Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market to Hit USD 9.38 Billion by 2030 due to Rapid Technological Advancements and Rising Demand for Connected Devices | by SNS Insider


As per SNS Insider’s research, the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market’s growth is fueled by rapid technological evolution, the increasing complexity of electronic systems, and the demand for connected devices, global industry expansion, and a focus on energy efficiency

Pune, Dec. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market, as per the SNS Insider report, achieved a valuation of USD 6.02 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to attain USD 9.38 billion by 2030, with a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.7% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2030.

Market Overview


Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) encompasses the design, innovations, and inventions related to semiconductor technologies. It serves as the blueprint for developing semiconductor components and systems, enabling companies to build upon existing knowledge and accelerate the pace of innovation. Semiconductor IP can range from fundamental building blocks like processors and memory units to specialized components such as communication interfaces and sensor modules.

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Market Analysis

The relentless pursuit of technological innovation is a major driver for the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market. As electronic devices become more sophisticated, the demand for cutting-edge IP designs rises, propelling the market forward. The growing complexity of electronic systems, driven by the integration of diverse functionalities into a single device, fuels the demand for specialized semiconductor IP. This complexity requires advanced designs for processors, memory, and other critical components. The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the advent of 5G technology intensify the need for robust semiconductor IP in communication interfaces. IP designs for wireless connectivity and high-speed data transfer become pivotal in this connected era. The global expansion of the semiconductor industry, particularly in emerging markets, contributes to the growth of the IP market. Increasing investments in research and development drive innovation and the creation of new semiconductor IP.

Table of Contents (Snap Shot)

1. Market Definition

3. Market Dynamics

  • Drivers
  • Restraints
  • Opportunities
  • Challenges

8. Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Segmentation, by Design IP

  • Processor IP
  • Memory IP
  • Interface IP
  • Other IP’s

9. Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Segmentation, by IP Source

  • Royalty
  • Licensing

10. Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Segmentation, by IP Core

  • Softcore
  • Hardcore

11. Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Segmentation, by Industry

  • Telecommunications & Data Center
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Other

13 Company Profiles

  • Synopsys.
    • Financial
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  • Arm Holdings
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • CEVA
  • Rambus
  • Silicon Storage Technology
  • Analog Bits
  • Dream Chip Technologies GmbH
  • Faraday Technology Corporation
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Lattice Semiconductor
  • Dolphin Design SAS
  • Eureka Technology
  • Open Five Inc
  • Micron Technology
  • Samsung
  • Dolphin integration

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Key Takeaway from Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Study

  • The telecommunications and data center segment, being at the forefront of technological advancements, plays a pivotal role in shaping the semiconductor IP market. The ever-growing need for faster and more efficient communication networks has fueled the development of cutting-edge semiconductor technologies.
  • Softcore IP, on the other hand, has gained prominence as a versatile solution catering to diverse application requirements. Softcore processors, being programmable and customizable, offer flexibility in design, allowing semiconductor manufacturers to adapt to rapidly changing market needs.

Recent Developments

  • Kingway Microelectronics (KWM) has recently inaugurated the country’s inaugural Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Center in Wuxi. This state-of-the-art center is poised to become a nucleus for the development of cutting-edge semiconductor IP, playing a pivotal role in reducing China’s reliance on foreign technology.
  • InCore Semiconductors, a burgeoning player in the semiconductor industry, has successfully raised an impressive $3 million in a recent funding round. The startup’s ability to attract such substantial investment underscores the confidence that investors have in its potential and the promising trajectory of the semiconductor market.

Market Dynamics Analysis

The semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market is currently navigating a dynamic landscape shaped by various factors, each playing a crucial role in influencing its trajectory. One of the primary drivers propelling the growth of the semiconductor IP market is the relentless demand for advanced and innovative electronic devices across diverse industries. As technological advancements continue to accelerate, the need for specialized semiconductor IP, including design blocks and cores, has surged, fostering market expansion. Additionally, the increasing complexity of semiconductor designs has led to a rising reliance on pre-designed IP blocks, enabling companies to enhance efficiency and reduce time-to-market. However, amid the thriving market, several restraints and challenges pose potential impediments to seamless growth. One such challenge is the escalating costs associated with semiconductor IP development and licensing. As the industry strives to keep pace with evolving technological requirements, investments in research and development have intensified, challenging smaller players and potentially limiting their market entry.

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Key Regional Developments

North America stands at the forefront of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market, housing some of the world’s leading technology giants and research institutions. The region boasts a robust ecosystem for semiconductor IP development, driven by a culture of innovation and significant investments in research and development. Silicon Valley, in particular, remains a global hub for cutting-edge semiconductor IP, fostering collaboration between industry players and startups. Europe, characterized by a collaborative approach to technology development, has seen a rise in joint ventures and partnerships within the semiconductor IP market. Countries like Germany, France, and the United Kingdom have established themselves as key players, leveraging their strong industrial base and research capabilities. The Asia-Pacific region, with its economic powerhouses like China, Japan, and South Korea, has emerged as a manufacturing powerhouse in the semiconductor industry. While historically known for manufacturing capabilities, the region is now witnessing a shift towards becoming a hub for semiconductor IP innovation.

Impact of Recession

The ongoing recession is undeniably impacting the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market, presenting both challenges and opportunities. Economic downturns may trigger mergers and acquisitions as companies seek to strengthen their positions or survive in a challenging market. This consolidation could reshape the semiconductor IP market, leading to a more concentrated industry landscape. Adopting agile business models that allow for quick adaptation to changing market dynamics is crucial. Flexibility in pricing, licensing models, and collaborative partnerships can position IP providers to better navigate the uncertainties of a recession.

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