Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Market Size By Architecture (SRAM, Flash, Antifuse), By Process Technology (<28 nm, 28 nm – 90 nm, >90 nm), By Configuration (Low-range FPGA, Mid-range FPGA, High-range FPGA), By Application (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Industrial, Communications & Data Center, Aerospace & Defense), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

Published Date: Nov 2019  |  Report ID: GMI156  |  Authors: Ankita Bhutani, Shubhangi Yadav

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 190   |   Base Year: 2018




Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Market size exceeded USD 5 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to register gains at around 12% from 2019 to 2026.
 

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Market

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FPGA is a semiconductor device that can be electrically programmed to perform as a digital circuit or system. It can be reconfigured after the implementation and designing of the circuit, making it flexible than ASIC. FPGA offers various advantages, such as simple design cycle, cost efficiency, better performance, and real-time application, thus making its scope wider in consumer electronics, automotive, telecom, and other applications. The increasing demand for these devices in various applications, such as infotainment systems, speech recognition systems, and machine vision, is likely to boost the FPGA market opportunity. Furthermore, FPGA ICs are widely used by mobile phone manufacturers owing to their low power consumption and small size, benefiting the industry growth. For instance, in August 2017, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation launched the iCE 40 UltraPlus family, an ultra-low-power FPGA designed for tablets, smartphones, and other hardhanded devices. Also, in June 2015, the company announced the integration of its iCE 40 LM FPGA into ZTE’s Star 2 flagship smartphone as a sensor hub and IR remote control function.
 

Military equipment, such as radar and sensors, is increasingly adopting the implementation of these devices for waveform generation, image processing, etc. The rising focus to strengthen military forces and the implementation of many electronic systems is driving the market growth. In a radar system, these devices are used to attain high-performance data processing, ultra-wide bandwidth, and higher dynamic range. Moreover, an electronic warfare system is also one of the major implementation areas in the military application of these devices for Electronic Counter-Counter Measures (ECCM), enhancing the intelligent guided weapons and others. These devices assist these systems to quickly analyze and respond to various threats.
 

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: Over USD 5 Billion
Historical Data for: 2015 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR: 12% 2026 Value Projection: Over USD 13 Billion
Pages: 190 Tables, Charts & Figures: 262
Geographies covered (19): U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, GCC, South Africa
Segments covered: Architecture, Process technology, Configuration, Application
Companies covered (20): Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, Cobham plc, Efinix, Inc., Flex Logix Technologies, Inc., Intel Corporation, GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation, Lattice Semiconductor, Microsemi Corporation (Microchip), Omnitek (Intel), Quick Logic Corporation, Xilinx, Aldec, Inc., BitSim AB, ByteSnap Design, Cyient, Enclustra GmbH, EnSilica, Gidel, Mistral Solution Pvt. Ltd., Nuvation Engineering
Growth Drivers:
  • Low cost and faster time to market to drive demand over ASIC
  • Rising demand for ADAS and infotainment system in vehicles
  • Increasing adoption of AI and IoT globally
  • Adoption across data centers and high-performance computing systems
  • Flourishing automobile production in Mexico
  • Growing investments in <28nm process technology
  • Growth of design platforms and services to augment FPGA demand
  • Developments in 5G cellular technology
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • High cost of implementation and maintenance

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Increasing integration of SRAM FPGA with its high flexibility feature

On the basis of architecture, the market is segmented as SRAM, flash and antifuse. SRAM market is forecast to grow at CAGR of over 12.5% in the coming years. SRAM features high flexibility along with high performance and complexity, which is important in space applications. Furthermore, SRAM-based FPGA has witnessed upgrades, such as an internal flash memory, which eliminates the need for external non-volatile memory. For instance, Xilinx introduced the Spartan 3AN in the market, which contains an integrated flash memory module along with a SIP interface. SRAM-based FPGA can be partially reconfigured at a runtime that makes it more flexible and powerful to use in a variety of applications such as wired & wireless communication systems, network security, consumer products, broadcast, and aerospace & defense. SRAM is volatile and cannot store data without a power source.
 

 >28 nm FPGA market forecast to show significant growth owing to new product developments

Global Field Programmable Gate Array Market share, by process technology (USD Million)
Global Field Programmable Gate Array Market share, by process technology (USD Million)

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The market is segmented as <28nm, 28nm-90nm, >90nm based on process technology. The share for >28 nm is projected to experience a high growth rate in the coming years due to growing product developments and investments in this process technology. It delivers benefits, such as high performance, power reduction, and flexibility, compared to other process technologies such as 28 nm - 90 nm. 28 nm process technology consists of a wide variety of reference design, IP, and software tools, which can be used in various applications such as broadcast, storage, military, industrial, and automotive. For instance, Xilinx at the CAR-ELE Japan exhibited its 16 nm heterogeneous multi-processing SoC solutions used in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The solution enhances the ADAS application with improved power, integration, and power. Adding to this, in August 2019, Xilinx announced the expansion of its 16 nm Virtex UltraScale+ Family VU19P, which includes 35 billion transistors offering a maximum I/O count & logic density in a single device which will create market opportunities.
 

