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Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Analysis by Design IP (Processor IP, Interface IP, Memory IP and Other IPs); by IP Source (Royalty and Licensing); by IP Core (Soft IP and Hard IP); and by Verticals (Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication & Data Center, Automotive, Industrial, Commercial and Others) – Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2022-2031

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  • February, 2022: eMemory Technology Inc, a market leader in semiconductor intellectual property (IP), today announced its collaboration with Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Accelerator – IP Alliance. With this partnership, IFS customers will be able to use eMemory’s Neofuse, NeoPUF and PUF-based security IP for their further designs on Intel’s technology.

  • January, 2021: CEVA Inc, the market leader in wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies established a commercial partnership with U.S. Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for technology innovation at DARPA programs. This partnership will help CEVA to extends its portfolio and ecosystem in DARPA research programs. 

Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Size, Forecast, and Trends Highlights Over 2022 - 2031

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Forecast

The global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 11 billion by the end of 2031 by growing at a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031.

Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 6 billion in the year 2021. The market is estimated to grow on the back of rising demand for system on a chip technology along with increasing growth of multicore processor technology as it has faster processing rate and supports multithreading. As per recent statistics, multi-core processor results were 35% higher and faster than any other processor variant.  Moreover, multicore processor also results in enhanced system performance, efficient parallel processing and reduced power consumption.

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Size Overview

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The global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market is also estimated to witness growth on account of rising number of data centers globally. According to the most recent data, in 2021, there were around 8,000 data centers globally. In 2020, the total data created globally was approximately 59 zettabytes (59 trillion gigabytes) and by the end of 2025, the amount of data creation is projected to reach 175 zettabytes. Moreover, the rapid adoption of IoT based devices for day-to-day use and rising demand of semiconductor intellectual property for teleconferencing purpose is anticipated to boost the market growth in the coming years.

Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Trend of Heath Wearables – Demand for smart watches and bands is increasing as people are becoming more cautious about their health and semiconductor IP is used in manufacturing of such devices Therefore, such factor is estimated to create volume for the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market in the coming years. For instance, revenue of fitness tracker industry in 2021 was around ~USD 41 billion, up from revenue of ~USD 36 billion in 2020.

  • Increasing Use of Laptop and Tablets – Remote working policies have increased the adoption of IT devices such as laptop and tablets. According to an estimate, about 5 billion people access the internet every day and about 65% use laptops to do so. Furthermore, by the end of 2025, global laptop shipments are projected to reach 270 million units.

  • Rising Government Support and Investments – According to data by the India Brand Equity Foundation, Indian Government aims to raise investments of around ~USD 2.4 billion in the electronics manufacturing sector during 2021-22.

  • Increasing Sales Revenue from Semiconductor Industry – As per statistics, semiconductor industry surpassed sales of approximately ~USD 255 billion in the year 2021.

  • Rising Investment in Automotive Industry – As per data by India Brand Equity Foundation, Government of India estimates, the automotive industry sector will garner around USD 8-10 billion through local or foreign direct investment by the end of 2023. Semiconductors IP chips have wide applications in the automotive industry including air conditioning systems and radio touch screen infotainment systems as well as other vehicle security functionalities. Hence, the increasing growth of the automotive sector is anticipated to generate more growth opportunities for the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market.


  • Constant Changes in the Technology
  • Adoption of Advance Technology results in Increased Design Cost
  • Risk of IT Theft & Static Random-Access Memory Often Fails to Offer Smooth Functionality

The semiconductor intellectual (IP) market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by design IP into processor IP, interface IP, memory IP and other IPs. Out of these segments, processor IP is anticipated to garner the largest market share over the forecast period, owing to the growing adoption of processor IP in consumer electronics, automotive industry and in expansion of 5G technology. For instance, by the end of 2025, 5G technology is projected to reach 1.2 billion connections, that is, about one-third of the global population. New generation 5G technology is growing progressively more in terms of speed and bandwidth as well as increased throughput with advanced modulation. All such advances result in infrastructure complications and the need for IP processors to address the issue. Such a factor, is therefore anticipated to drive the segment growth during the forecast period.

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Regional Growth

The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market.

Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market is studied into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. Out of these, the market in North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2031. This can be accredited to the rising expansion of semiconductor industry and various technological advancements in the region.  As per statistics, the United States semiconductor industry contributed ~USD 240 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020. Moreover, the lower manufacturing and design cost along with increased adoption rate of consumer electronics are estimated to drive the market growth during the forecast period.

Further, the market in the Asia Pacific is estimated to gain significant growth during the forecast period, owing to the increasing use of smart devices such as smartphone, smart watch or bands. For instance, in 2020, the approximate shipment volume of smartwatches in China exceeded 40 million units and by the end of 2022, number of smartwatch shipment is projected to reach 55 million units. In addition, as per data by the India Brand Equity Foundation, by the end of 2025, Indian electronics manufacturing industry is estimated to reach ~USD 520 billion. Such a factor, are therefore estimated to propel the market growth in the coming years.

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Share 2031

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The global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market includes the following segments:

By Designing IP

  • Processor IP
  • Interface IP
  • Memory IP
  • Other IPs

By IP Source

  • Royalty
  • Licensing

By IP Core

  • Soft IP
  • Hard IP

By Verticals

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Telecommunications & Data Centers
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Other Verticals

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market

  • Arm Limited
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    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Synopsys, Inc
  • Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
  • Imagination Technologies Limited
  • CEVA, Inc.
  • Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
  • eMemory Technology Inc.
  • Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
  • Alphawave IP Inc
  • Arteris, Inc.


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