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A FPGA is an integrated circuit or semiconductor device used to implement logical function that an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) could perform, but the ability to update the functionality after manufacturing offers advantages such as re-programming in the field for rapid prototyping and debugging for many applications. FPGAs use programmable routing channels and pre-built logic blocks for implementing custom hardware functionality, depending upon the embedded system developer configuring these devices. FPGAs are programmed and configured using Hardware Description Language (HDL) such as VHDL and Verilog. Medical imaging equipment demands numerous processing requirements based on the definite data acquisition principles and algorithms used in image processing. High performance computing capabilities in imaging equipment is one of the major factors contributing to the growth of high-end processors and field-programmable gate arrays. The advantages of FPGA in digital signal processing (DSP) over other processors make it a feasible alternative for most imaging equipment such as computerized tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) machines. Though FPGAs have begun to replace DSP in most applications, there exists a trend to use them as co-processors. General diagnostic imaging devices include X-rays, mammography equipment, ultrasounds, CT scanners, MRIs, and nuclear medicine imaging.

The automobile market continues to witness a proliferation of electronic content due to governmental guidelines on pollution, security and safety regulations, and the ongoing oil crisis. Furthermore, increasing luxury features in automobiles require efficient solutions, thereby boosting demand in the FPGA market. Moreover, rising fuel prices in the global market have resulted in demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, which in turn is expected to drive FPGA content in automobiles. In Europe, regulations such as the Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), and electronically controlled independent suspension are expected to generate substantial revenues in the near future. North America dominates the automobile market; however, Asia Pacific has significant potential to become the key contributor to FPGA revenues. FPGA is used in automobiles for various applications including driver assistance, rear-view camera, forward camera, surround-view camera, infotainment, and electric vehicles.

High performance computing in the financial sector is continuously challenged by rising demand for capability to process larger volumes of data with faster results. FPGA can significantly increase the throughput of systems and decrease data center load. As a result, FPGAs are extensively adopted in mainstream embedded computing to build complex mission-critical systems. FPGA’s underlying programmable architecture is being used for numerous purposes in the financial sector including real-time trading, performance arbitrage, risk analysis, and ex-post factor data analysis. Companies such as Fixnetix have launched ix-eCute, the pre-trade risk FPGA microchip for ultra-low latency implementation for Canada. In addition, companies such as Enyx are focusing on software and IP cores for optimizing FPGAs for the trading floor. Accelize is serving the finance industry with its ultra-low latency FPGA network platforms. Thus, the FPGA market is expected to witness substantial growth in the financial domain over the forecast period.

Telecom is the largest application segment for FPGA. Other applications include automobile, consumer electronics, industrial, data processing, military and aerospace, and medical industries. Unlimited demand for bandwidth in wireless networks is driving this market. In addition, increase in demand for smartphones and tablets are boosting the market. FPGA is widely used in imaging equipment and the automobile industry to enable high performance computing abilities. This is contributing to growth of the market. Accumulating 3D ICs with FPGA, processors, SerDes, and memory controller, and other part offering DDR memory is expected to open up opportunity to the market growth during the forecast period. Also, there is major demand for FPGA for low power, cost-sensitive, and space-constrained applications. With increase in number of industries operating in industrial, automotive, and telecom sector, Asia Pacific dominates FPGA market, followed by the U.S. and Europe.

Major market participants profiled in this report include Xilinx Inc., Altera Corporation, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, among others.

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Expanding Telecommunication Bandwidths underscores Growth in FPGA Market

Rising applications across an array of end-use industries spells growth in the field programmable gate array market. By definition, a field programmable gate array (FPGA) is a semiconductor device or an integrated circuit used to implement logical function that could be performed by application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). In addition FPGA features the ability to update the functionality following manufacturing that offers advantages such as debugging and re-programming in rapid prototyping fields.

In terms of functionality, FPGA employs programmable routing channels and pre-built logic blocks to implement custom hardware. This, however, depends on the embedded system developer who configures these devices. FPGAs are mapped out and configured using a Hardware Description Language (HDL) such a Verilog and VHDL.

High value applications in medical imaging provides ample opportunities to the FPGA market. This is because medical imaging equipment requires numerous processing modules based on algorithms and definite data acquisition principles used in image processing. Therefore, the requisite of high performance computing capabilities in imaging equipment is one of the key factors contributing to the growth of field-programmable gate array market.

FPGA offers other advantages too. For digital signal processing (DSP), FPGA makes it a feasible alternative for most imaging equipment such as positron tomography machines and computerized tomography machines over other processors. Whilst FPGAs are increasingly replacing DSP  for most applications, there still lies the trend to use them as co-processors. Some applications of FPGA for medical diagnostics are X-ray devices, ultrasound machines, CT scanners, mammography equipment, nuclear medicine imaging, and MRIs.

The automobile sector is foreseen to provide ample growth opportunities to the FPGA market in the coming years. Increasing government guidelines to reduce vehicular emissions and safety measures is mandating deployment of advanced safety features in vehicles. This involves integrating automobile machinery with high-end processors such as FPGA.