Growing integration of safety and infotainment systems into automotive application

Based on application, the market is segmented as consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, communications & data center, and aerospace & defense. The growing automotive safety systems market demand is a result of increasing safety concerns and government regulations, contributing to the revenue share of the FPGA market. FPGA helps the automotive OEMs and manufacturers to develop innovative safety applications, such as the ADAS system, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, and collision avoidance, owing to its high reliability, low power consumption, and security feature. In an ADAS system, field-programmable gate array offers a core data acquisition and supports various communication interfaces, such as camera and radar, accelerating the FPGA industry growth in the coming years. For instance, in September 2018, the Union Minister for Road and Highway Transport of India announced the implementation of the ADAS system to all vehicles by 2022, improving road safety in India.
 

Power reduction feature to drive the demand for low-range FPGA

The market is bifurcated as low-range, mid-range and high-range on the basis of configuration. Low-range FPGA is projected to be the fastest-growing segment based on configuration owing to the increasing demand for low-power consumption devices. It offers low logic density, low power consumption, and reduces complexity in the chip. These are used in a variety of applications such as consumer electronics, military, industrial, automotive, wireless application, and image processing. Xilinx offers several low-range FPGA, such as Spartan 6 family, Artix-7, and Zynq-7000, for I/O optimization, transceiver optimization, and system integration.
 

Growing investments in data centers in the Asia Pacific region

Asia Pacific FPGA market demand, by application, 2026 (USD Million)
Asia Pacific FPGA market demand, by application, 2026 (USD Million)

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Asia Pacific is one of the major regions and is projected to witness high growth opportunities owing to the increasing data centers in Malaysia and Singapore. Companies are investing in expanding their data centers in the region. For instance, in 2018, Alibaba Cloud entered the Singapore while various other major global data center specialists and cloud-based service providers plan to enter the Malaysian market. Moreover, economies of China and India are complementing the demand in the automotive sector with rising disposable income and consumer spending. Furthermore, according to the International Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, in 2018, Thailand witnessed a 9% increase in its automotive production, becoming one of the major automotive manufacturing centers in the region.
 

New product development is the major industry growth strategy

The field programmable gate array (FPGA) industry is moderately competitive owing to the presence of a limited number of strong and leading market players worldwide with their broad distribution networks. The prominent players present in the market are Intel Corporation, Xilinx, Achronix Semiconductor Corp., Altera Corporation, Cypress Semiconductor, and Microsemi Corporation. The increasing demand to process large amounts of data is generating a huge demand for these devices designed for high bandwidth applications. For instance, in May 2019, Achronix launched a new family of products, Speedster7t, especially for machine learning applications and high bandwidth networking. The company is focusing to meet the escalating demand for such devices in artificial intelligence and machine learning applications. Speedster7t offers higher performance, flexibility, and improved time to market. Additionally, in April 2019, Intel Corporation launched its new Agilex FPGA to deliver the requirements of data-centric businesses. The company is also focusing to strengthen its product range in the data center and networking market.
 

The market factors restraining the demand for these devices is high power consumption required compared to application-based integrated circuits, which may possess negative effects in the implementation for low-power applications. Adding to this, these devices have relatively higher manufacturing cost per unit, limiting the market growth.
 

The FPGA market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market by Architecture

  • SRAM
  • Flash
  • Antifuse

Market by Process Technology

  • <28 nm
  • 28 nm - 90 nm
  • >90 nm

Market by Configuration

  • Low-Range FPGA
  • Mid-Range FPGA
  • High-Range FPGA

Market by End-Use

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Communication & Data Center
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America 
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe 
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific 
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
  • Latin America 
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa 
    • South Africa
    • GCC 
       

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

FPGA is a semiconductor device that can be electrically programmed to perform as a digital circuit or system. It can be reconfigured after the implementation and designing of the circuit, making it flexible than ASIC.
With various advantages, such as simple design cycle, cost efficiency, better performance, and real-time application, FPGA finds scope in consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, communications & data center, and aerospace & defense sectors.
SRAM market is projected to grow at CAGR of over 12.5% from 2019 to 2026. SRAM features high flexibility along with high performance and complexity, which is important in space applications.
Asia Pacific is one of the major regions and is projected to witness high growth opportunities owing to increasing data centers in Malaysia and Singapore. Companies are investing in expanding their data centers in the region.

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