North America is one of the big markets for semiconductor IP. It has more than 600 fabless firms in the region. It has companies like Intel and Qualcomm which buy ARM processor cores to create new devices. This region also brings in the lot of revenue from semiconductor IP being used in electronic devices. As the use of semiconductor in various devices keeps on increasing, the semiconductor IP market will increase in the years to come.
Semiconductor IP are reusable design components such as cell, chip layout design etc. that can be used to make advanced integrated circuits. The IP rights are with one company that has the design for the chip and it licenses it to another company. They are also called IP core or IP block. The companies that exclusively are into this business model are called chip-less semiconductor firms. With the advancement in technology, there are billions of transistors on a chip. It is very difficult and also time consuming for a company to make the whole design of the chip from scratch. Instead companies buy semiconductor IP and build new chips modifying and combining the earlier designs.
The IP blocks are combined to create Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), System on-Chip (SoCs) and Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs). These in turn are used to make chips for televisions, mobile phones, MP3 players, automobiles etc. It is a key market for the huge electronics industry. The semiconductor IP will help the electronics firm to increase their revenue and not waste time on designing the whole circuit every time.
Many of the best known IP cores are soft microprocessor designs. The IP core developers and licensors range in size from individuals to multi-billionaire corporations. The developers as well as their chip making customers are located throughout the world.
The Silicon IP industry is fairly new but has a stable growth. The most successful companies include ARM Ltd., Rambus Inc., Synopsys Inc., Motorola Mobility and more.
The reducing manufacturing and design costs and the intense growth in electronics industry are the drivers of the semiconductor (silicon) IP market. The new technological developments and the increasing usage of various technologically forward devices also have a major role in driving the market demand for semiconductor IP market.
The continuous changes in the development or functionality of chips might lead the market to a dead end and hence, for this multiple precautions need to be taken. Upgrading the equipment on a timely basis is what the focus of this market should be.
WHAT THE REPORT OFFERS
1.1 Key Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
1.4 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Approach and Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Decrease in Manufacturing and Design Costs
4.2.2 Growing demand for connected devices
4.2.3 Growing demand for modern SoC designs
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Ever-changing technological innovations
4.4 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Players
5. Technology Snapshot
6. North America Semi-Conductor IP Market – Segmented by Form Factor
6.1 Integrated Circuit IP
6.1.1 Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) IP
6.1.2 General Purpose Integrated Circuit IP
6.1.3 Memory Integrated Circuit IP
6.1.4 Programmable Integrated Circuit IP
6.1.5 Digital Integrated Circuit IP
6.1.6 Analog and Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit IP
6.2 System on Chip (SoC) IP
6.2.1 Application Specific SoC IP
6.2.2 General Purpose SoC IP
6.2.3 Memory SoC IP
6.2.4 Programmable SoC IP
6.2.5 Digital SoC IP
6.2.6 Analog and Mixed Signal SoC IP
7. North America Semi-Conductor IP Market – Segmented by Design Architecture
7.1 North America Semi-Conductor IP Market – Segmented by Customization
7.1.1 Standard IP Core
7.1.2 Customizable IP Core
7.2 North America Semi-Conductor IP Market – Segmented by Design Process
7.2.1 General Processor IP
7.2.2 Embedded Processor IP
188.8.131.52 Single Core Processor IP
184.108.40.206 Multi-Core Processor IP
8. North America Semi-Conductor IP Market - Segmented By Application
8.1 Consumer Electronics
8.2 Computers & Peripherals
8.6 Aerospace & Defense
9. North America Semi-Conductor IP Market – Segmented by Region
9.1 United States
10. Competitive Landscape – Company Profiles (List populated based on Global Presence)
10.1 SiCon Tech
10.2 Andes Technology
10.4 Faraday Technology Corporation
10.7 Digital Media Professionals
10.8 Eureka Technology Inc.
10.9 MediaTek Inc.
10.11 ARM Ltd
10.12 Synopsys Inc.
10.13 Cadence Design Systems Inc.
10.14 Imagination Technologies Ltd.
10.15 CEVA Inc.
11. Investment Analysis
11.1 Investor Outlook
11.2 Recent Mergers and Acquisitions
12. Future of Semi-Conductor IP Market