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Semiconductor (Silicon) Intellectual Property Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 4591953
  • Report
  • January 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 120 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Jun 30th 2020
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  • ARM Ltd
  • CEVA Inc.
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Mindtree Limited
  • Synopsys Inc.
  • MORE
Market Overview

The semiconductor (silicon) intellectual property market was valued at USD 4.65 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach a value of USD 8.78 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 11.48% during the forecast period (2020-2025). The rising growth in wearable technology and the growing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) are some of the major factors that augment the market growth.
  • The rising design costs and the growing time-to-market pressure are forcing the organizations to seek services of semiconductor IP manufacturers. The various applications of this market include smart devices (mobiles and tablets), automotive, computers & peripherals among others.
  • The major driver of this market include emerging consumer devices adoption across the globe, demand for connected devices coupled with the demand for advance SOC designs. The emerging technologies like embedded and programmable DSP IPs are expected to further drive the market in the future.
  • The incremental demand for better System on Chip design increases the dependency on the semiconductor IP design as the SoC must be integrated with semiconductors to be used in Consumer Electronic devices and other applications to provide better efficiency, which is also indirectly driving the Semiconductor (silicon) IP market.
Scope of the Report

In electronic design, a semiconductor intellectual property or IP block is a reusable unit of logic, cell, or integrated circuit layout design that is the intellectual property of one party. IP cores may be licensed to another party or can be owned and used by a single party alone.

Key Market Trends

Consumer Electronics Account for the Largest Market Share
  • The consumer electronics segment is the dominant segment and has witnessed a very high demand over the last few years. Semiconductor IPs are used in every ci=onsumer electronic product such as smartphones, tablet and other devices. Because of the strong consumer demand for better and more advanced smartphones and devices, the demand for semiconductor IPs has increased.
  • In a smartphone, the incorporation of semiconductor IPs makes the device more efficient, smaller and lightweight as the System on Chip concept is implemented over here. The System on Chip concept combines all the major components like the memory unit, the processor unit, and others being stored on a silicon chip, enabling the device to be more power efficient and more effective to use.
  • The demand for tablets has seen a slight decrease over the last few years because of its bulkier size compared to smartphones. But regardless, it remains a major segment that makes use of semiconductor IPs.
Asia-Pacific Occupies the Largest Market Share
  • Asia-Pacific is the largest market and is expected to witness the maximum growth rate due to the increasing number of internet users and the rising adoption of smartphones and connected devices. Growing economies of developing countries in this region, such as India and China, has an impact on every industry, including semiconductors. The Asia-Pacific Semiconductor IP market is growing at a rapid pace owing to the technological advancements in this field.
  • The Asia-Pacific semiconductor IP market is growing primarily due to the rising proliferation of consumer electronics in this region, With growing economic conditions, increasing disposable income, increasing number of youth population, and rising employment rate, the consumer electronics market is flourishing in this region which is driving the semiconductor IP market.
  • China is the largest automobiles manufacturer in the world and with increasing electronic content in automobiles, the semiconductor IP market is growing.
Competitive Landscape

The semiconductor (silicon) intellectual property market is highly competitive and is mildly concentrated and is moving towards fragmented stage because of the presence of many players running the business in national and international territory. The major players are primarily adopting strategies like product innovation and mergers and acquisition to stay ahead of the competition. The major players in the market are Fujitsu Ltd., Mindtree Limited, ARM Ltd, Synopsys Inc., Cadence Design Systems Inc. among others.
  • October 2018 - Cadence Design Systems have launched the industry’s first silicon-proven, long-reach 112G SerDes IP in 7nm size. It delivers industry-leading power, performance, and area (PPA) efficiency which is required to build high-port density networking products for next-generation cloud-scale and telco data centers.
  • March 2018 - Synopsis Inc. has announced that it has acquired Silicon and Beyond Private Limited, a leading provider of high-speed SerDes technology used in data-intensive applications, such as machine learning, cloud computing, and networking. This acquisition establishes Synopsys's continued focus on next-generation SerDes solutions, addressing the need for larger amounts of reliable data transfer between chips, backplane, and extended range optical interconnects.
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  • ARM Ltd
  • CEVA Inc.
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Mindtree Limited
  • Synopsys Inc.
  • MORE
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Growing Demand for Connected Devices
4.3.2 Growing Demand for Modern SoC Designs
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 IP Business Model and Economies of Scale
4.5 Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


6.1 By Revenue Type
6.1.1 License
6.1.2 Royalty
6.1.3 Services
6.2 By IP Type
6.2.1 Processor IP
6.2.2 Wired & Wireless Interface IP
6.2.3 Other IP Types
6.3 By End-user Vertical
6.3.1 Consumer Electronics
6.3.2 Computers & Peripherals
6.3.3 Automobile
6.3.4 Industrial
6.3.5 Other End-user Verticals
6.4 Geography
6.4.1 North America United states Canada
6.4.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Rest of Europe
6.4.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.4.4 Latin America Brazil Argentina Mexico Rest of Latin America
6.4.5 Middle East & Africa Saudi Arabia UAE Qatar Rest of Middle East & Africa

7.1 Company Profiles
7.1.1 Faraday Technology Corporation
7.1.2 Fujitsu Ltd.
7.1.3 Mindtree Limited
7.1.4 ARM Ltd
7.1.5 Synopsys Inc.
7.1.6 Cadence Design Systems Inc.
7.1.7 CEVA Inc.
7.1.8 Andes Technology Corporation
7.1.9 MediaTek Inc.
7.1.10 Digital Media Professionals


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  • Faraday Technology Corporation
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Mindtree Limited
  • ARM Ltd
  • Synopsys Inc.
  • Cadence Design Systems Inc.
  • CEVA Inc.
  • Andes Technology Corporation
  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Digital Media Professionals
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