The EDA & MCAD/MCAE Almanac – Nominal Q2 2012

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 ends up 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 financial FIGURES FOR Altium's 4th QUARTER to be eventually posted in a future Commentary for NOMINAL Q2 2012). For now, readers should be aware that the ACTUALLY REPORTED  (BY ALTIUM) Q2 REVENUES ON JULY 25, 2012 WERE $21.2 MILLION!


 

September 14, 2012

THE RECENT COMMENTARY dated September 14, 2012 contained CHAPTER ONE OF THE EDA & MCAD/MCAE INDUSTRY ALMANAC – NOMINAL Q2 2012.

CHAPTER ONE WAS THE PROFILE ON FORTE DESIGN SYSTEMS, WHICH MAY BE VIEWED IN FULL AT THIS URL:

http://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/view_article.php?section=Commentary&articleid=1119198&printerfriendly=1

WE NOTED OF COURSE THAT CHAPTER TWO OF THE ALMANAC FOR Q2 20I2 HAD ALREADY BEEN POSTED ON JULY 27 2012, SOME 19 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SEPTEMBER 14 APPEARANCE OF CHAPTER ONE, BECACUSE CHAPTER TWO CONTAINED THE URGENT BREAKING NEWS OF THE EXCELLENT PRELIMINARY NOMINAL Q2 FINANCIAL RESULTS FROM ALTIUM LIMITED. AS EVENTUALLY DETAILED IN THE ALMANAC, ALTIUM WAS REPORTING AS EARLY AS THE 4th WEEK OF JULY IMPROVED APRIL THRU JUNE QUARTERLY SALES WHICH EXCEEDED THE LEVEL THE WRITER HAD SET AS THE MINIMUM NEEDED TO RESTORE ALTIUM TO COVERAGE IN THE EDA COMMENTARY.

Structure and Contents of this October 08 Posting

As stated in the September 14, 2012 issue, the original plan was for the total Q2 2012 Almanac ultimately to have four (4) separate chapters, each with its own initial publication date. As each new chapter is posted, the new chapter would be published in full, and any previous chapters will be easily referred to by inclusion of the previous chapter’s URL. This would permit the full almanac to be conveniently presented when each chapter at last became available.

So previous issues of the Almanac up to and including September 14, 2012 covered CHAPTERS ONE and TWO. and if we cover CHAPTERS THREE and FOUR in the current issue October 08, we will have all four scheduled chapters under our belts. 

So again IN SUMMARY, the NOMINAL Q2 2012 ALMANAC INDEED HAS FOUR CHAPTERS, BUT WE DECIDED TO REUNITE CHAPTERS THREE AND FOUR INTO THIS THIRD AND FINAL OCTOBER 08 POSTING:

CHAPTER             TITLE                                       FORMAT         FIRST POSTING              

 ONE:    A Profile of Forte Design Systems       COMMENTARY    Sept. 14, 2012         

TWO:      ALTIUM PIECE                                  BLOG            July 27, 2012

THREE & FOUR:

  MCAD/MCAE & EDA RESULTS Q2 2012         COMMENTARY      OCT. 08, 2012


So the details related to CHAPTERS ONE AND TWO have both fulfilled the purposes of their inclusion, and both HAVE APPEARED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES. They also have laid the backgrounds of delivering the financials of the MCAD/MCAE Group in CHAPTER THREE and of the EDA Group in CHAPTER FOUR, combined in the current October 08 issue.

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FUTURE ISSUES:

1. ALTIUM DETAILS

2. ACQUISITIONS BY THE EDA AND MCAD/MCAE

    VENDORS IN THE PAST YEAR

3. THE MGC TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARDS  

 



 

October 8 Update on MGC Technology Leadership Awards

Loyal readers will recall the initial MGC TLA write up way back in the June 25, 2012 issue of the “EDA & MCAD/MCAE Almanac – Nominal Q1 2012.” That initial write up described the 24th year of the well known TLA competition among MGC PCB software users in multiple categories of Board Design.

What follows in this October 8, 2012 posting of the EDA Commentary is an update on the current status of this contest, now that some three months have passed. The 2012 TLA contest has once again attracted printed circuit board designers from around the world to submit their best board designs to a blue-ribbon external group of independent PCB Expert Judges, who will choose the best designs in each of a number of categories.

But before diving further into this October 8 update, you may first prefer to refresh your memories by accessing the initial announcement of this year’s Mentor Graphics’ TLA contest.

Feeling lucky? Use the sophisticated FIVE steps set out below to access the initial JUNE 25 write up, and then come back here to continue reading the Oct 8 update. (Readers may feel safer if they first copy, save and print these five steps now, for referral):

  1.   Before you leave the current page, be sure to Bookmark this current page of the October 8 Almanac, so you can return to this spot immediately once you have refreshed your memories

  2. CLICK ON THE URL BELOW STEP 5;

  3. Then at the top of the very first page you see, click on the system’s “Find” command under “Edit” in the top left corner of your browser and type the word “Breaking”, and you’ll be taken immediately to the original JUNE 25 TLA announcement.

  4. When you have finished reading the relevant June 25 information, invoke your bookmark and return to the October 8 article.
  5. Depending on the browser brand, you may or may not be returned to the Oct 8 article at the exact spot you left the October 8 article. If not, scroll down manually to the spot, or at the top of the very first page you see, click on the system’s “Find” command under “Edit” in the top left corner of your browser and type the word “Breaking”, and you’ll be taken immediately to the right spot in the Oct 8 article.

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


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