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Licensing, Royalty and Service Revenues for 3rd Party IP: 2021 Market Analysis and Forecast

SKU: SC105-21

The 3rd Party Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) market has seen great innovation in the products it offers to System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designers over the last ten years. If any market segment in the semiconductor industry typifies the intense evolutionary pressures that the entire electronics market has undergone, it is the 3rd Party IP market.
Most of these evolutionary forces are driven by the need to integrate more functionality in fewer devices at the system level and in ever-smaller footprints. The primary method to accomplish this today is using 3rd Party IP. The IP market has evolved to supply the solutions SoC designers require to craft their very innovative silicon products in response to ever-changing market requirements.
Rather than looking at the 3rd Party IP market as a monolithic segment, tracking revenues by year, Semico Research Corp. has created this report to analyze the IP market by functional category and then sub-divide these categories into revenues by quarter. This quarterly data is contained in the accompanying spreadsheet (SC105-21.xls) and provides more granularity. This report provides the analysis of the data and some additional data on design starts, IP costs and SoC unit shipments. Semico has arranged the IP market in this report by the following IP types:

Memory CPU Core DSP Core
Graphics Analog Interface
Logic / Embedded Analytics Chip Enhancement Interconnect
Security Audio eFPGA

Each category consists of licensing revenues, royalty revenues and service revenues with actual revenues tracked from 1Q06 – 4Q20 and then a forecast of revenues from 1Q21 – 4Q25. In addition, based on other research Semico has conducted to gather data in the SoC design start landscape, three charts are included for each IP category that show the following data:

  • Average Licensing Revenues Per SoC Design ($K)
  • Average Royalty Revenues Per SoC ($0.00)
  • Average Service Revenues Per SoC Design ($K)

At 151 pages long, Semico’s latest report--Licensing, Royalty and Service Revenues for 3rd Party IP: 2021 Market Analysis and Forecast—contains 22 Tables and 94 Figures in the report.  The accompanying spreadsheet 132 tables and 175 figures for high level of granularity and insight on this topic.

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