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Competitive Landscape: FPGA Vendors Closing in on ASICs, ASSPs, the IoT and Security as Chip Costs Rise, 2014

Published: 21 October 2014

ID: G00263185

Analyst(s): Michele Reitz


Field-programmable gate array vendors' competition with semiconductor companies will intensify as software improves and design costs rise. Product marketing managers at equipment companies should consider high-end FPGAs for complex designs, devising a programmable strategy for other growing markets.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Strong Growth and a Chance to Encroach on ASIC and ASSP Markets
    • Considering the Trade-Offs
  • Market Players
    • A Restricted, Stable Market
    • How Vendors Compare With Their FPGA Rivals
  • The Future of Competition
    • FPGA Choice Based on More Than Process Node
    • Xilinx and Altera Will Compete Head-to-Head at the Next Node
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Xilinx
    • Altera
    • Lattice Semiconductor
    • Microsemi
  • References and Methodology
  • Definitions
    • Programmable Logic: Fundamentals and Definitions

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