Semiconductor Memory IP Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The semiconductor memory IP Market is segmented by Product (Volatile Memory, Non- Volatile Memory), End User (Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Automotive, Networking), and Geography.

Semiconductor Memory IP Industry Overview

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Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 12.3 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Semiconductor Memory IP Market Analysis

The Semiconductor Memory IP Market was valued at USD 5.92 billion in 2020 and expected to reach USD 11.90 billion by 2026 and grow at a CAGR of 12.3% over the forecast period (2021-2026). In electronic design, a semiconductor intellectual property core, IP core, or IP block is a reusable unit of logic, cell, or integrated circuit (commonly called a "chip") 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. The term is derived from the licensing of the patent and/or source code copyright that exists in the design.

  • Semiconductor memory IP is witnessing direct impact of the growing demand for high-performance memory systems across all the end-user verticals. Increasing complexity of the semiconductors and growing demand for intense memory operations are resulting in a demand for faster and efficient memory solutions in the market.
  • Companies are investing in developing efficient memory solutions. IoT, automation, and autonomous vehicle technologies due to which expansion is happening at a rapid pace. There has been driving demand for new types of semiconductor infrastructure which will support the growth of this market.
  • There are high costs associated with the technology. The cost of its adoption is high due to which it has hampered the growth of this market.

Semiconductor Memory IP Industry Segments

Volatile memory, is the memory that requires power to maintain the stored information. It retains its contents while powered on but when the power is interrupted, the stored data is quickly lost. Volatile memory has several uses including as primary storage. In addition to usually being faster than forms of mass storage such as a hard disk drive, volatility can protect sensitive information, as it becomes unavailable on power-down.
Non Volatile Memory is a type of memory that can retrieve stored information even after having been power cycled. Non-volatile memory is majorly popular amongst digital media. It is widely used in memory chips for USB memory sticks and digital cameras. Non-volatile memory eradicates the need for relatively slow types of secondary storage systems, including hard disks.
By Product
Volatile Memory
Non - Volatile Memory
Other Products
By End -user Industry
Consumer Electronics
Other End-user Industries
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
Latin America
Middle-East & Africa

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Semiconductor Memory IP Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Semiconductor Memory IP Market according to our research experts:

Consumer Electronics is Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • The demand for Semiconductor Memory IP increases with the increased adoption rate of DRAM. DRAM is used in laptops, computers, workstations and video game consoles as well. DRAM memories can be used for several purposes such as graphic enhancements, networking, DVDs, Printers, Digital Cameras, Car navigation system, HDDs etc. For Instance, Samsung announced its first 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chip for mobile devices.
  • Smartphones are the major contributor to consumer electronics growth. The technology of semiconductor memory is most prevalent in the smartphone industry. With smartphone sales increasing, there is a huge opportunity for semiconductor memory manufacturers to increase their adoption rates in smartphones.
  • As Flash Memory is one of the most prevalent technology in the smartphone industry, Its adoption rate directly affects the impact of semiconductor memory in consumer electronics. Flash memory is widely used in many applications including memory cards for digital cameras, mobile phones, computer memory sticks, and many other applications
  • The need and popularity of AI-enabled applications are stoking demand for faster processors, digital memory, and bigger and cheaper storage. CES saw major memory and storage companies demonstrating how they intend to enable the next generation of non-volatile memory and storage. These products included conventional hard disk drives and flash memory, but also included emerging non-volatile memory technologies, such as Resistive RAM (ReRAM) and Magnetic RAM (MRAM). For instance, at CES 2019, Thermaltake officially entered the memory market with two new kits of DDR4 3200 RAM which not only include integrated water blocks but also includes 16.8 million color RGB customization.
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North America is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share

  • The growing need for intelligent command and control in many industries in North America is presenting important market opportunities for many superconductor memory manufacturers. For instance, Hitachi, Ltd.  and its subsidiary Hitachi America, Ltd., announced the merger of Hitachi America subsidiaries Hitachi Semiconductor (America) Inc., Brisbane, Calif., and Hitachi Micro Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., to create a unified organization focused on the design, development and marketing of large-scale integrated semiconductor systems to focus greater resources on building a systems solution business in North America, while consolidating high-volume semiconductor production to a unified operating base to achieve greater operating efficiencies.
  • According to SEMI, growth of semiconductor market sufferered (0.9% percent lower than the final September 2018 level of USD 2.07 billion, and is 2.0 percent higher than the October 2017 billings level of USD 2.02 billion), Although the growth rate has suffered but it is expected to to rise due to the increased demand of DRAMS as the most efficient semiconductor memory type.
  • Due to the increase in number of data centers in the United States, the demand for DRAMS have increased significantly due to the efficiency they provide. The costs of running a data center include many aspects beyond the initial purchase of the base infrastructure. Modern IT organizations realize that a memory and storage hierarchy from DRAM to Solid State Drives (SSDs) to Hard Disk Drives can be an important data center feature that their users will depend on. According to AFCOM, Annual global IP traffic will reach 3.3 zettabytes by 2021. In 2016, global IP traffic was 1.2 ZB per year or 96 exabytes (one billion gigabytes) per month. With the increased amount of data generated.
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Semiconductor Memory IP Market Competitor Analysis

The Semiconductor Memory IP market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. The costs associated with the manufacturing needs to be reduced in order to save the expenses and thus investments in the research and development have been increasing. The manufacturers are adopting the practice of "fabless" in order to save on the expenses occurred. 

April 2019 - SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP, announced the launch of the S2 Core IP Series at the Linley Spring Processor Conference in Santa Clara. The S2 Core IP Series is a 64-bit addition to SiFive's 2 Series Core IP and brings advanced features to SiFive's smallest microcontrollers. The S2 Series further adds to SiFive's extensive, vastly customizable, optimized, silicon-proven, embedded core IP portfolio, which comprises the 2, 3, 5, and 7 Core IP Series in E (32-bit) and S (64-bit) variants.

Semiconductor Memory IP Market Top Players

  1. ARM Limited

  2. Rambus Inc

  3. Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

  4. Synopsys, Inc.

  5. Mentor Graphics Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Semiconductor Memory IP Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

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

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Market Drivers

      1. 4.4.1 Complex Chip Design and Multi core Technologies

      2. 4.4.2 Increasing Investments in the Semiconductor Industry

    5. 4.5 Market Restraints

      1. 4.5.1 High Cost of Systems


    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Volatile Memory

      2. 5.1.2 Non - Volatile Memory

      3. 5.1.3 Other Products

    2. 5.2 By End -user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Consumer Electronics

      2. 5.2.2 Industrial

      3. 5.2.3 Automotive

      4. 5.2.4 Networking

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. South Korea

        4. Taiwan

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. Latin America

        2. Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 ARM Limited

      2. 6.1.2 Rambus Inc

      3. 6.1.3 Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Synopsys, Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Mentor Graphics Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 eSilicon Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Dolphin Integration

      8. 6.1.8 Arm Holdings

      9. 6.1.9 Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 eMemory Technology Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Semiconductor Memory IP Market Research FAQs

The Semiconductor Memory IP Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Semiconductor Memory IP Market is growing at a CAGR of 12.3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

ARM Limited, Rambus Inc, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Synopsys, Inc., Mentor Graphics Corporation are the major companies operating in Semiconductor Memory IP Market.

Semiconductor Memory IP Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Semiconductor Memory IP sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Semiconductor Memory IP research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Semiconductor Memory IP report PDF.

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