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Forecast: Semiconductor Design Intellectual Property, Worldwide, 2015 Update

Published: 31 December 2015

ID: G00282021

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy


Increasing adoption of high-end, multicore processors in entry-level smartphones and tablets, and increased use of third-party IP in new chip designs will fuel revenue growth in the global third-party semiconductor design IP market through 2019. We expect revenue to top $4 billion in 2019.

Table Of Contents

Forecast Data


  • Key Changes to Forecast
    • Overall Market
    • The Internet of Things Will Generate New IP Demand
    • Market Segments


  • New Chip Design Starts
  • Chip ASP
  • Chip Unit Shipments
  • Rate of Third-Party IP Adoption


  • Market Model
  • Forecast Components
    • Number of Third-Party Design IP Licenses
    • Design IP License ASP
    • Design IP Royalty Rate
    • Number of Semiconductor Devices Shipped With Third-Party Design IP
  • Influencing Factors
    • New Device Design Starts
    • Rate of Third-Party Design IP Adoption
    • Device ASP and Device Unit Shipments
    • Functional Integration
    • End-Market Demand
    • Electronic Equipment Unit Production
    • Technology Node
    • Features and Functions
    • R&D Spending
    • Supply and Demand and Cost Reduction
  • Connections
    • Features and Functions (End-Market Demand)
    • Technology Node (Functional Integration)
    • Technology Node (Cost Reduction)

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