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Dr. Russ Henke
Dr. Russ Henke
The writer of the following article has posted over 100 articles on EDACafe.com since 2003, in the form of Quarterly Commentaries on the worldwide EDA and EDA IP Industries as well as monthly Editorials covering vendors, products, finances and new developments. Beginning April 2012 these … More »

The EDA and MCAD/MCAE Almanac – Nominal Q2 2012 Part II

 
July 27th, 2012 by Dr. Russ Henke

Dear Faithful Reader: Please take a few minutes to catch up on some useful news.

Introduction:

You have not seen this document before. It contains a summary of some topics you have seen, but there is new news throughout. Please continue reading!!

It’s a first for the EDA Commentary!  Posting Part II of a fresh article, as a Blog no less, before posting Part I! But after the lengthy and often arduous process during the last three months of evaluation and choosing Altium as the fifth member of our latest EDA G5, we also wanted to be among the first, if not the first, to bring you the good news about Altium’s final quarter of its Fiscal Year, the April 1 through June 30, 2012 quarter, which quarter is the one reported as Nominal Q2 2012 for several of the EDA G5. 

Nominal Q2 for the EDA G5 is normally reported in September’s EDA Commentary, and so it will be this year, when we post Part I for the other four members of the EDA G5. (We’ll include Altium’s numerical results in the collective graphs and tables in September as well). 

Moreover, as a special treat, we may even include a separate, extra-bonus vignette on EDA G5 member Altium in the August 2012 EDA Commentary, the latter of which will otherwise be devoted to the EDA IP G5 Q2 financials (ARM Holdings, CEVA , MIPS, MoSys, and Rambus).  

Main Message of this Blog: 

It was only SIX days ago on July 19 when the following “Important Notice” was posted in the EDACafe Daily Newsletter:

Fifth EDA Vendor for future EDA Commentary Chosen!

July 19, 2012


Beginning on June 25, 2012, readers of the daily Internet Newsletter

were quick to notice the inclusion of an article called “The EDA and MCAD/MCAE Almanac – Nominal Q1 2012”.

 

Dr. Russ Henke
EDA & IP Commentary
The EDA and MCAD/MCAE Almanac – Nominal Q1 2012

Once this boxed notice no longer appeared on the front page of EDACafe,  direct access to the Nominal Q1 article was and still is achieved by clicking on its permanent URL: 

http://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/view_article.php?articleid=1099325

The June 25, 2012 Almanac reports in detail on the financial results for nominal Q1 2012 of the following software vendors:


Keen readers immediately noticed that as recent as June 25, the EDA list was only four (4) vendors in length; likewise for the MCAD/MCAE list. Indeed, readers of the June 25, 2012 Almanac and other EDA Commentaries of the recent past surely noticed that a replacement for MAGMA in these electronic newsletters had not yet been named. (MAGMA was acquired by Synopsys late last year).

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Then the  July 19, 2012 notice officially informed readers that Altium Limited had been restored as the fifth member of the EDA G5 (Group-of-Five), after a one-year absence.

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The choice of Altium was further highlighted in a BLOG which first appeared on July 20, 2012:

Industry Commentary


Dr. Russ Henke

The writer of the following article has posted over 100 articles on EDACafe.com since 2003, in the form of Quarterly Commentaries on the worldwide EDA and EDA IP Industries as well as monthly Editorials covering vendors, products, finances and new developments. Beginning April 2012 these … More »

EDA & MCAD/MCAE Almanac – Parts I and II

                                                                 JULY 20, 2012

Dear Faithful Reader: Please take a moment to be certain you have read these two connected messages.

The first one is the June 25, 2012 article entitled, “The EDA & MCAD/MCAE Almanac – Nominal Q1 2012″ at this URL:

http://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/view_article.php?section=Commentary&articleid=1099325&printerfriendly=1

The second is a special notice July 19, 2012 in the EDACafe “Important Messages” section at this URL:

http://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/1/1105234/EDA-MCAD-MCAE-Almanac-Nominal-Q1-2012-Part-II

Thank you!

