This market research study analyzes the FPGA system market on a global level, and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. It recognizes the drivers and restraints affecting the industry and analyzes their impact over the forecast period. Moreover, it identifies the significant opportunities for market growth in the next few years.
A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit or semiconductor device used to implement logical function that an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) could perform, but the ability to update the functionality after manufacturing offers advantages such as re-programming in the field for rapid prototyping and debugging for many applications. FPGAs use programmable routing channels and pre-built logic blocks for implementing custom hardware functionality depending upon the embedded system developer configuring these devices. FPGAs are programmed and configured using Hardware Description Language (HDL) such as VHDL and Verilog. Some key benefits of FPGA technology are high performance, shorter time to market, cost effective solutions, reliability and long term maintenance.
High demand for bandwidth in wireless networks is expected to give impetus to the global FPGA market. Moreover, increasing demand for bandwidth has made service operators to provide compatible networks from 2G to 3G and further from 3G to LTE. In addition, growing demand for smartphones and tablets is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Automobiles continue to witness a proliferation of electronic content due to government pollution guidelines, and security and safety regulations. In addition, rising fuel prices in the global market have resulted in demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, which in turn is expected to drive FPGA content in automobiles. Rising usage of FPGA in imaging equipment of medical imaging and in automobile for high performance computing abilities is also fueling the market growth.
ASIC, ASSP usage has been parallel to that of FPGA in certain application areas. This is expected to be a potential threat to the market. ASIC offers full custom capability for design, since the device is manufactured to design specification. Moreover, lower unit costs as compared to FPGA for high volume designs make it a credible alternative to FPGAs. However, field re-programmability and faster time-to-market are the key factors supporting FPGA usage. ASIC vendors are moving towards using FPGA fabric to connect together Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), Central processing Unit (CPU) and Digital Signal processors (DSPs) among others. ASIC vendors are moving up-market and integrating ASIC with FPGA. Therefore, demand for FPGA is expected to remain substantial in the coming years.
The global FPGA market is segmented by region into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW). Geographically, Asia Pacific led the global FPGA market share in 2013. Countries such as Japan, China, India, Taiwan, and South Korea are key markets for consumer electronics, industrial, and automotive applications. Japan contributed to huge market share of the global FPGA market in 2013. FPGA market is highly concentrated among the players such as Xilinx Inc, Altera Corporation, Lattice Semiconductors and other regional and local companies, which have substantial presence across the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.
This report provides strategic analysis of the global FPGA market, and the growth forecast for the period 2014 to 2020. The span of the report includes competitive analysis of various market segments based on the types, module and in-depth cross sectional analysis of the FPGA market across different geographic segments. To support strategic decision making, the report also includes profiling of leading players in the industry, their market share and various strategies adopted by them. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis and market attractiveness analysis included in the report provide insight into market dynamics and industry competition.
The report also provides company market share analysis of the various industry participants with company overview, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis, and recent developments in the field of FPGA market. Major market participants profiled in this report include Xilinx Inc., Altera Corporation, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, among others.
The report segments the global FPGA market as:
FPGA Market: By geography
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
The report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to the above mentioned regions.
FPGA Market: By type