Gartner Research

Market Trends: Technology Licensing, Worldwide, 2008

Published: 16 July 2009

ID: G00168331

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy


The current recession is fueling the need to reduce R&D costs and time-to-market in the chip industry. As a result, semiconductor vendors will increasingly license-in and license-out technology rights in 2009 and beyond.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Technology Licensing Offers Two Recession Beaters
  • How Big Is the Market?
  • Who Is Licensing What and Why?
  • What Is the Best Approach for You — License-In or License-Out?
  • Beyond Recession: Leverage Your Technology Asset Portfolio
  • Conclusion

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