Global Field Programmable Gate Array Market - Segmented by Configuration (High-End FPGA, Mid-Range FPGA, Low-End FPGA), Architecture (SRAM Based FPGA, Anti-Fuse Based FPGA, Flash Based FPGA), End-User Industry (Telecommunication, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Industrial, Military and Aerospace, Healthcare), and Region - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)
The global field programmable gate array market (FPGA) was valued at USD 5.96 billion in 2017, and is expected to reach a value of USD 9.80 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.64%, during the forecast period (2018 - 2023).The scope of the report covers various segments by configuration high-end FPGA, mid-range FPGA, low-end FPGA, by architecture SRAM based FPGA, anti-fuse based FPGA, flash based FPGA. The end-user industries are limited to telecommunication, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, healthcare, military & aerospace. While the region considered in the scope of the report include North America, Europe, Asia pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.
RISING COST of ASIC DESIGN
Many factors were making it extremely difficult and expensive to design and manufacture traditional Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). This leads to the significant use of programmable solutions of different forms that are increasingly referred to as programmable platforms. Design tools are finding it hard to hold the complexity and electrical design challenges faced through each new generation of technology. The ultimate result would be less increase of design productivity even though there is an increase in expensive design tools. The rising manufacturing costs of ASIC means, high non-recurring design and manufacturing cost that is considered as either larger break even volumes at fixed per-unit prices, or prohibitive per-unit prices at fixed volumes. The development and design of an ASIC, along with ASIC layout is a costly process. There are several levels of customization, which include Gate Array, Full Custom Design, Standard Cell, and Field Programmable Logic to reduce the design costs. These categories of levels help in reducing costs for designs, where there is no requirement of large levels of customization of the ASIC.
SRAM based FPGAs is One of the Fastest Growing Amongst the Other Architectures
SRAM based FPGAs (static random access memory based field programmable gate arrays) are configured with data logical cells in static memory because SRAM are volatile without power source. The rise in applications of SRAM FPGAs in harsh radiation environments has increased recently. Programmable devices require reduction techniques for ensuring targeting memory with user logic and embedded RAM blocks. The storage of SRAM help in configuring data with internal volatile memory cells with distribution being done throughout the device. Volatility is the major drawback of SRAM based FPGA because when there is no power availability then the entire programming is lost. Overcoming of these volatilities require external storage with application where there is more power availability as this helps in taking inputs from external storage devices. There is a possibility that using volatility of data as a security feature, helping the SRAM based FPGA to erase the entire program if it is tampered.
Telecommunications contributes a major market share
Substantially to most of the countries, which include wired and wireless communications; 4G LTE services are adopted across the globe, mostly in North America and the Asia Pacific. Additionally, the internet users have increased even in the rural areas. These improvements have raised the number of network operators and mobile network infrastructure providers. These network operators need more bandwidth and higher speed of data or download speed to fulfill the needs of customers.
Asia-Pacific Region Dominated the Market over Other Regions
The growing markets in the APAC region are: Japan, India, China, and others. These are the hubs for industries that are integral to the FPGA market, such as automotive and consumer electronics. In 2017, Japan was among the most influential players in not just Asia-Pacific, but the global FPGA market.
Key Developments in the Market