Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market $14.28 Billion By 2032, CAGR: 8.4%

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Size Worth $14.28 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 8.4%

The global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market size is expected to reach USD 14.28 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By IP Core (Hard IP Core, Soft IP Core); By Design IP; By Interface Type; By IP Source; By End-User; By Vertical; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024- 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The recent uptick in semiconductor demand, driven by their widespread use in various consumer electronic products, has resulted in an increased need for Semiconductor Intellectual Property.

As semiconductor technology progresses, there is a soaring demand for specialized IP. The open-source hardware movement is gaining considerable momentum, exemplified by initiatives like RISC-V that are reshaping the industry. Open-source IP brings unprecedented reduced licensing costs, customization options, and flexibility. IP vendors actively participating in open-source projects or providing support and services related to open-source IP are poised for significant opportunities in this expanding market segment.

The evolution of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques is transforming the landscape of IP development. By harnessing AI, IP vendors can expedite the optimize power consumption, enhance performance, decrease time-to-market, and design process. The integration of AI-driven methodologies in IP development presents a competitive edge in an industry that is rapidly evolving.

Within the semiconductor IP market, companies are expanding their production capabilities for data converter IPs. These IPs play a crucial role as intermediaries between the physical and digital realms. Data converter IPs facilitate high-performance and low-power data conversion in configurable and digital-to-analog (DAC) and analog-to-digital (ADC) environments. Participants in the semiconductor IP sector are demonstrating a keen interest in wireless solutions that integrate power supply management features.

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The growing embrace of wireless technology devices and substantial investments by key industry players in advancing wireless product offerings contribute to market expansion. Furthermore, major players are channeling investments into the global development of wireless technology devices to meet consumer needs. This surge in the development of wireless technology and corresponding investments amplifies the demand for IP solutions. These solutions, including silicon-based design (ASIC) IP, interface IP, and processor IP, serve as fundamental components for portable and wireless technology devices. They play a crucial role in the manufacturing of devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, and headphones.

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Report Highlights

  • The largest share in the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market is held by the consumer electronics segment, propelled by the ongoing trend of wireless technology device advancements and proactive development efforts by key industry players, in 2023.
  • The royalty segment secures the leading market share in the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market, categorized by IP source, and maintains this position throughout the forecast period. The dominance of this segment is credited to the benefits offered by royalty IP sources, granting manufacturers the flexibility to produce an unlimited number of products while paying royalties solely for the products that are actually sold.
  • In 2023, the Asia Pacific region asserted its dominance in the global market by securing the largest market share. This can be attributed to substantial investments made by key players in electronics device manufacturing within the region. Additionally, the presence of electronics device manufacturers and the increasing export of electronics components from the Asia Pacific region serve as catalysts for market growth.
  • The global key market players include Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, ALPHAWAVE SEMI, Analog Bits, Arm Limited, ARTERIS, INC, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., CEVA, Inc., Dolphin Design, Dream Chip Technologies GmbH, eMemory Technology Inc., Eureka Technology, Inc., Frontgrade Gaisler, Imagination Technologies, Lattice Semiconductor, Rambus, Silicon Storage Technology, Inc., Synopsys, Inc., VeriSilicon.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) market report based on IP core, design IP, interface type, IP source, end user, vertical, and region:

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), IP Core Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Hard IP Core
  • Soft IP Core

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), Design IP Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Interface IP
  • Memory IP
  • Processor IP
  • Other IPs

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), Interface Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • PCIe
  • USB
  • MIPI
  • Die-to-Die & SerDes
  • DDR
  • Ethernet
  • Others

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), IP Source Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Royalty
  • Licensing

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), End User Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Foundry
  • Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM)
  • Others

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), Vertical Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Automotive
  • Telecommunications & Data Center
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Others

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 7.48 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 14.28 billion


8.4% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By IP core, By Design IP, By Interface Type, By IP Source, By End User, By Vertical, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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