Arm Limited, Synopsys Inc., Xilinx are Dominating the Global Semiconductor IP Market in 2019

Global Semiconductor IP Market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 5.7% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2027. The years considered for study are as mentioned below.

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Semiconductor IP lighting market is a highly consolidated market, which includes specific number of key players as well as local players. The market has witnessed increased various strategic developments owing to favourable market scenario.

The major players dealing in global semiconductor IP market are introducing strong range of product portfolio. This has also helped the company to maximize the sales with enhanced product portfolio. For instance, in May 2019, Arm Limited has launched a new set of IP chip, Cortex-A77 with a new core design and a GPU based on Valhall architecture along with a new ML processor, Mali-G77 GPU. This new machine learning IP improved the memory compression technology up to three times as compared to earlier generation of IPs. This launch has been improving the product portfolio along with good customer base.

Arm Limited is the dominating player in the semiconductor IP market. The other key players existing in the market includes Synopsys Inc., Xilinx, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Siemens, Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, CEVA Inc., Digital Core Design, Dolphin Design SAS, Dream Chip Technologies GmBH, eMemory Technology Inc., Faraday Technology Corporation, Imagination Technologies Limited, Lattice Semiconductor,, Verisilicon, Wave Computing, Inc.

Arm Limited (A Subsidiary of Softbank Group Corp.)

Arm Limited headquartered in Cambridge, U.K. which was founded in 1990. The company focuses on to design and develop microprocessors, system and physical IP, multimedia graphics and tools. Company’s business segments are IPs for software and semiconductors. Company focuses on providing processor IPs in the market.

  • In October 2019, Arm Limited made expansion in its product portfolio by introducing new product such as Arm  Ethos N 57, and N 37 NPUs, Arm Mali G57 GPU, Arm Mali D 37 DPU. These new products will help Arm Limited to gain market share in the market by offering wide range of products.

The company has wide global presence in Europe, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Synopsys, Inc.:

Synopsys, Inc. headquartered in California, U.S. was found in 1986. The company offers Silicon Design & Verification, Silicon IP, Software Integrity. Business segments of Synopsys, Inc. are EPA, IP & System Integration, Software Integrity of which market focussed segment is IP & System Integration. Company offers product in categories such as Silicon Design & Verification, Silicon IP, Software Integrity of which market focussed category is Silicon IP.

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  • In November, Synopsys, Inc. made a periodic contract with Esilicon to share its IP rights to generate greater revenues. Esilicon is one of the IP providers in the semiconductor IP market. The acquisition enhances the Synopsys, Inc.’s product portfolio, business segments and market share of the company in the market. 

The company has wide global presence in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. In addition to it, the company also generates its revenue from the various subsidiary companies such as Abigail (UK) Ltd. (U.K.), Alarity Corporation (Delaware), ARC International (UK) Ltd. (U.K.), ARC International Cambridge Ltd. (U.K.), ARC International I.P., Inc. (Delaware).


Xilinx has headquartered in California, U.S. was found in 1984. The company is engaged in manufacturing, developing and providing highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms for rapid innovation across various technologies. Company operates in advanced and core products business segments and categorizes its products in Devices, Board, Software Development Tools, Hardware Development Tools, Development Tools of which company focuses on Hardware Development Tools.

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  • In Feburary 2018, Xilinx showcased its AV and 8K over IP solutions which can be used for any network using any media. Pro AV installations products consists high bandwidth range and can stream video and audio at low latency. With higher band width and faster process Xilinx will have edging advantage over competitors and it would help Xilinx to attract more customers in their business and generate greater revenues.

The company has presence in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Latin America. In addition to it, the company also generates its revenue from the various subsidiary companies such as Xilinx Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd (Singapore), Xilinx K.K. (Japan), Xilinx Hong Kong Limited(China), Xilinx Ireland(Ireland), Xilinx Development Corporation(Edinburgh) and others.


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