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Finally, today July 27, 2012 you have this new Blog:

Altium announces unaudited update on financial
performance for year to June 30, 2012

On July 25, 2012, Electronics design software company Altium Limited announced an unaudited update on its financial results for the financial year ending June 30, 2012.

Nominal Q2 2012 Update

For Nominal Q2 2012, the three months ending June 30, 2012 Altium sales grew to US$20.1 million.

For the Fiscal Year 2012 overall, sales were US$61.2 million, up 21% over FY2011.

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The following chart was prepared from data reported for Altium Sales after three quarters of Fiscal 2012  vs. three quarters if Fiscal 2011:

The factors in the last column for each area of the world served by Altium are generated by dividing sales totals of three quarters YTD for 2012 by the three quarters YTD for Fiscal  2011, after converting any euro numbers to US$.

POSSIBLE SCENARIOS: The lower right hand corner shows that THRU 9 mo.  OF FY 2012, TOTAL ALTIUM SALES WERE 23.13% AHEAD OF 9 mo. of FY 2011. 

EVEN IF Q4 IS AN AVERAGE 2012 QUARTER, SALES FOR 2012 WILL BE AT LEAST $55832 VS $50590, OR GROWTH IN SALES FOR THE YEAR OF 10.45%. IF Q4 2012 SALES MATCH THE ABSOLUTE TOTAL OF Q4 2011, WHICH WAS 50590 – 33398 = $17192, THEN 2012 COULD TOTAL $58316 = 15.27% GROWTH YEAR OVER YEAR.

IF SOMEHOW ALTIUM WERE TO CLOSE $20,000 SALES IN Q4 2012, GROWTH FOR THE 2012 YEAR WOULD BE 61124/50590 = 20.82% GROWTH IN SALES FOR YOY 2012 VS 2011. (RFH 6-20-12).

 

NOTE: ACTUAL ALTIUM SALES FOR 4th QUARTER (NOMINAL Q2 2012) AS REPORTED BY ALTIUM ON JULY 25, WERE $21.2 MILLION!

 

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ABOUT THE WRITER:

Since 1996, Dr. Russ Henke has been active full time as president of HENKE ASSOCIATES, a San Francisco Bay Area high-tech business & management consulting firm. The number of client companies served by HENKE ASSOCIATES during those years now numbers more than fifty. Engagement lengths have varied from a few weeks up to ten years and beyond.

During his previous corporate career, Henke operated sequentially on “both sides” of MCAE/MCAD and EDA, as a user and as a vendor. He’s a veteran corporate executive from Cincinnati Milacron (Research Scientist), SDRC (President & COO), Schlumberger Applicon (Executive VP), Gould Electronics (President & General Manager), ATP (Chairman and CEO), and Mentor Graphics (VP & General Manager).

Henke is a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and served on the SME International Board of Directors. Henke was also a board member of SDRC, PDA, ATP, and the MacNeal Schwendler Corporation, and he currently serves on the board of Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.

Henke is also a member of the IEEE and a Life Fellow of ASME International.

In April 2006, Dr. Henke received the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the CAD Society, presented by CAD Society president Jeff Rowe at COFES2006 in Scottsdale, AZ. In February 2007, Henke became affiliated with Cyon Research’s select group of experts on business and technology issues as a Senior Analyst. This Cyon Research connection aids and supplements Henke’s ongoing, independent consulting practice (HENKE ASSOCIATES).

Dr. Henke was also a contributing editor of the EDACafé.com EDA WEEKLY from November 01, 2009 until March 31, 2012, posting thirty-two EDA WEEKLY articles during that period; URL’s available. Effective April 01, 2012 he contributes to EDA COMMENTARY and MCAD COMMENTARY, and also writes a periodic blog for EDACafe.com and/or MCADCafe.com.

Since May 2003 HENKE ASSOCIATES has also published more than 100 independent commentary articles on MCAD, PLM, EDA and Electronics IP on IBSystems’ MCADCafé and EDACafé. Such Commentaries are now part of the EDA and/or MCAD COMMENTARY entries.

Further information on HENKE ASSOCIATES, and URL’s for past Commentaries, WEEKLIES, etc., are available at

http://www.henkeassociates.net

March 31, 2012 marked the 16th Anniversary of the founding of HENKE ASSOCIATES.


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