The global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market was valued at USD 3.9 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period. A Semiconductor Intellectual Property is a reusable unit of logic, functionality, cell or a layout design that is developed with the aim of licensing to multiple vendors for use as building blocks in different chip designs. Semiconductor Intellectual Property cores can be used as building blocks within ASIC chip designs or FPGA logic designs. Semiconductor Intellectual Property is integral for the design and implementation of complex system ICs. With increasing complexities of designs, greater numbers of Semiconductor Intellectual Property products are being embedded in IC designs. Semiconductor Intellectual Property is increasingly being used in electronic design process owing to reduction in IC development costs, acceleration of time-to-market, decrease in time-to-volume, and increase in end-product value.
The Semiconductor Intellectual Property market is driven by factors such as increase in demand for modern System on Chip (SoC) design, and growing need to reduce manufacturing and design cost. Growing demand for consumer electronics such as MP3 players, digital cameras, cell phones and other portable devices fuels the growth of the Semiconductor Intellectual Property industry. Factors such as advancement in multicore technology for consumer electronics, and increasing demand for connected devices influences the Semiconductor Intellectual Property market growth. The technological advancements in Semiconductor Intellectual Property, along with emergence of technologies such as embedded and programmable DSP IPs supports the Semiconductor Intellectual Property market growth rate. Increasing use and growing applications from the aerospace and defense, and aviation sectors would provide numerous growth opportunities in the Semiconductor Intellectual Property market.
Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Share By Region, 2017 & 2026
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The global Semiconductor Intellectual Property market is segmented on the basis of form factor, design IP, end-user, and region. The Semiconductor Intellectual Property market report segments the form factor into Integrated Circuit IP, System-on-Chip IP.
The design IP segment is divided into Processor IP, Interface IP, Memory IP, and other IP. The Processor IP segment accounted for the highest Semiconductor Intellectual Property market share in 2018. Processor IP includes microprocessors, digital signal processors (DSPs), MPEG and others. It is typically available in soft form and may be hardened to support any process technology. The use of Processor IP in a wide range of applications in telecom and automotive sector, and technological advancements boost the growth of this Semiconductor Intellectual Property market segment.
The end-user segment is divided into Consumer Electronics, Telecom, Industrial, Automotive, Commercial, and others. The consumer electronics segment accounted for the highest Semiconductor Intellectual Property market share in 2018. The increasing demand for mobile devices, and growing adoption of connected devices drive the growth of this Semiconductor Intellectual Property market segment.
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This report comprises a detailed geographic analysis of the Semiconductor Intellectual Property market across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and MEA. North America is further segmented into U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Europe is divided into Germany, UK, Italy, France, and Rest of Europe. Asia-Pacific is bifurcated into China, India, Japan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific. Asia-Pacific is the major region contributing to the Semiconductor Intellectual Property market growth due to increasing population, rising disposable incomes, and economic growth in the region. Moreover, the increasing market for consumer electronics, and significant growth in the automotive sector have accelerated the growth of the Semiconductor Intellectual Property market in this region.
The leading players in the Semiconductor Intellectual Property market include Synopsys Inc., Eureka Technology Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Faraday Technology Corporation, ARM Ltd, Cadence Design Systems Inc., Ceva Inc., Intel Corporation, and Imagination Technologies Limited among others. These leading players are introducing innovative products in the Semiconductor Intellectual Property market to cater to the growing demand for consumers. Global players are entering new markets in developing regions to expand their customer base, strengthen market presence, and increase their Semiconductor Intellectual Property market share.