Good Morning America…You may have heard musings of Zuken expanding its presence in North America, and I can confirm that the grapevine is correct. Over recent years Zuken has had steady growth in the Americas, and that growth continues, including new staff appointments like Bob Potock and the opening of the new R&D office in Silicon Valley.
There has been a lot of talk lately about who can lay claim to market leadership in the PCB and EDA markets.
There has been a lot of talk lately about who can lay claim to market leadership in the PCB and EDA markets. A phrase popularized by Mark Twain said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This, of course, refers to the misuse of statistics to bolster weak arguments.
Over the last decade, Zuken has seen steady growth despite periods of tough worldwide economics. During this time, the PCB market has grown roughly 3% per year. However, Zuken’s PCB business has grown at a much faster rate of 10% per year.
Gary Smith EDA, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the global Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry, has updated its latest worldwide market share figures for the 2009 PCB design market, showing Zuken in second place. While this may be a surprise to some, it merely serves to document what we have known for some time.