Global Hybrid FPGA Market 2017-2021
About Hybrid FPGA
FPGAs are reprogrammable silicon ICs that comprise controllable logic blocks and interconnects. These FPGAs are used to configure customizable hardware. FPGAs are completely reconfigurable, which indicates that these chips can be used for different circuit reconfigurations. One of the major features of FPGAs is their parallel nature. FPGAs contain over 200,000 controllable logic blocks, which can be interconnected in any manner as per the user requirements. Based on requirements, different logic blocks can be configured for different functions. FPGAs can be divided into different segments and these segments can work autonomously without any interference from other controllable logic blocks. Thus, independent tasks can work in parallel to each other.Technavio’s analysts forecast the global hybrid FPGA market to grow at a CAGR of 9.44% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global hybrid FPGA market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of hybrid FPGAs.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Hybrid FPGA Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global hybrid FPGA market: Achronix Semiconductor, FPGA family, Intel, Lattice Semiconductor, and XILINX.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Atmel, FLEX LOGIX TECHNOLOGIES, Microsemi, and Texas Instruments.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing growth of hybrid FPGAs in HPC sector. HPC is a combination of processes aimed at delivering the highest and the most efficient performance in terms of computing. HPC addresses data and computation-intensive tasks, such as modeling and simulation, that classical computers cannot solve. An HPC system is a cluster of processors with node sizes ranging from 16 to 64 nodes. It uses algorithms, networks, and simulated environments for small supercomputers to large supercomputers and can even be applied to quantum computers in the future. The high-performance computing market is being driven by the need to gain economic competitiveness and innovation on the product front. Recent developments such as the advent of cloud-based HPC are attracting small and medium enterprises to this domain.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing demand for substitutes for ASICs. Application-specific IC is a microchip designed for special applications, which include a certain kind of transmission protocol like TCP/IP. ASICs are manufactured with custom designs as per the device configuration or with the end-user specification. ASIC is a major component of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart devices. However, ASICs have a number of issues, which have compelled vendors to search for their substitutes.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Threat of substitutes. One of the major challenges that hybrid FPGAs face is the threat of substitutes such as ASICs, ASSPs, and system on chip. ASICs are microchips designed for special applications, including certain kinds of transmission protocols like TCP/IP or portable computer. Each ASIC has a targeted function with respect to the device, operated by end-users in different applications. ASICs are often referred to as standard cells, basically a type of ASIC design. They are mainly used in devices like smartphones, laptops, TVs, PCs, and wearables. The total production cost is low as they are manufactured in large volumes. This is one of the major benefits of ASICs, which has proven to be a challenge for the deployment of hybrid FPGAs. Hybrid FPGAs cannot be used for high-volume production, which is a major drawback.
Achronix Semiconductor, FPGA family, Intel, Lattice Semiconductor, XILINX, Atmel, FLEX LOGIX TECHNOLOGIES, Microsemi, and Texas Instruments.
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