 

This market research study analyzes the FPGA system market on a global level, and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. It recognizes the drivers and restraints affecting the industry and analyzes their impact over the forecast period. Moreover, it identifies the significant opportunities for market growth in the next few years.

 

A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit or semiconductor device used to implement logical function that an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) could perform, but the ability to update the functionality after manufacturing offers advantages such as re-programming in the field for rapid prototyping and debugging for many applications. FPGAs use programmable routing channels and pre-built logic blocks for implementing custom hardware functionality depending upon the embedded system developer configuring these devices. FPGAs are programmed and configured using Hardware Description Language (HDL) such as VHDL and Verilog. Some key benefits of FPGA technology are high performance, shorter time to market, cost effective solutions, reliability and long term maintenance. 

 

High demand for bandwidth in wireless networks is expected to give impetus to the global FPGA market. Moreover, increasing demand for bandwidth has made service operators to provide compatible networks from 2G to 3G and further from 3G to LTE. In addition, growing demand for smartphones and tablets is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Automobiles continue to witness a proliferation of electronic content due to government pollution guidelines, and security and safety regulations. In addition, rising fuel prices in the global market have resulted in demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, which in turn is expected to drive FPGA content in automobiles. Rising usage of FPGA in imaging equipment of medical imaging and in automobile for high performance computing abilities is also fueling the market growth.

 

ASIC, ASSP usage has been parallel to that of FPGA in certain application areas. This is expected to be a potential threat to the market. ASIC offers full custom capability for design, since the device is manufactured to design specification. Moreover, lower unit costs as compared to FPGA for high volume designs make it a credible alternative to FPGAs. However, field re-programmability and faster time-to-market are the key factors supporting FPGA usage. ASIC vendors are moving towards using FPGA fabric to connect together Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), Central processing Unit (CPU) and Digital Signal processors (DSPs) among others. ASIC vendors are moving up-market and integrating ASIC with FPGA. Therefore, demand for FPGA is expected to remain substantial in the coming years.

 

The global FPGA market is segmented by region into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW). Geographically, Asia Pacific led the global FPGA market share in 2013. Countries such as Japan, China, India, Taiwan, and South Korea are key markets for consumer electronics, industrial, and automotive applications. Japan contributed to huge market share of the global FPGA market in 2013. FPGA market is highly concentrated among the players such as Xilinx Inc, Altera Corporation, Lattice Semiconductors and other regional and local companies, which have substantial presence across the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.

This report provides strategic analysis of the global FPGA market, and the growth forecast for the period 2014 to 2020. The span of the report includes competitive analysis of various market segments based on the types, module and in-depth cross sectional analysis of the FPGA market across different geographic segments. To support strategic decision making, the report also includes profiling of leading players in the industry, their market share and various strategies adopted by them. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis and market attractiveness analysis included in the report provide insight into market dynamics and industry competition.

 

The report also provides company market share analysis of the various industry participants with company overview, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis, and recent developments in the field of FPGA market. Major market participants profiled in this report include Xilinx Inc., Altera Corporation, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, among others.

 

The report segments the global FPGA market as:

 

FPGA Market: By geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

The report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to the above mentioned regions.

 

FPGA Market: By type 

  • SRAM
  • Flash-based
  • Antifuse

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Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Report Description

1.2 Research Scope

1.3 Research Methodology

 

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

 

Chapter 3 Market Overview

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Value chain analysis

3.3 Market dynamics

3.3.1 Drivers

3.3.1.1 Growing demand for smart phones
3.3.1.2 High demand for bandwidth in wireless networks
3.3.1.3 Rising usage of FPGA in imaging equipment
3.3.1.4 Increase in electronic content in automobiles

3.3.2 Market Restraints

3.3.2.1 Threat from ASIC, ASSP and DSP

3.3.3 Market opportunities

3.3.3.1 Increasing usage of FPGA in financial data processing

3.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers

3.4.2 Bargaining power of buyers

3.4.3 Threat from substitute

3.4.4 Threat of new entrants

3.4.5 Degree of competition

3.5 FPGA: Market attractiveness analysis

3.6 FPGA: Company Market Share Analysis

 

Chapter 4 Global FPGA Market:-Technology Analysis:

4.1 Global FPGA market: Technology overview.

4.1.1 Global FPGA market revenue share, by technology 2013 – 2020

4.2 SRAM

4.2.1 Global SRAM-based FPGA market revenue and forecast, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

4.3 Flash

4.3.1 Global Flash-based FPGA market revenue and forecast, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

4.4 Antifuse

4.4.1 Global Antifuse-based FPGA market revenue and forecast, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

 

