Recap and Outlook for Global and Taiwanese IC Design Industries in 2019

Recap and Outlook for Global and Taiwanese IC Design Industries in 2019

In 2018, the global IC design demand was affected by the slowdown of the smartphone market and seven consecutive years of declines in personal computers. Despite so, the global fabless IC design industry was still able to continue growth in 2018, driven mainly by the rise of emerging applications involved large-size high-resolution panels, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and 5G technology, which are shaping the industry trend from high computing efficiency toward high quality. In 2019, the continued demand for driver ICs and high-efficiency computing power is expected to slow the decline of the global fabless IC industry, ushering in a new development stage of China’s fabless IC design industry. This report recaps the fabless IC industry development in 2018 from global and Taiwan perspectives, and analyzes key trends in 2019 and beyond.


  • OVERVIEW
    • Global Semiconductor Market Development
    • Development of the Global IC Design Industry
      • Global Industry Value Witness Growth in 2018
    • The Fabless IC Design Industry by Region
      • Chinese IC Design Industry's Global Share is Increasing Constantly
    • Development of Major IC Design Companies
      • Table Global Top 10 IC Design Companies in 2018
    • Shipment Value of the Chinese Fabless IC Design Industry Continues to Grow
      • Table China's Top 10 Fabless IC Design Companies in 2018
  • TAIWAN IC DESIGN INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
    • Shipment Value of the Taiwanese Fabless IC Design Industry
    • Product Mix Analysis
      • Fabless ICs for Computing, Communication, and Consumer Applications
      • Communication ICs Remain Mainstream
    • Major Taiwan IC Design Companies
      • Table Taiwan's Top 10 IC Design Companies in 2018
    • IC Design Industry Development
      • Panel Driver and TDDI ICs to Lead the Evolution on Smartphones
      • New Products and Applications to Drive Future Opportunity
  • OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
    • Impact of the US-China Trade Fight
      • Fabless IC Design is China's Key Investment Focus
      • US-China Trade War Speeding Up Localization of the Semiconductor Industry in China
      • Uncertainties Lead to New Industry Reorganization
    • AI Edge Computing Changing the IC Design Industry's Business Model
  • MIC PERSPECTIVE
    • Seeking New Export Opportunities from Trade Fight
    • Emerging Technologies Make More Applications Possible
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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