Its a fact of life that semiconductor design is a world-wide activity, and that EDA companies are helping customers in a 24 hour day. How international is this world? According to the latest statistics from the EDA Consortium, over 50% of the business activity is outside North America. The total of EDA, semiconductor IP and design services revenue was 6.9 billion dollars in 2013. Comparing this to a world population of 7.1 billion means roughly one dollar per person was spent on the wide world of design.