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Forecast: ASIC and ASSP Design Starts, Worldwide, 2016 Update

Published: 31 March 2016

ID: G00297404

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy


New designs targeting the industrial, automotive and consumer applications will help reduce the rate of decline of application-specific integrated circuit and application-specific standard product chip design starts through 2020. The 45-nanometer process node will become mainstream in 2020.

Table Of Contents

Forecast Data


  • ASIC/ASSP Chip Design Starts Continue Declining Trend
  • Automotive and Industrial Applications See More New Designs
  • By 2020, 45 nm Will Be the Mainstream Process Node
  • ASIC Design Value, Complexity and Volume Continue to Grow


  • Total Chip Design Spend
  • Cost of Design Tools
  • Cost and Supply of Engineers
  • Engineer Productivity
  • Rate of Functional Integration
  • Feature and Function Integration Demand


  • Market Model
    • Forecast Components
    • Influencing Factors
    • Connections

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