Global Application Specific Industrial Analog IC Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Global Application Specific Industrial Analog IC Market is segmented by geography.

Market Snapshot

Global Application Specific Industrial Analog IC Market
Study Period: 2020-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >5.6 %

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Market Overview

The global application-specific industrial analog IC market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period (2022-2027). Factors such as rising Factory Automation, Miniaturization of semiconductors, and Advancements in the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence are driving the growth of the studied market.

  • Penetration of semiconductor devices in industrial systems, owing to the increased popularity of smart factory initiatives, is boosting the demand for application-specific industrial analog ICs.
  • For instance, According to Cisco, by 2022, machine-to-machine (M2M) connections that support IoT applications are likely to account for more than half of the world's 28.5 billion connected devices. The increase is attributed to manufacturers worldwide understanding the capabilities and advantages of next-generation robotics and automation technologies to facilitate upgradation in manufacturing in terms of productivity, quality, safety, and cost metrics.
  • On the flip side, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the supply chain activities of the semiconductor and IC industry. The scarcity of raw materials used in manufacturing, and fluctuating prices of raw materials that cause the production cost of the final product to inflate and go beyond budget, labor shortages, shipping challenges, etc., contributed to the slow down of the market development.
  • Several countries are taking stringent measures to recover from the disastrous impact of the pandemic. For instance, the president of the United States signed an executive order on Feb 24, 2021, authorizing a long-term supply chain review of six sectors of the economy and a short-term review of semiconductors and the materials needed to make them. This is because the pandemic disrupted the demand patterns significantly, and the way companies responded to this demand shock or failed to anticipate it led to a problem. The Federal Government has also developed a program, 'CHIPS for America,' promoting domestic manufacturing. The U.S. government is now coming up with incentives to bring back U.S. manufacturing of semiconductors, which is called 'reshoring.'
  • Further, in 2021, South Korea announced ambitious plans to spend almost USD 450 billion over the next decade to establish the world's largest chipmaking base, joining China and the United States in a worldwide contest to control critical technology. Such investments and initiatives are expected to boost the growth of the studied market.

Scope of the Report

Application-specific integrated circuits or ASICs are, as the name indicates, non-standard integrated circuits that have been designed for a specific use or application. Generally, an ASIC design will be undertaken for a product with a large production run, and the ASIC may contain a huge part of the electronics needed on a single integrated circuit. The Global Application Specific Industrial Analog IC Market is segmented by geography. The segmentation comprises an in-depth coverage of the global revenue generated from the sale of application-specific industrial analog ICs, along with the unit shipments.

By Geography
North America
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of APAC
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

Advancements in Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence is Expected to Drive the Market's Growth

  • The growing adoption of IoT technology in several end-user sectors, such as manufacturing, energy, utilities, etc., is driving the need for application-specific industrial analog ICs. With the traditional manufacturing sector amid a digital transformation, IoT is fueling the next industrial revolution of intelligent connectivity. IoT and AI are at the center of new technological approaches for the development, production, and management of the entire logistics chain, otherwise known as smart factory automation. Massive shifts in manufacturing due to Industry 4.0 and acceptance of IoT require enterprises to adopt agile, smarter, and innovative ways to advance production with technologies that complement and augment human labor with robotics and reduce industrial accidents caused by a process failure.
  • The growing trend of adopting connected devices in the industrial sectors is positively influencing the studied market. According to Ericsson, the number of Massive IoT connections is expected to have doubled, reaching close to 200 million connections. In the industrial sector, the adoption has penetrated across industries. For instance, according to Aruba Networks, IoT devices have become increasingly pervasive, with 85% of businesses expected to have implemented the technology. Moreover, the benefits offered by IoT in reducing cost, predictive maintenance, and data analytics are driving the adoption rates in the industrial segment. 5G is also boosting the scope of IoT in the sector, as the technology is most relevant for connecting industrial robots with various degrees of mobility. These robots have IoT sensors for situational awareness and autonomous functioning.
  • Further, Germany is expected to be at the forefront of the adoption of IoT solutions compared to any other major country across the world, and this is augmented by the proliferation of the technology in industrial applications. According to the Microsoft study, in 2020, Germany had the highest percentage of adopters, which stood at 94% during the year, followed by France, the US, and China. Also, according to a Bitkom study on the digitization of the German industry, which surveyed 551 industrial companies with 100 or more employees between February and March 2021, 95 % of German companies said that digitization became more critical to their business in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The German ICT market plays an essential role in consolidating the country’s industrial production strength.​ The German enterprises have been quick to adopt IoT technologies, with the manufacturing and automotive industries taking the lead, which serves for the expansion of the market for application-specific industrial analog ICs.
  • Moreover, Asia-Pacific has been an early adopter of technological advancements, such as AI and IoT. For instance, according to, in 2020, the size of the Chinese internet of things (IoT) market amounted to almost CNY 1.7 trillion, a 12% increase compared to the previous year. It is estimated to increase to CNY 2.8 trillion in 2025. Also, according to the Infocomm media development authority, the Singapore IoT market size is estimated to be USD 1.1 billion in 2022. Some of the critical factors for the widespread adoption include the Smart Nation initiatives driven by the Government and the current Industry 4.0 drive in the Manufacturing and Logistics sectors. Also, favorable infrastructures such as high fiber connectivity, data centers, submarine cables, and investments in low power networks and 5G networks by operators are likely to drive IoT adoption further.
  • The market in these developing economies poses a key advantage in implementing industrial automation since it is not tormented with rebuilding legacy automation systems and machine investments.​ These factors significantly contribute to the proliferation of the application-specific industrial analog IC market.
New Installations of Industrial Robots

