Global Semiconductor IP Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Core Type IP (Hard Core, Soft Core) By Design IP (Interface IP, Processor IP, Memory IP, Others) By Source IP (Licensing IP, Royalty IP) By Industry (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Industrial, IT & Telecommunication, Defence, Others) By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa) Analysis and Forecast 2021 – 2030

Industry: Electronics, ICT & Media


Global Semiconductor IP Market Insights Forecasts to 2030

  • The Semiconductor IP Market size was valued at USD 5.2 billion in 2021.
  • The market is growing at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2022 to 2030
  • The Global Semiconductor IP Market is expected to reach USD 9.8 billion by 2030
  • North America is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period

Semiconductor IP Market

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The Global Semiconductor IP Market is expected to reach USD 9.8 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic has been inapt and staggering with the semiconductor IP market facing considerable losses across different regions as compared to pre-pandemic levels due to the steady demands for products and solutions. With the licensing or patent right the inventors of a given semiconductor can designing or protect their design against patent infringement, while turning their designs into a revenue stream.


Market Overview

In integrated circuit design, Semiconductor IP is a reusable cell or integrated circuit layout design that is the intellectual property of one party or all of a microprocessor. IP chips are used in our everyday devices, these semiconductor designs are widely used around the world mostly in form of wireless or wear-able devices, and a variety of electronic products in various industries. The IP of a semiconductor, consists of any specifications, source code, or other information necessary for mass-producing a given semiconductor. With the licensing or patent right the inventors of a given semiconductor can be designing or protect their design against patent infringement while turning their designs into a revenue stream.

Semiconductor IP Market Size

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Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for semiconductor IP market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the semiconductor IP market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the semiconductor IP market.


Driving Factors

The semiconductor IP market has grown immensely in consumer electronics due to its ever-changing and advancing technology as the world proceeds in automation and new-generation electronic devices. In addition, the company's adoption of remote work due to COVID-19 has further advanced network connectivity with 5G networks and has propelled the market growth. The IP solutions widely provide solutions in manufacturing several varieties of electronic devices such as mobile smartphones, wearables, wireless headphones, home automation, and several cutting-edge products. In addition, wearable devices as built with memory and interface IP that provides real-time feedback in daily life to enhance performance. The increasing sales and other smart connected devices across the world with the surplus in consumer demand for smart devices is escalated to drive the global market.


Global Semiconductor IP Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2021
Market Size in 2021:USD 5.2 Billion
Forecast Period:2021-2030
Forecast Period CAGR 2021-2030 :6.9%
2030 Value Projection:USD 9.8 Billion
Historical Data for:2017-2020
No. of Pages:211
Tables, Charts & Figures:107
Segments covered:By Core Type IP, By Design IP, By Source IP, By Industry, By Region, COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies covered::Synopsys, CEVA Inc., Lattice Semiconductor, Arm Holdings Ltd, Imagination Technologies, Cadence, Rambus Inc., eMemory Technology, Takumi Corporation, SONICS, INC, Silicon Storage Technology, Cobham Gaisler AB, Mixel Inc., VeriSilicon Microelectronics Co. Ltd., TES Electronic Solutions GmbH, Digital Media Professionals, Intel Corporation, Dolphin Design SAS, Nvidia Corporation, Faraday Technology Corporation, Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., Arasan Chip Systems Inc., Dream Chip Technologies Gmb
Pitfalls & Challenges:Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases

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Restraining Factors

As technology is constantly changing in the electronics and semiconductor industry, with new advancement part taking and mostly rendering previous techs breaks the symmetry and stagnating the market. This rendering terminates the market growth. Increasing IP theft and continuous technological changes in the consumer electronics industry forestall the market growth.


Market Segmentation


  • In 2021, hard core type IP segment dominated the market with the highest CAGR.

