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Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 5175994
  • Report
  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 120 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence

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  • Efinix Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Quicklogic Corporation
  • Xilinx Inc.
  • MORE
The field programmable gate array (FPGA) market is expected to witness a CAGR of 8.64% during the forecast period (2020-2025). Owing to rising applications across various sectors, such as aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer electronics, high-performance computing, and data storage, video and image processing, wired and wireless communications, FPGA technology is witnessing rapid growth in its adoption.
  • Nowadays, FPGA is widely used in industries ranging from telecom to aerospace. Its advantage over ASIC, in terms of design change, even after the product has been deployed in the field, has expanded the use of FPGAs. This feature allows the designer to upgrade from a remote location eliminating the need for fabrication from scratch.
  • Another factor driving the growth of the FPGA market is the demand for extensive computation in applications, which gives a new direction to the FPGA industry. Moreover, cloud computing and data processing in data centers have emerged as significant areas of application for FPGAs.
  • The rise in the demand for optimization in Big Data analytics is one of the primary drivers for the market. With an aim to execute operations in parallel to having the real-time performance, the leading search engines, such as Google, and firms, such as Amazon and Walmart, which derive consumer insights based on Big Data analytics, are increasing their dependence on FPGAs to make business decisions.
  • Despite the technological advancement in FPGAs, their designs are, on average, 35 times larger than ASIC designs, 3.5 times slower, and consume on average 14 times more power than ASIC. Therefore, FPGAs have been reserved for low-volume applications.
  • With the outbreak of COVID-19, the production of FPGAs was abruptly halted in China during the months of February and March, which influenced the product's demand worldwide, as well as its price. With the increasing number of cases in the United States and Europe, the electronics industry is under pressure due to the lack of supply of raw materials and products, as the global supply chain is disrupted. The effect of diminished demand may be reflected in the companies' 2Q20 revenues.
Key Market Trends

SRAM-based FPGAs to Account for a Significant Share in the Market

SRAM-based FPGAs are configured with data logical cells in static memory, as SRAM is volatile without a power source. There are basic modes for programming, like master mode (FPGAs study configured data from external flash memory chip) and slave mode (FPGAs are configured by a master processor, which is dedicated via interfaces for scanning data).
  • The popularity of SRAM programming technology is derived from the simplicity of its manufacturing process. The technology, which is two process generations ahead of other FPGAs, results in process advantage that provides higher performance, greater logic density, and improved power efficiency.
  • The rise in the applications of SRAM FPGAs in harsh radiation environments increased recently. Programmable devices require reduction techniques for ensuring targeting memory, with user logic and embedded RAM blocks. The storage of SRAM help in configuring data with internal volatile memory cells, with distribution being done throughout the device.
  • However, volatility is the major drawback of SRAM-based FPGA, because, in the absence of power availability, the entire programming will be lost. Overcoming these volatilities requires external storage with application, where there is more power availability, as this helps in taking inputs from external storage devices.
China to Drive the Market in Asia-Pacific

China is the major player in the consumer electronics sector. With the increasing sales of these devices, specifically the smartphones, incorporation of FPGA in them is expected to increase over the forecast period. The sales value of smartphones in China rose from USD 90.1 billion in 2013 to USD 152.3 billion in 2017.
  • In addition, Chinese companies are investing in developing AI technology. The AI chip developers in China, including Hisilicon Semiconductor, Cambricon, DeePhi Tech, Horizon Robotics, and Bitmain, have been aggressively planning new business strategies to compete against global first-tier chip vendors, leveraging assistance from the Chinese government.
  • The Chinese government has recently announced a three-year plan to promote AI technology and industry development from 2018-2020, targeting eight major applications, including smart cars and service robots, with several types of chips, including ASIC, GPU, FPGA, and CPU, being used in them.
  • Moreover, the Chinese start-up company, DeePhi Tech, with the support of technical expertise of the market leader, Xilinx Inc., developed AI chips using highly efficient FPGA-accelerated speech recognition engine, achieving 43 times the original performance compared to a CPU.
Competitive Landscape

The nature of competition within the industry can be studied in two different segments. Mainly due to the economies of scale and nature of the product offerings, the market space remains highly contested and the cost-volume metrics favor companies that operate with low-fixed costs. Some key players in the market are Xilinx, Achronix Semiconductor Corp., Intel Corporation, and Quicklogic Corporation, among others. Some key recent developments in the market include:

December 2019 - Microchip Technology introduced a new RISC-V-based PolarFire SoC under its Early Access Program (EAP) for low power. It is based on its PolarFire FPGA series. The series uses the same transceivers as its FPGA counterpart and offers data rates from 500Mb/s to 12.7Gb/s and broad protocol support.
  • March 2019 - Xilinx Inc. announced the next FPGA for space applications, 20nm Kintex Ultrascale XQRKU060, which may empower future ultrahigh throughput applications. It may have the same die as its current commercial equivalent.
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  • Efinix Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Quicklogic Corporation
  • Xilinx Inc.
  • MORE
1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
4.4 Market Drivers
4.4.1 Increasing Demand for IoT
4.5 Market Restraints
4.5.1 High Power Consumption Compared to ASIC
4.6 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

5.1 By Configuration
5.1.1 High-end FPGA
5.1.2 Mid-range FPGA
5.1.3 Low-end FPGA
5.2 By Architecture
5.2.1 SRAM-based FPGA
5.2.2 Anti-fuse Based FPGA
5.2.3 Flash-based FPGA
5.3 By End-user Industry
5.3.1 IT and Telecommunication
5.3.2 Consumer Electronics
5.3.3 Automotive
5.3.4 Industrial
5.3.5 Military and Aerospace
5.3.6 Other End-user Industries
5.4 By Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Latin America Brazil Argentina Mexico Rest of Latin America
5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Xilinx Inc.
6.1.2 Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
6.1.3 Quicklogic Corporation
6.1.4 Intel Corporation
6.1.5 Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
6.1.6 GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation
6.1.7 Microchip Technology Incorporated
6.1.8 Efinix Inc.



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  • Xilinx Inc.
  • Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
  • Quicklogic Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
  • GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation
  • Microchip Technology Incorporated
  • Efinix Inc.
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