Asia Pacific is Expected to be the Fastest Growing Market

  • Asia-Pacific is anticipated to record the highest market growth rate during the forecast period, pertaining to the noteworthy installation of industrial robots in several countries including China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Taiwan. China is dominating the regional adoption rate of sensors for the robotic applications, due to the massive deployment in the country’s automotive and semiconductor manufacturing industries. China is a manufacturing giant and has a strong consumer base for electronics and related components which is a major factor contributing to the application specific industrial analog IC market. The country also has significant manufacturing base in automotive, electronics, aerospace and defense, food and beverage and other industries which is analyzed to further boost the market growth rate.
  • Additioally, the growing government aid in the improvement of the advanced manufacturing sector is set to positively impact on the market growth rate. The government of China launched “Made in China 2025”, a state-led industrial policy that seeks to make China dominant in global high-tech manufacturing. 
  • Also, as per the 13th Five-year Plan of Smart Manufacturing, China aims to mainstream its intelligent manufacturing system and industry transformation by 2025.​​ The plan, released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and seven other departments, came as countries like the United States, Germany, and Japan push to increase intelligent manufacturing. According to the plan, more than 70% of large-scale Chinese enterprises would be digitalized by 2025, and over demonstration manufacturing facilities would be built across the country. 
  • Moreover, in May 2022, Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) announced that it is collaborating with government agencies and Japanese companies to accelerate the adoption of Japanese Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing technologies among Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as part of the Look East Policy (LEP) cooperation. Jetro has been collaborating with International Trade and Industry Ministry, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida), and Sirim Bhd to aid Malaysian SMEs in adopting smart manufacturing practices since 2019. Such developments would offer lucrative opportunities for the prolification of the application specific industrial analog IC market in the region.
  • As automotive, electronics, and manufacturing sectors are also developing at a significant growth rate in other economies such as South Korea, Japan and India, there is massive potential for growth in this regional market. An increase in infrastructure investment by the government, coupled with the 'Make in India' initiative is expected to drive the demand for various sensors used in them, thereby driving the demand for the studied market. The Government of India aims to increase the manufacturing sector's share of the gross domestic product (GDP) to 25% by 2022, from 17% in 2018. Thus, manufacturers are expected to incorporate Industry 4.0 and other digital technologies to achieve this target.
Global Application Specific Industrial Analog IC Market

Competitive Landscape

The global application-specific industrial analog integrated circuit market is a moderately fragmented market with the presence of major players like Texas Instruments Incorporated, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Texas Instruments Incorporated, STMicroelectronics, etc. The fast technological advances heightened costs of research and development, and frequent changes in consumer choices are expected to threaten the growth of the companies during the forecast period.

  • February 2022 - The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan and the University of Southern California (USC) announced their collaboration to advance the field of microelectronics with a focus on research and development, integrated circuit design, and manufacturing. USC’s Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI), and ITRI will team on semiconductor research and development in Heterogeneous Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Non-Volatile Memory, Next-Generation Computing, and IC Design.

Recent Developments

  • March 2022 - Analog Devices Invested EUR 100 million in Europe Operations with ADI Catalyst Launch, which is a 100,000-square-foot custom-built facility for innovation and collaboration located at its campus in the Raheen Business Park in Limerick, Ireland.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumption And Market Defination

    2. 1.2 Scope of the study


    1. 2.1 Research Framework

    2. 2.2 Secondary Research

    3. 2.3 Primary Research

    4. 2.4 Primary Research Approach And Key Respondents

    5. 2.5 Data Triangulation And Insight Generation



    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power Of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat Of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat Of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity Of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of the Impact of Covid-19 on the Market

    5. 4.5 Technology Snapshot


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Rising Factory Automation

      2. 5.1.2 Miniaturization of semiconductors

      3. 5.1.3 Advancements in Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Increasing Design Complexity of Application Specific Analog IC

  6. 6. MARKET SEGMENTATION (The segmentation comprises an in-depth coverage on the global revenue generated from the sale of application specific consumer analog ICs, along with the unit shipments.)

    1. 6.1 By Geography

      1. 6.1.1 North America

      2. 6.1.2 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. South Korea

        3. Japan

        4. Taiwan

        5. Rest of APAC

      3. 6.1.3 Europe

      4. 6.1.4 Rest of the World


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Texas Instruments Incorporated

      2. 7.1.2 STMicroelectronics

      3. 7.1.3 NXP Semiconductors

      4. 7.1.4 Microchip Technology Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 Onsemi

      6. 7.1.6 Renesas Electronics Corporation

      7. 7.1.7 Skywork Solutions Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Maxim Integrated Products Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 Analog Devices

      10. 7.1.10 Infenion Technologies

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Application Specific Industrial Analog IC Market market is studied from 2020 - 2027.

The Global Application Specific Industrial Analog IC Market is growing at a CAGR of >5.6% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Texas Instruments Incorporated, Analog Devices, Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductors are the major companies operating in Global Application Specific Industrial Analog IC Market.

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