On the basis of core type IP, the global semiconductor IP market is segmented into hard core and soft core. Among these, hard core is supposed to have the largest share due to increasing demands for processors in consumer electronics products laptops, computers, and others for quicker transfer of data at any given time. Moreover, the soft core segment is expected to show significant market growth with the highest CAGR over the forecast period. The upbringing and development of technologies such as AI, cloud-based technologies, and 5G are navigating the IP core segment growth.


  • In 2021, the processor  IP segment is witnessing significant growth over the forecast period.

Based on type, the global semiconductor IP market is segmented into interface IP, processor IP, memory IP, and Others. Among these, processor IP is witnessing a huge market growth over the forecasted period. The processor IPs market is categorized into various applications namely smart devices (mobiles and tablets), cars, computers, and auxiliaries among others. Processors IPs are versatile in consumer electronics and high-priced automobiles up-down as well. A major factor for the processor IPs market growth is the large commercial deployment of processors in consumer electronics products.


  • In 2021, the royalty IP segment to generate the highest revenue over the predicted timeframe.

On the basis of source IP, the global semiconductor IP market is segmented into licensing IP and royalty IP. The royalty attributed for the largest market share in 2021 is predicted to rise at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the changes in technologies where manufacturers can decide on the number of products to be made and pay a royalty for only those products. This  sourcing  model is more wide spreading semiconductor manufacturing because designers are looking to lessen their up-front costs. Royalty is expected to dominate the market owing to the extensive acquisition of IPs key manufacturers in the electronics industry market.


  • In 2021, the consumer electronics segment is anticipated to generate the highest revenue over the forecast period.

 Based on industry, the global semiconductor IP market is segmented into consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, IT & Telecommunication, defense, and others. In industry type, the consumer electronics segment is expected to generate the highest revenue over the forecast period as the development of increasing wireless devices technology by major companies. Automotive was the second-largest market in 2020, it is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecasted period and contribute to boosting the growth of the Semiconductor IP Market.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Semiconductor IP Market


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  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate with the largest market by 2030

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest market share and is predicted to grow with the highest CAGR throughout the forecast interval. The presence of electronics manufacturer giants such as China, Japan, India, and South Korea which deals with most of the sales and export of electronic component thought the world is expected to dominate the global market. Owing to the serious dynamic advantages such as cheap labour, proprietary technological developments, smartphones, electric vehicles, and more, Asia-Pacific companies are aiming for a powerful stand in the global electronics market thereby promoting the growth of semiconductor IP. These aspects create opportunities for the Semiconductor IP Market in the Asia Pacific.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global semiconductor IP market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Market Players

  • Synopsys
  • CEVA Inc.
  • Lattice Semiconductor
  • Arm Holdings Ltd
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Cadence
  • Rambus Inc.
  • eMemory Technology
  • Takumi Corporation
  • Silicon Storage Technology
  • Cobham Gaisler AB
  • Mixel Inc.
  • VeriSilicon Microelectronics Co. Ltd.
  • TES Electronic Solutions GmbH
  • Digital Media Professionals
  • Intel Corporation
  • Dolphin Design SAS
  • Nvidia Corporation
  • Faraday Technology Corporation
  • Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.
  • Arasan Chip Systems Inc.
  • Dream Chip Technologies GmbH


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Development

  • In February 2022, Arm Ethos-N78 NPU, Arm Mali-G78 GPU, and the Arm Cortex-A78 CPU a series new range of processor IPs that will amplify the smartphone experience for the contactless era launched by Arm Holdings Ltd.


  • In June 2020, Imagination Technologies launched semiconductor IP services that are cost-free licenses. These IPs provide aid in technical support and maintenance.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2030. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Semiconductor IP Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Semiconductor IP Market, By Core Type IP

  • Hard Core
  • Soft Core


Semiconductor IP Market, By Design IP

  • Interface IP
  •  Processor IP
  •  Memory IP
  • Others


Semiconductor IP Market, By Source IP

  • Licensing IP
  • Royalty IP


Semiconductor IP, By Industry

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • IT & Telecommunication
  • Defence
  • Others


Semiconductor IP, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

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