor driving the demand for EDA tools in the consumer electronics sector is owing to the efforts made by electronic manufacturers to increase the battery life of the device. Consumer electronics manufacturers are increasing the battery capacity of their devices (including smartphones, wearables, smart home devices etc.), due to which the demand for low charging devices is driving the market growth in this industry.​
  • China is also considered as the highest revenue-generating market for the semiconductor industry, primarily due to the country's growth in consumer electronics manufacturing.
  • Moreover, China is one of the largest mobile markets, which highlights the country’s digitization strategy. It is also aiming to be a part of the first phase of 5G commercialization, with operators currently considering whether to pursue a standalone or a non-standalone model for 5G.
  • Additionally, on the display front, panel production and chipset design and production have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. For instance, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSTO) with plants in Wuhan, announced to reduce the production by half.​ On the chipset manufacturing point of view, Samsung pushed back its production date of 3nm chips to 2022.

Competitive Landscape

The China Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools Market is highly competitive owing to the presence of multiple domestic and international players in the market. The market appears to be moderately concentrated with the major players adopting strategies such as product innovation and mergers and acquisition in order to widen their product portfolio and stay competitive in the market.

  • May 2020 - Altium, a prominent player in PCB design software, announced the availability of Altium 365, which is a cloud platform for PCB design and realization. The platform is expected to transform the electronics sector by bridging the gap between PCB designers, part suppliers, and manufacturers through seamless collaboration as the design evolves.
  • Mar 2020 - Changsha GuangLi Microelectronics, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Semitronix, was established in Changsha City, the capital of the Hunan Province of China. This was done with a focus on integrated circuit technology development, the subsidiary will also provide more convenient and better technical services for the company's customers in central and southern China.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Government Support for EDA Tool Development

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Prevalence of PCB Design, System Design and PL/FPGA Design

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Comprehensiveness of Chinese Digital Design Tools

    4. 4.4 Porters 5 Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Impact of COVID-19 on the EDA Tools Market, with focus on China

    6. 4.6 Impact of US-China Trade War on the China EDA Tools Market


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Computer-aided Engineering (CAE)

      2. 5.1.2 IC Physical Design and Verification

      3. 5.1.3 Printed Circuit Board and Multi-chip Module (PCB and MCM)

      4. 5.1.4 Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP)

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Communication

      2. 5.2.2 Consumer Electronics

      3. 5.2.3 Automotive

      4. 5.2.4 Industrial

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Altium Limited

      2. 6.1.2 Beijing Huada Jiutian Software Co., Ltd.

      3. 6.1.3 Cadence Design Systems Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Xpeedic Technology, Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Shanghai Lomicro Information Technology Co., Ltd (Agnisys Inc.)

      6. 6.1.6 Beijing Aerdai Information Technology (Aldec Inc.)

      7. 6.1.7 Semitronix Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Mentor Graphic Corporation (Siemens PLM Software)

      9. 6.1.9 Synopsys Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Platform Design Automation, Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Zuken Ltd.

      12. 6.1.12 Arcas-tech(Chengdu)co.Ltd.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The China Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The China Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools Market is growing at a CAGR of 10.2% over the next 5 years.

Altium Limited, Cadence Design Systems Inc., Xpeedic Technology, Inc., Semitronix Corporation, Beijing Aerdai Information Technology (Aldec Inc.) are the major companies operating in China Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools Market.

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