The global semiconductor (Intellectual Property) IP market is undergoing a major transformation. The significant driving factors for this rise are advancement in multicore technology for the consumer electronics sector and rising demand for modern SoC designs.
With the semiconductor industry growing at an increasing rate, they are becoming a crucial aspect of modern technology. Semiconductor IP blocks are used as a substitute for the miniaturization of the electronic product; it helps to reduce the entire production cost. Also, the growing demand to integrate maximum functionalities on a SoC has increased the number of semiconductor IPs. The emerging need for advanced and innovative products will lead to original equipment manufacturers to incorporate advanced technologies and offer a product with the advance feature. These features include better storage capacity, larger displays, swift processing speed, and higher resolution; this shows witness growth in the future.
Besides, consumer electronics are becoming smarter and more intelligent due to increasing research and development activities. This is due to advanced components and chips made with the help of complex IPs designed for every application. Presently, the consumer electronics sector holds a significant share of the global semiconductor IP market. Owing to the success of multicore technology in the embedded computing sector of significant form factor, mostly in computing devices such as desktops, laptops, and notebooks, the industry is expected to have a substantial transformation in small form factor devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs, and other portable electronic gadgets such as wearable electronics. Semiconductor IP in the automotive sector is on the rise due to the increasing application of microprocessor units, sensors, microcontroller units, interfaces, and memory in premium cars.
Looking at the growing demands of the market, most of the IP vendors are focused on delivering highly reliable products that have more sophisticated features than ever. Particularly the ones that include IP developers and licensors, as well as the open-source IP vendors, are helping manufacturers minimize the labor cost that is often involved in developing elementary components of the devices.
Our goal with this edition is to feature such IP design solution providers who are at the forefront of revolutionizing the IP market through their top-notch solutions. We hope this issue of the Embedded Advisor helps you build the partnership that your firm needs to foster technologically-driven IP design and solutions.
We present to you ‘Top 10 IP Design and Solution Providers – 2020.’