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Global Semiconductor Fabrication Software Market 2017-2021

Global Semiconductor Fabrication Software Market 2017-2021

About Semiconductor Fabrication Software

Semiconductor fabrication software comprises design software tools (EDA tools) and production software tools. Electronic design automation (EDA) is a software tool that is used to design electronic systems. It can vary for computer or mobile device chips to chips used in satellites. The value of EDA tools is increasing over time due to the growing complexity of electronics. The growth of SoC circuits involves integrating multiple components on a chip while production software tools are used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global semiconductor fabrication software market to grow at a CAGR of 1.6% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global semiconductor fabrication software market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from licensing several software tools to semiconductor companies worldwide.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Semiconductor Fabrication Software Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Applied Materials
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • KLA-Tencor
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Synopsys
Other prominent vendors
  • Agnisys
  • Aldec
  • Ansoft
  • ATopTech
  • FEI
  • JEDA Technologies
  • Rudolph Technologies
  • Sigrity
  • Tanner EDA
  • Xilinx
  • Zuken
Market driver
  • Growing complexity of semiconductor device designs.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Constant variability in manufacturing processes.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • High need for semiconductor memory devices.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Semiconductor Fabrication Software Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global semiconductor fabrication software market: Applied Materials, Cadence Design Systems, KLA-Tencor, Mentor Graphics, and Synopsys.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Agnisys, Aldec, Ansoft, ATopTech, FEI, JEDA Technologies, Rudolph Technologies, Sigrity, Tanner EDA, Xilinx, and Zuken.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is growing acceptance of wearable technology. Wearable technology signifies devices like heart rate monitors, smartwatches, smart glasses, smart fabrics, and fitness bands. They offer features such as tracking of daily activities and communication services while also monitoring fitness levels. The devices function using mobile communications technology with the help of sensors that are integrated into them. The high potential of the market has resulted in semiconductor device manufacturers such as Toshiba to develop specialized ICs only for wearable technology.”

According to the report, one driver in market is increasing requirement for SoC technology. The last decade has witnessed a growth in the market for smart appliances and digital homes. This has resulted in the demand for high-power, efficient, and smart electronic devices from the end-user segment. These changes have been brought about by advances in device technology and the integration of billions of transistors on SoC. The high processing capability of these chips has made it possible to adhere to the demand for embedded graphics and multicore technologies. This development is in line with the growing complexity of chip designs in the semiconductor industry.

Further, the report states that one challenge in market is high inventory levels in supply chain. The semiconductor industry is cyclical in nature, which affects the operating results of vendors for a specific period due to severe downturns. Semiconductor device manufacturers face risks such as overcapacity, low demand, and high price competition. Changes in customer requirements due to new manufacturing capacity and advances in technology will affect semiconductor device manufacturers significantly during the forecast period. The overall expenditure of semiconductor device manufacturers is drastically affected during this period. They look at avenues where costs can be reduced, with R&D expenses being one of them. This results in underutilization of vendor facilities. During these cyclical periods, customers purchase less, delay delivery of ordered products, or cancel orders. The reduced net sales and backlogs, delays in revenue recognition, and excess inventory for the vendors act as a major challenge for them. High price competition due to low demand in the market affects their gross margins, and they look to sell the excess capacity and focus less on R&D and designing of chips.

Companies Mentioned

pplied Materials, Cadence Design Systems, KLA-Tencor, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Agnisys, Aldec, Ansoft, ATopTech, FEI, JEDA Technologies, Rudolph Technologies, Sigrity, Tanner EDA, Xilinx, Zuken.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Definition
    • Base year and forecast period
    • Market overview
    • Market size computation
      • Table Semiconductor fabrication software revenue generation
    • Geographical coverage
      • Table Major countries covered
    • Product segmentation
    • Vendor segmentation
    • Top vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global semiconductor fabrication software market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Attributes essential for design method development
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by software solutions
    • Table Share of semiconductor fabrication software solutions for different segments 2016
    • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market by solutions 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market by solutions 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global semiconductor fabrication software market for CAE
      • Table Semiconductor fabrication software market for CAE 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global semiconductor fabrication software market for IC physical design and verification
      • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market for IC physical design and verification 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global semiconductor fabrication software market for PCB and MCM
      • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market for PCB and MCM 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global semiconductor fabrication software market for fab management software
      • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market for fab management software 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global semiconductor fabrication software market for process control software
      • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market for process control software 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market by geography 2016 (% share)
    • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market by geography (% share) 2016-2021
    • Table Global semiconductor fabrication software market by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Semiconductor fabrication software market in APAC
      • Table Semiconductor fabrication software market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Semiconductor fabrication software market in the Americas
      • Table Semiconductor fabrication software market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Semiconductor fabrication software market in EMEA
      • Table Semiconductor fabrication software market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Growing complexity of semiconductor device designs
      • Table Node transition in semiconductor industry
    • Increasing requirement for SoC technology
    • Demand for miniaturized electronic devices of high precision across sectors
      • Table Estimated percentage share of semiconductor chips by sector 2021
    • Adoption of FinFET architecture
    • High R&D investments
      • Table Top R&D spenders in the semiconductor industry
    • Advent of IoT and connected devices
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Constant variability in manufacturing processes
    • High inventory levels in supply chain
      • Table Global semiconductor market trend 1990-2015 ($ billions)
    • Threat from open-source and pirated CAM software
    • Continuous updating of software tools
    • Consolidation in end-user industries
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • High need for semiconductor memory devices
      • Table CAGR of 3D NAND and DRAM 2016-2021
    • Growing acceptance of wearable technology
    • Growth of smart cities
    • Growth in technological convergence
    • Rise in number of fabless semiconductor companies
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Principal parameters of competition in semiconductor fabrication software market
      • Table Demand factors for EDA tools
    • Key vendors
      • Table Segment wise revenue break-up 2015 ($ billions)
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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