What does the future hold for different types of IP?
The 3rd Party Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) market has seen great innovation in the products it offers to System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designers over the last ten years. If any market segment in the semiconductor industry typifies the intense evolutionary pressures that the entire electronics market has undergone, it is the 3rd Party SIP market.
Most of these evolutionary forces are driven by the need to integrate more functionality in fewer devices at the system level and in ever-smaller footprints. The primary method to accomplish this today is through the use of 3rd Party SIP. The SIP market has evolved to supply the solutions SoC designers require to craft their very innovative silicon products in response to ever-changing market requirements and to allow new capabilities and functionality to be incorporated in cutting edge silicon solutions.
As the semiconductor industry enters the latter half of the second decade of the 21stcentury, substantial changes to the System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design methodology are taking shape. These changes will create a new standard for how these very complex silicon solutions are conceptualized, designed and implemented for at least the rest of this decade and possibly longer.
In the latest report published by Semico Research Corp., Licensing, Royalty and Service Revenues For 3rd Party SIP: A Market Analysis and Forecast for 2016, SC105-16, data is broken out into categories by function.
Each category consists of licensing, royalty and service revenues with actual revenues tracked from 1Q06 – 2Q16 and a quarterly forecast out to 4Q20.
|Memory IP||CPU Core IP||DSP Core IP|
|Graphics IP||Analog IP||Interface IP|
|Logic IP||Chip Enhancement IP||Interconnect IP|
|Security IP||Audio IP|
Semico’s data and analysis found the following:
Overall, the market growth rate for revenues from 2015 – 2020 is somewhat lower than in previous forecasts. This is due more to the law of large numbers than to a slowing of demand. Market consolidation will undoubtedly have some impact on revenues and growth rates in the future.
For additional information on Semico’s report, Licensing, Royalty and Service Revenues For 3rd Party SIP: A Market Analysis and Forecast, SC105-16, please contact [email protected].