Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market: Snapshot
The global semiconductor intellectual property market has numerous small and large players, currently. In order to tap into the rising demand for less expensive and highly reliable end-products with way more sophisticated features, many new players are foraying into the market. Meanwhile, well-entrenched players are scouting for suitable opportunities to acquire other IP companies to bolster their positions in the market.
An advantage of semiconductor intellectual property is that it enables manufacturers to design chips faster making use of existing blocks. Semiconductor intellectual property cores improve quality of devices and up efficiency of final product. Rising demand for reduced design and manufacturing costs, across the world have resulted in the growth of the semiconductor intellectual property market.
Serving to have a negative impact of the global semiconductor intellectual property market, on the flipside, is the detection of infringement of patented technologies. As a result, most companies in the market have changed their long-term licensing contracts to medium-term and short-term ones.
As per Transparency Market Research, the global market for semiconductor intellectual property will likely register a CAGR of 10.7% during the period between 2017 and 2025 to attain a value of US$9.1 bn by the end of 2025.
Use in Netlist and Synthesizable Cores Makes Soft IP Leading Segment
By type, the two key segments of the global market for semiconductor intellectual property are soft IP and hard IP. In 2016, the segment of soft IP accounted for a greater market share of 51.7%. The segment enjoys greater market share on account of the rising use of soft IP core such as netlist and synthesizable cores in a range of applications to improve the hardware quality.
The soft IP core segment is predicted to rise at a 13.1% CAGR from 2017 to 2025, owing to its ability to carry out testing in the virtual environment and optimize hardware components.
Based on application, the global market for semiconductor intellectual property can be classified into automotive, healthcare, telecommunications, consumer electronics, etc. Of these, the automotive segment is expected to clock maximum CAGR of 11.2% during the forecast period. This is linked to the rising demand of hard IP cores and soft IP cores in the automotive segment. In terms of market share, on the other hand, the consumer electronics segment led the way with a share of 10.9% in 2016.
Asia Pacific Propelled to Fore by Consumer Electronics Industry
From a geographical perspective, Asia Pacific dominated the market with a share of 32.4% in 2016. The market in the region has been boosted primarily by the booming consumer electronics industry which has upped demand for hard IP core such as analog IP, etc. Nations of India, China, and Japan, which are manufacturing hubs for consumer electronic products such as television, home appliances, etc. are said to be powering the market in Asia Pacific.
Europe is another key region in the global semiconductor intellectual property market, which is anticipated to clock a 10.9% CAGR during the period between 2017 and 2025. The market in Europe is being driven mainly by the countries of France, Germany, and the U.K. Two factors are responsible for driving impressive growth in the market in the region are progress in the semiconductor market and presence of prominent vendors focusing on development of semiconductor IP cores.
Some of the main players in the global semiconductor intellectual property market are Altera (acquired by Intel Corporation), Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Ceva Inc., Cast In., eSilicon Corporation, Kilopass Technology Inc., Imagination Technologies Limited, Mentor, Open-Silicon, Inc., Silabtech Private Limited, Synopsys Inc., and Videantis GmbH.
Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market: Overview
This report provides an analysis of the global semiconductor intellectual property market for the period from 2015 to 2025, wherein the period from 2017 to 2025 comprises the forecast period and 2016 is the base year. Data for 2015 is provided as historical information. The report covers all the major trends and technologies playing a major role in the growth of the semiconductor intellectual property market over the forecast period. It also highlights various drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to influence the market’s growth during this period. The study provides a holistic perspective of the growth of the semiconductor intellectual property market throughout the forecast period in terms of revenue estimates (in US$ Mn), across Asia Pacific (APAC), South America (SA), North America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). The report provides a cross-sectional analysis of the global semiconductor intellectual property market in terms of market estimates and forecasts for all the segments across different geographic regions.
Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market: Trends and Opportunities
Semiconductor intellectual property allows manufacturers to design chips faster using existing blocks. Semiconductor intellectual property cores are used to enhance the quality of devices and increase the efficiency of product. Rising demand for reduced design and manufacturing costs, across the world have resulted in the growth of the semiconductor intellectual property market. Similarly, growing adoption of modern system on chips (SOC) designs and rising adoption of outsourcing of semiconductor components are expected to drive the market for semiconductor intellectual property. In addition, with the increasing adoption of semiconductor intellectual property market, many of the IP vendors are focusing on delivering customized specifications according to demand. IP vendors are divided into IP developers and licensors and open source IP vendors. They provide semiconductor IP to manufacturers to reduce their labor cost required to develop elementary components of devices. Thus, the growing presence of third-party IP vendors and increase in licensing of software with semiconductor IP by several key players is projected to drive market expansion during the forecast period
Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market: Key Segments
On the basis of type, the semiconductor intellectual property market is categorized into digital IP, physical IP and processor IP. On the basis of architecture design, the semiconductor intellectual property market is categorized into hard IP core and soft IP core. On the basis of application, the semiconductor intellectual property market is categorized into the healthcare, telecommunications, consumer electronics, automotive and others segments. On the basis of country, North American market is divided into The U.S., Canada and Rest of North America. Similarly, Europe market is divided into Germany, the U.K., France, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific has been segmented into China, Japan, India and Rest of Asia Pacific. Middle East and Africa covers the GCC countries, South Africa and Rest of Middle East and Africa. Similarly, South America region includes Brazil and Rest of South America.
Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market: Competitive Landscape
The report also includes competitive profiling of the major players associated with the semiconductor intellectual property market. The important business strategies adopted by them, their market positioning, and recent developments have also been identified in the research report. The increasing demand of licensed semiconductor devices due to high competition among manufacturing players to develop advance products have led to the increased presence of semiconductor intellectual property vendors in the market. The major players in semiconductor intellectual property market include Altera (Intel Corporation), Arm Limited, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Cast In., Ceva Inc., eSilicon Corporation, Imagination Technologies Limited, Kilopass Technology Inc., Mentor, a Siemens Business, Open-Silicon, Inc., Perceptia Devices Inc., Rambus Inc., Silabtech Private Limited, Synopsys Inc. and Videantis GmbH.
Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market, By Architecture Design
- Digital IP
- Physical IP
- Processor IP
Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market, By Type
- Hard IP
- Soft IP
Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market, By Industry
- Consumer Electronics
In addition, the report provides cross-sectional analysis of the semiconductor intellectual property market with respect to the following geographical segments:
- North America
- The U.S.
- Rest of North America
- The U.K.
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific (APAC)
- Rest of APAC
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
- South America
- Rest of South America