Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market Size & Share, by Design IP (Processor IP, Interface IP, Memory IP, Other IPs); IP Source (Royalty, Licensing); IP Core (Soft IP, Hard IP); End-user (Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication & Data Center, Automotive, Industrial, Commercial) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 4206
  • Published Date: Feb 23, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Semiconductor IP Market size is estimated to reach USD 110 billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period i.e. 2023 – 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of semiconductor IP was USD 7 billion. 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 a faster processing rate and supports multithreading. As per recent statistics, multi-core processor results were 35% higher and faster than any other processor variant.

The global semiconductor IP market is also estimated to witness growth on account of the 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 includes 2025, the amount of data creation is projected to reach 175 zettabytes.

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Semiconductor IP Sector: Growth Driver and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Trend of Heath Wearables ~ Demand for smart wearable devices and bands with health tracking features is increasing as people are becoming more cautious about their health and semiconductor IP is used in the manufacturing of such devices
  • Increasing Use of Laptops and Tablets ~ Remote working policies have increased the adoption of IT devices such as laptops and tablets. Consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets, and memory along with processor products use integrated circuits (ICs) and system-on-chips systems (SoCs) which in turn is expected to foster market growth during the analysis period. According to an estimate, about 5 billion people around the world have access to 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 – Escalating investment and support by government authorities of several countries in electronic and electrical product manufacturing is expected to boost the market growth during the predicted period. According to data by the India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian Government aimed to raise investments of around ~USD 2.4 billion in the electronics manufacturing sector during 2021-22.


  • Risk of IT Theft & Static Randon Access Memory Often Fails to Offer Smooth Functionality – IP counterfeiting along with the development of counterfeit components is considered to be the global semiconductor IP market. Also, static random-access memory is vulnerable to IP threats and frequently fails to provide full functionality which is again projected to hinder the expansion of market size.
  • Constant Changes in the Technology
  • Adoption of Advance Technology Results in Increased Design Cost

Semiconductor IP Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year

2023 – 2035



Base Year Market Size (2022)

~USD 7 billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~USD 110 billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Semiconductor IP Segmentation

Design IP (Processor IP, Interface IP, Memory IP)

The processor IP segment is anticipated to hold 35% share of the global semiconductor IP market during the forecast time period. This can be propelled by the growing adoption of processor IP in automotive industry, and the expansion of 5G technology. For instance, by the end of 2025, 5G including technology is projected to reach 1.2 billion connections, that is, about one-third of the global population.

Vertical (Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication & Data Center, Automotive, Industrial, Commercial)

The consumer electronics segment is attributed to garnering the highest market share in the studied period. The major factor attributed to segment growth is the rising production of consumer electronics such as mobiles, computers, printers, scanners, laptops, television, and cameras by the burgeoning population as semiconductor IP to control and handle complex systems.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:


          Design IP

  • Processor IP
  • Interface IP
  • Memory IP


          IP Source

  • Royalty
  • Licensing


          IP Core

  • Soft IP
  • Hard IP




  • Consumer Electronics
  • Telecommunication & Data Center
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Commercial

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Semiconductor IP Landscape: Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecasts

By the end of 2035, the North America semiconductor IP market is anticipated to have the biggest market share of 35% among all other markets. This can be attributed to the region's diverse technical developments and the growing semiconductor sector. According to data, the US semiconductor sector contributed USD 240 billion to the GDP of the nation in 2020. Additionally, it is predicted that the rising use of consumer electronics combined with decreased manufacturing and design costs would fuel market expansion in the region throughout the projection period.

APAC Market Statistics

Furthermore, the market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand significantly over the course of the projected period. The regional growth can be impelled by the rising popularity of smart devices like smartphones, smartwatches, and bands. For instance, the estimated number of smartwatch shipments in China topped 40 million units in 2020, and by the end of 2022, 55 million devices are expected to be shipped. Additionally, Asian businesses have recently become more competitive in the sector of electronic creation. Asia-Pacific firms are attempting to establish a strong position in the global electronics industry by leveraging significant competitive advantages like low labor costs, in-house technical advancements, smartphones, electric cars, and more. This is helping to foster the expansion of semiconductor IP in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Semiconductor IP Landscape

    • Arm Limited
      • Company Overview
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      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Synopsys Inc.
    • Cadence Design System Inc.
    • Imagination Technologies Limited
    • CEVA, Inc.
    • Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
    • eMemory Technologies Inc.
    • Rambus Inc.
    • Silicon Storage Technology Inc.
    • VeriSilicon Microelectronics Co., Ltd.

In the News

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

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 is presumed to help CEVA to extend its portfolio and ecosystem in DARPA research programs.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 4206
  • Published Date: Feb 23, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The increasing use of laptops and tablets and the growing trend of health wearables are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the semiconductor IP market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~8% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Cadence Design System Inc., Imagination Technologies Limited, CEVA, Inc., Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, eMemory Technologies Inc., Rambus Inc., and others.

The processor IP segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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