Semiconductor IP Market Research Report – Forecast till 2027

Semiconductor IP Market, By Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Networking, Industrial Automation), By Type (Microprocessor, Digital Signal Processors), By Memory (DRAM, SRAM, NAND) –  Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/5810-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Semiconductor IP Market Synopsis

The Semiconductor IP Market growth is estimated to reach 14% in the forecast year 2027. Semiconductor intellectual property is a reusable component of a cell. It is usually developed as a foundation unit for chip layout and design. There are plenty of applications of the semiconductor IP. Memory drives, processors, peripherals and interconnects are some of the areas that need SIP. Most of the IT has patented over the design of a chip. Today, many companies are also using chip less semiconductors as their patent design. Further, the usage of semiconductor IP in the consumer electronics sector is driving the demand for the market.

Most consumer electronics come with SIP chips for functional benefits. It is considered a multi-core technology among electronic manufacturers. The growth of phones, smartphones, warbles, gaming consoles and servers is expected to boost the overall demand for this market. Today, many companies have concerns about the rising costs of multi-core technologies. They make any electronic product expensive. Comparatively, the semiconductor IP is cost-efficient than other technologies. These benefits incline plenty of companies to adopt o SIP. These factors will raise Semiconductor IP Market Size by 3 billion. 


The semiconductor IP industry has several reliable key players. The variation and performance of the key players provide exceptional SIP to companies. Also, the semiconductors IP designed by these players is used in various industries for a wide range of applications. However, due to the outbreak of covid 19, these key players are facing many challenges. The SIP production is reduced during this period.

Even the end-user of this market is affected due to pandemic. It is leading to less demand from the user end. The partners of this market are unable to purchase or deploy this SIP. Moreover, the consumer electronic market is facing damages in this period. It is affecting the growth of the overall SIP market. However, this semiconductor IP market downfall is expected to get better in the upcoming years. Gradually the semiconductor IP market will recover and witness more development n the forecast period. 

Market Dynamics 

  • Crucial Market Drivers 

The rapid adoption of the connected device is a crucial driver of the semiconductor IP market. The connected devices bring higher efficiency in any organization. It can establish smooth communication through wifi, Bluetooth and NFC. Also, these devices come with smart transmitters that send and receive signals effectively. In recent years, semiconductors play a crucial role in hardware and networking segments. It is increasing the need for these SIPs in all these connected devices applications. Further, the rising adoption of connected devices such as smartphones, wearable’s, consoles and smart systems is fuelling the demand for SIP.

Further, this semiconductor IP has remarkable features. It is known as a higher performance and low power consuming chip. Due to its reputable feature, the usage of SIP is assumed to expand in the upcoming years. Additionally, in the forecast period, the demand from key regional players is another delivery for the semiconductor IP market. Semiconductors have high demand in China, India and Japan. These regions have innovative developments in the consumer electronics sector. The production of cameras, audio-video technology and wearable electronics are higher. These factors will drive demand for Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market. 

  • The Market Growth Opportunities 

The growth opportunities for semiconductor IP is massive in the avionics and aerospace industry. The defence industry is highly dependent on complex electronics components. In many countries, semiconductor hardware is crucial multicourse technology. The production of innovative chips is rising in many areas. However, the need for advanced and sophisticated SIPs will lead to plenty of development possibilities for the semiconductor IP market.

Especially, programmable chips will have more utilization in the avionics and aerospace sector. Ultimate data processing is a key requirement that many defence industries have these days. More than any chip the SIPs is better and more effective in every way. Further, they are suitable for embedded processing and high-speed signal connectivity. All these factors will offer exceptional growth for the market. These growth opportunities will surge the growth trends of the SIP market. Further, high expansion and more awareness for the product are attainable through these developments. 

  • The Market Restraints 

The continuous upgrades in technology are a restraining factor of the semiconductor IP market. Most of the SIP has constant changes in chip form factor and Ip core design. The standards of these chips may change often. These changes can bring differentiation in the functions of these chips. When using these chips for complex technologies any new change can act as a burden.

The need to keep on upgrading the multi-core technology can be expensive prices for any industry. Also, the development in the SIP market requires modification in standards and compliance when using these chips. The constant technological advancements can cause inconvenience for many industries. It is a major factor that restricts the overall demand for semiconductor Ip. Due to this, many end-users prefer costs that are less volatile in nature. 

  • The Market Challenges 

The semiconductor IP has plenty of unauthentic activities that have a significant challenge in the semiconductor IP market. IP thefts, conflicts and counterfeits are the factors that hinder the overall market growth. In recent years, these instances are happening more in the market. The piracy of SIPs is a global concern.

