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

The Semiconductor (Silicon) Intellectual Property Market is segmented by Revenue Type (Licence, Royalty, Services), IP Type (Processor IP, Wired and Wireless Interface IP, Other IP Types), by End-user Vertical (Consumer Electronics, Computers and Peripherals, Automobile), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


11.48 %

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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, and peripherals among others.
  • The major driver of this market includes emerging consumer devices adoption across the world, 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.

By Revenue Type
By IP Type
Processor IP
Wired and Wireless Interface IP
Other IP Types
By End-user Vertical
Consumer Electronics
Computers and Peripherals
Other End-user Verticals
North America
United states
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of World

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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 consumer electronic products, 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.

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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, an increasing number of the 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.

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Competitive Landscape

The semiconductor(silicon) intellectual property market is highly competitive and is mildly concentrated and is moving toward 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.

  • Oct 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.
  • Mar 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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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Growing Demand for Connected Devices

      2. 4.3.2 Growing Demand for Modern SoC Designs

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 IP Business Model and Economies of Scale

    5. 4.5 Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry



    1. 6.1 By Revenue Type

      1. 6.1.1 License

      2. 6.1.2 Royalty

      3. 6.1.3 Services

    2. 6.2 By IP Type

      1. 6.2.1 Processor IP

      2. 6.2.2 Wired and Wireless Interface IP

      3. 6.2.3 Other IP Types

    3. 6.3 By End-user Vertical

      1. 6.3.1 Consumer Electronics

      2. 6.3.2 Computers and Peripherals

      3. 6.3.3 Automobile

      4. 6.3.4 Industrial

      5. 6.3.5 Other End-user Verticals

    4. 6.4 Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

        1. United states

        2. Canada

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Taiwan

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. India

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Rest of World


    1. 7.1 Key Vendors Revenue (2017, 2018)

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 Faraday Technology Corporation

      2. 7.2.2 Fujitsu Ltd

      3. 7.2.3 Mindtree Limited

      4. 7.2.4 ARM Ltd ( SoftBank )

      5. 7.2.5 Synopsys Inc.

      6. 7.2.6 Cadence Design Systems Inc.

      7. 7.2.7 CEVA Inc.

      8. 7.2.8 Andes Technology Corporation

      9. 7.2.9 MediaTek Inc.

      10. 7.2.10 Digital Media Professionals

      11. 7.2.11 Imagination Technologies Ltd

      12. 7.2.12 VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd

      13. 7.2.13 Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

      14. 7.2.14 Rambus Incorporated

      15. 7.2.15 eMemory Technology Inc.

      16. 7.2.16 Wave Computing, Inc.

  8. *List Not Exhaustive


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