SAN FRANCISCO—The semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market is forecast to grow from $2.5 billion in 2012 to $5.7 billion in 2017, a compound annual growth rate of more than 14 percent, according to a market research report by MarketsandMarkets, a market research and consulting company based in the U.S.
The semiconductor IP market is growing in both the integrated circuit IP and system-on-chip (SoC) IP sub-sectors, but the revenues from the SoC IP segment are expected to grow faster at an estimated CAGR of 19 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to the report.
The application specific and programmable (FPGA and PLD) IP segments in both ICs and SoCs are the fastest growing segments, next to the primary revenue contributor—the SoC processor IP segment, which is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 21.16 percent, according to the report. All the IP segments have much faster growth rates in the SoC segment than their respective markets in the IC segment, the report forecasts.
The global IP market's value chain has grown to encompass a vast network of players involved in various segments, according to the report.
Not sure about the graph... less than 1000 publications with the term "Semiconductor" prior to 2000 and then greater than 25000 after that? I understand that this is just generated automatically, but it looks like something is wrong with the data base.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.