The supply chain of the market is where the piracy and theft of SIP happen. These activities are hazardous for the overall semiconductor Ip market player and intermediaries. The development and supply of pirated components can bring a bad reputation for this product. The need to fix these issues is high in this market. These market challenges can decrease the demand from loyal end users. 

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis 

The semiconductor market growth is stable in the forecast period. The memory Ip segment of the market is witnessing high demand. The increasing range of media ad streaming content is raising the need for memory Ip. Flash memory is one of the components that will create an impact on the semiconductor Ip market.

Further, the crucial driver such as the rapid adoption of connected devices will positively affect the semiconductor IP market. The increased production of smartphones, gaming consoles, TV, wearables and much more electronic items will spark the demand rate. However, piracy and constant changes is a drawback to this market. With the opportunity in the aerospace industry, the growth of the Sip market is substantial. 

  • Value Chain Analysis 

Asia pacific is the rapidly growing region in the SIP market. It is an emerging market for semiconductors that has massive investments and developments. The consumer electronics sector has an extraordinary need for semiconductors. This core technology can improve the efficiency of electronics. The semiconductor ip companies in Asia pacific are utilizing higher rates of SIPs. The expansion opportunities for this market are wide range in Asia pacific. Also, as a prominent regional player, it holds the highest Semiconductor IP market share. 

Segment Overview 

By Design IP 

  • Memory IP

  • Processor IP

  • Interface IP

By IP Core 

  • Hardcore 

  • Softcore 

By IP Source 

  • Licensing 

  • Royalty 

By End-User 

  • OSAT 

  • Foundry 

  • IDM 

By Vertical 

  • Automotive 

  • Consumer electronics 

  • Industrial 

  • Telecom and data centres 

  • Commercial 

By Region 

  • Asia pacific 

  • Europe 

  • North America 

  • Middle East Africa 

Competitive Landscape 

The competition in the semiconductor IP market is increasing in the forecast period. The cost competition and technology competition in the market is high. Investments are raising in the semiconductor IP market. It leads to severe completion among the key players. Expansion, acquisitions and part ships are established by the key players in the forecast period. 

Regional Analysis 

The semiconductor IP market is diversified into Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Asia Pacific region is accountable for the highest semiconductor IP market share. The market scenarios are favourable for more developments and expansion of SIP. It is accepted to record the fastest growth rate for the semiconductor IP market in the forecast period.

The competitive advantages such as less labour cost, high demand and technological developments lead to more revenue rates. Further, North America is a developed region with high SIP demand. The semiconductor ip vendors are high in US and Canada. The need to enhance the manufacturing of electronics will lead to exceptional developments. These two regions will contribute the most to the global SIP market. 

The key players of the semiconductor Ip market 

  1. Lattice semiconductor 

  2. Micron Technology 

  3. eSilicon Corporation 

  4. Samsung 

  5. Dolphin integration 

  6. SK Hynix. Inc 

  7. Arm Limited 

  8. Cadence design system 

  9. Inc 

  • Inc 

Recent Developments 

  1. Arm limited is launching a new range of semiconductors suitable for the next-gen smartphones that come with a 5G experience. 

  1. The cadence groups are a partnership with a leading electronics manufacturer. This collaboration will lead to new semiconductors launches that will focus on networking, cloud and data centres. 

Recent Developments 

  1. Market overview highlights 

  2. Analysis based upon COVID 19

  3. Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  4. Value chain analysis

  5. Market segmentation overview

  6. The regional analysis

  7. Competitive landscape analysis

  8. Recent Developments

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 2-3 Billion
  CAGR   14%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Application, Type, Memory
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Micron Technology Inc., Samsung, SK Hynix Inc., Synopsys, Inc., Rambus Inc., Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Arm Limited, Dolphin Integration, eSilicon Corporation, and Mentor, Lattice Semiconductor, Sonics, Inc., Achronix Semiconductor, Xilinx, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC)
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing adoption of IoT.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Rise in demand of mobile computing devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.
  • Increasing demand for high-bandwidth memory by cloud vendors & data centers.
  • Increasing demand for advanced system-on-chip (SoC)

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    In 14% CAGR, the semiconductor IP market can value at USD 3 billion by 2023.

    Synopsys, Inc., Micron Technology Inc., SK Hynix Inc., Samsung, and Rambus Inc. are some major players of the semiconductor IP market.

    In 2017, the semiconductor IP market worth was USD 856.88 Mn.

    Electronic gadgets are ubiquitous, and still their sales are high due to constant innovations. This can benefit the semiconductor IP market.

    North America boasting of developing sensor technologies can cause the regional semiconductor IP market to soar.

    Intellectual property (IP) cores are the pre-designed building blocks of semiconductors components and devices.