Semico: 71 Applications Can't Be Wrong About ASIC Design Starts

Phoenix, AZ - August 30th, 2010 - The worldwide financial meltdown of 2008-2009 impacted the ASIC design start landscape as many designs that were underway were either cancelled outright or were suspended pending a recovery in the end markets. Starting at the end of 1Q09, the market decline halted, markets stabilized and came roaring back in the second half of 2009 and into 2010.  

The rise of the Basic SoC category, using CPU cores from 3rd Party Intellectual Party vendors rather than proprietary CPUs, has redefined the ASIC design start market as silicon designers are crafting their silicon solutions to meet changing market requirements and increasing design costs.

These changes and many more are outlined in a new report from Semico Research titled ASIC Design Starts by Key End Market Applications.

This report looks at changes and trends in 71 end applications concentrated in the Computer, Consumer, Communications, Transportation and Industrial market categories. The report tracks the design starts and unit shipments of nine different types of ASIC products--Analog, Mixed Signal, Gate Array, Advanced Performance Multicore SoCs, Value Multicore SoCs, Basic SoCs, PLDs, FPGAs and Structured ASICs--used in the profiled applications. Forecasts for all end applications, ASIC design starts and unit shipments are given from 2009-2014.

Some of the data discussed in 155 pages with 144 tables and 76 graphs include:

·    Total ASIC design starts fell 5.2% in 2009, while Semico is forecasting a return to growth with an increase of 9.1% in 2010.
·    Total ASIC design starts are forecast to show a CAGR of 7.6% from 2010 - 2014.
·    The number of 'first time' designs in the SoC market dropped 16.6% in 2009 while derivative SoC designs dropped only 7.8%.  
·    The fastest growing category of silicon solution is the Basic SoC at a CAGR of 20.2%.
·    The largest end market for ASIC design starts is the Communications market with 39.6% of the total.
·    The fastest growing market category is the Transportation segment with a CAGR of 10.7%.

Semico is about to publish a sister report titled ASIC Design Starts: Recovery in the Markets.  This report looks at design complexity, gate counts, starts by process geometry, regional design starts and gives forecasts for design starts and unit shipments by ASIC product type and end market category.

To order either of these reports, contact Sam Caldwell at or 602.214.9697.     

About Semico
We are a semiconductor marketing & consulting research company located in Phoenix, Arizona. Semico was founded in 1994 by a group of semiconductor industry experts. We have improved the validity of semiconductor product forecasts via technology roadmaps in end-use markets. Semico offers custom consulting, portfolio packages, individual market research studies and premier industry conferences.
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