Global System-On-A-Chip Industry

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global System-On-A-Chip Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for System-On-A-Chip (SOC) in US$ Million. The global market is analyzed for following end-use segments– Computers, Communication Equipment, Consumer Electronic Devices, Automotive Applications, and Others (Including Industrial Automation, Military, Medical and Other Applications). The report also analyzes the global market for SOCs by the following two major types- SoCs Based on Standard Cell, and SoCs Based on Embedded IP.The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 189 companies including many key and niche players such as Actel Corporation, Altera Corporation, ARC International, ARM Holdings, Broadcom Corporation, Core Logic, Freescale Semiconductor, GCT Semiconductor Inc., Infineon Technologies, Intel Corporation, LSI Corporation, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd, Mentor Graphics Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation, NVIDIA Corporation, ON Semiconductors Corporation, Palmchip Corporation, Provigent, Inc., Renesas Technology Corp., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., STMicroelectronics N.V, Synopsys Inc., Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Texas Instruments, Toshiba America Electronics Components, Xilinx, Inc., Zilog Inc., and Ziptronix, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.





Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3


Semiconductor and IC Industry: A Rudimentary Overview 5

Developments in ICs Over the Years 5

System-on-A-Chip (SoC): A Major Breakthrough in Semiconductor

Industry 6

Market Overview 6

Increasing Need for Compactness and High Speed Performance -

Rationale for Adoption of SoCs in Electronics Industry 7

Current Market Scenario 7

Instability of the Chip Industry Echoes Downstream Into the

SoC Market 7

Recovery Gets Underway 8

Post Recession Opportunities in Key End-Use Sectors 9

Outlook 9

Computers and Consumer Electronics - Primary Revenue

Contributors 10

Use of SoCs in Communication Equipment Gains Traction 10

Wide Application of SoCs in Mobile Phones and Broadband

Networks 11

SoCs Market Embracing New Changes in Design Methodology 11

Developments in Multiple Systems-on-a-Chip Augurs Well for SoC

Market 11

Key Growth Drivers 12

New End-Use Devices Spark Up SoCs Market 12

Standardization to Drive the Market 12

Innovations to Drive Growth 13

Advent of Three-Dimensional Chips to Boost the Market 13

Appeal of 3D Chip Soars Among End-Use Sectors 14

Competitive Overview 14

Historic Statistical Findings: A Review 15

Table 1: Global Hard Disk Drives (HDD) SoCs Market (2005):

Market Share Breakdown by Company for Agere, Marvell and

STMicroelectronics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 15

Table 2: Global Programmable Logic Device (PLD) Market

(2005): Percentage Share Breakdown by Company for Xilinx,

Altera and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 15


Increasing Usage of SoC Solutions in Medical Field 16

Growing Demand for 90-nm Technology 16

Customization to Meet Client's Requirements 16

Customizable Analog IPs Add New Dimension to Complex SoCs 17

Embedded Software to Power System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Solutions 17

Advanced ESL Design-for-Verification Solution to Reduce

Verification Time for Complex SoCs 18

Dual-Core Processors Gain Ground 18

SoC IP Designs Witness Rising Demand 18

ASIC Designs for Supersystems Make a Foray 19

Development of IP Market 19

Emergence of System-above-Chip (SaC) Market 19

Advent of Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) Technology 20

Development of Reusable IPs 20

Innovations Address Power Leakage and Multiple Tasks Handling 20

Multi-Tasking Microprocessors Gain Significance 21

EDA and Silicon Intellectual-Property (IP), Two Burgeoning

Sectors 21

FPGA Makes Inroads in the Semiconductor Chips Market 22

Development of Premanufactured ASICs, and Flash-and SRAM-

Series of FPGAs 22

Innovative Design Configuration of FPGAs 22

Emergence of Three-Tier Design Approach of FPGA-Based Chips 23

Evolution of System-On-A-Programmable Chip (SOPC) 23

Standard Logic and Interface Equipment Prevails 23

Compact Size of Logic Devices Favors Growth 24

Key Challenges 24

High Costs, a Major Deterrent 24

Time-to-Market Pressures 25

Verification Challenges 25

Testers - A Solution to the Challenge 26

IP Compatibility Issue 27

Issues Related to Marketing of ICs 27

Customer & Software Support and Staffing Challenges 27

System-in-Package (SiP) : A Potential Threat to System-on-a-Chip 28

SiP Market 28


Global Semiconductor Industry - An Overview 29

The Moore's Law Gives Rise to Sophisticated, Faster and

Cheaper Chips 29

Technology Advancements Provide Necessary Impetus 29

Semiconductor Industry by Geographic Markets 29

Asia and the US - Two Major Semiconductors Market 29

Leading Semiconductor Players 30

Table 3: World Market for Semiconductors (2009): Breakdown of

Revenue of Top 20 Players (In US$ Billion) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 30

Table 4: Global Semiconductors Market (2008): Percentage

Market Share Breakdown by End-Use Segment (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 31

MEMS Market 31


SoC - Emerging Technology in the Global Semiconductor Industry 32

Components of SoC 32

System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Block Diagram 32

SoC Design Benefits 33

"Second-Generation" SoCs 33

ASIC SSOC - A New Dimension 33

SoC Device Types 33

Standard Cells 33

Embedded IP 34

Micro Logic IP 34

Memory IP 34


Analog IP & Other Components 34

Standards For SOCs 34

SoC Processor Types 35

Soft Instruction Processors 35

Configurable Processors 35

Total Design Strategies for SoC 35

Architecture Strategy 36

Design-for-Test Strategy 36

Validation Strategy 36

Synthesis and Back-End Strategy 36

Integration Strategy 37


Computers 38

Communications Equipment 38

Consumer Electronics Devices 38

Automotive Applications 38

Others 39

Industrial Automation & Military 39

Medical & Office Devices 39

CRM and Hearing Aid Products Dominate the Category 39

New Mixed-Signal Radio-Frequency (RF) Technology Design 40

SoC-Equipped Nanorobots 40


Interconnect - A Growing Sector of Semiconductor IP Market 41


System-on-a-Chip (SoC) for Printers 42

W-OFDM-SoCs 42

Xilinx® Virtex™ FPGAs and Embedded Solutions 42

EPON-Based System-on-a-Chip (SoC) 43

RapidChip® SoC Prototyping Platform 43

Analog Devices Othello-E Transceiver 43

True System-on-a-Chip (SoC) 44

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