Mentor Graphics reported its 2Q13 results and showed that its earnings improved due mostly to a decrease in expenses. Revenues were $240.8 million, up 13% with gains in systems and software, and a very strong showing from the Design to Silicon division, the home of Calibre. This is to be expected, given the major effort from large companies to move to the 20 nm process node. Still the results show that Calibre continues to be the leader in its market segment. Percentage revenue growth for this division is greater than that of Mentor as a whole, showing its critical importance to the company.
The rate of growth of the Integrated System Design division, the PCB division, was quite good but it has slowed from previous periods, Jay Vleeschhouwer is estimating a revenue growth of 9%. This division in the recent past had grown significantly through acquisitions, and now it has to be a profitable business as it stands. Its contribution to revenue is practically equal to that of the Scalable Verification division.