Chapter 5 Global FPGA Market:- Application Analysis

5.1 Global FPGA market: Application Overview

5.1.1 Global FPGA market revenue, by application, 2013 – 2020

5.2 Consumer Electronics

5.2.1 Global FPGA market for consumer electronics, revenue and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

5.3 Automotive

5.3.1 Global FPGA market for automotive, revenue and forecast, 2013 –2020 (USD Million)

5.4 Industrial

5.4.1 Global FPGA market for industrial, revenue and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

5.5 Data Processing

5.5.1 Global FPGA market for data processing, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

5.6 Military and Aerospace

5.6.1 Global FPGA market for military and aerospace, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

5.7 Telecommunication

5.7.1 Global FPGA market for telecommunication, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

5.8 Others

5.8.1 Global FPGA market for others, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

 

Chapter 6 Global FPGA Market –By Region

6.1.1 Global FPGA market: Regional overview

6.1.2 Global FPGA market revenue share, by geography, 2013 and 2020

6.2 North America

6.2.1 North America FPGA market, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

6.2.2 North America FPGA market, by type 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

6.2.3 North America FPGA market, by application 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

6.3 Europe

6.3.1 Europe FPGA market, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

6.3.2 Europe FPGA market, by type, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

6.3.3 Europe FPGA market, by application 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

6.4 Asia Pacific (APAC)

6.4.1 Asia Pacific FPGA market, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

6.4.2 Asia Pacific FPGA market, by type, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

6.4.3 Asia pacific FPGA market, by application 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

6.5 Rest of the World (RoW)

6.5.1 RoW FPGA market, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

6.5.2 RoW FPGA market, by type, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

6.5.3 RoW FPGA market, by application 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

 

Chapter 7 Company Profiles

7.1 Xilinx, Inc.

7.1.1 Company overview

7.1.2 Financial overview

7.1.3 Business strategy

7.1.4 SWOT analysis

7.1.5 Recent developments

7.2 Altera Corporation

7.2.1 Company overview

7.2.2 Financial overview

7.2.3 Business strategy

7.2.4 Recent developments

7.3 Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

7.3.1 Company overview

7.3.2 Financial overview

7.3.3 Business strategy

7.3.4 SWOT analysis

7.3.5 Recent developments

7.4 Microsemi Corporation

7.4.1 Company overview

7.4.2 Financial overview

7.4.3 Business strategy

7.4.4 SWOT analysis

7.4.5 Recent developments

7.5 Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

7.5.1 Company overview

7.5.2 Financial overview

7.5.3 Business strategy

7.5.4 SWOT analysis

7.5.5 Recent developments

7.6 Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

7.6.1 Company overview

7.6.2 Financial overview

7.6.3 Business strategy

7.6.4 SWOT analysis

7.6.5 Recent developments

7.7 Tabula

7.7.1 Company overview

7.7.2 Financial overview

7.7.3 Business strategy

7.7.4 SWOT analysis

7.7.5 Recent developments

List of Tables

 

TABLE 1 Snapshot: Global FPGA Market

TABLE 2 Drivers of the FPGA market: Impact analysis

TABLE 3 Restraints of the FPGA market: Impact analysis

TABLE 4 North America FPGA market, by type, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

TABLE 5 North America FPGA market, by application, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

TABLE 6 Europe FPGA market, by type, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

TABLE 7 Europe FPGA market, by application, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

TABLE 8 Asia Pacific FPGA market, by type, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

TABLE 9 Asia Pacific FPGA market, by application, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

TABLE 10 RoW FPGA market, by type, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

TABLE 11 RoW FPGA market, by type, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

List of Figures 

 

FIG. 1 Market Segmentation of FPGA

FIG. 2 Value Chain of FPGA

FIG. 3 Global Smartphones Shipments (in billion units) 2013–2020

FIG. 4 Global revenue for wired and wireless telecommunication infrastructure communication equipment 2013–2020 (USD billion)

FIG. 5 Electronic content in automotives

FIG. 6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

FIG. 7 Market attractiveness analysis, by applications, 2013

FIG. 8 Company market share analysis, 2013 (%)

FIG. 9 Global FPGA market revenue share, by type, 2013 – 2020

FIG. 10 Global SRAM-based FPGA market revenue and forecast, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

FIG. 11 Global Flash-based FPGA market revenue and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 12 Global Antifuse-based FPGA market revenue and forecast, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

FIG. 13 Global FPGA market revenue, by application, 2013-2020

FIG. 14 Global FPGA market for consumer electronics, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 15 Global FPGA market for automotive, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 16 Global FPGA market for industrial, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 17 Global FPGA market for data processing, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 18 Global FPGA market for data processing, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 19 Global FPGA market for telecommunication, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 20 Global FPGA market for others, revenue and forecast, 2013-2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 21 Global FPGA market revenue share, by geography, 2013 and 2020

FIG. 22 North America FPGA market, 2013 – 2020, (USD Million)

FIG. 23 Europe FPGA market, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 24 Asia Pacific FPGA market , 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 25 RoW FPGA market, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 26 Xilinx, Inc.  annual revenue 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 27 Altera Corporation annual revenue, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 28 Takata Corporation annual revenue 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 29 Microsemi Corporation annual revenue 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 30 Cypress Semiconductor Corporation annual revenue 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

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