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Competitive Landscape: The IoT, Subsystems and Acquisitions Redefining the Semiconductor Design IP Market, Worldwide

Published: 15 May 2014

ID: G00261404

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy


Chip vendors should be aware that large IP suppliers are growing and the smaller ones are either stagnating or shrinking further. Despite this, the Internet of Things and the growing IP subsystem demand are likely to help small and midsize IP suppliers gain ground in the coming years.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Big Suppliers Dominate High-Growth IP Segments
    • Large IP Suppliers Are Growing, While Smaller Ones Stagnate or Shrink
    • Sales of IP to IP Suppliers Will Grow Faster
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Subsystem Growth Will Help Smaller IP Suppliers
    • The IoT Will Generate New IP Demand
    • Niche IP Suppliers Are Hot Acquisition Targets
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Sonics
    • eMemory Technology
    • Vivante
    • Memoir Systems
  • References and Methodology
  • Definitions

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