Programmable Logic ICs Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016

Winter Green Research
Published Date » 2010-09-22
No. Of Pages » 287

WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on Programmable Logic ICs Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010-2016. The 2010 study has 287 pages, 148 tables and figures. Programmable logic vendors are able to address an increasing number of ASIC and ASSP opportunities. As ASICs and ASSPs are displaced by FPGAs a significant market opportunity opens.

Competitive factors in the logic IC industry include product pricing, time-to-market, product performance, reliability, quality, power consumption and density, and field upgradability. Portable electronics are experiencing rapid growth. Segments include consumer, medical, industrial, and military.

Programmable logic IC markets are driven by the benefits of added convenience and increased productivity. Portable electronic design is becoming more challenging as product revisions require more advanced feature function packages. Improved performance is needed to achieve competitive advantage.

Programmable logic ICs decrease power consumption. Demand for longer battery life is increasing. Demands for improvements in the portable electronics markets include need for low active and static power consumption, small footprint packages, design security, higher integration, and live at power-up. The principal competitive factors in the PLD market include demand for broadband applications and broadband enabled devices. 

Altera Stratix IV family has been the fastest ramping FPGA product in the history of the PLD industry. Customer familiarity with existing vendors and entrenched products are compelling market forces. Vendors position to compete favorably with respect to these factors. Proprietary device architecture and installed base of software development systems provides competitive advantage. Due to unique architectural innovation and advanced technologies, product families provide varying degrees of competitive advantage.

Market leaders provide greater functionality and lower power consumption at a lower price for any given density compared to the predecessor products. Newer product features such as multi-gigabit transceivers and programmable power technology have enhanced our design win rate relative to other PLD vendors.

New product families are positioned to compete favorably against ASICs and ASSPs. Programmable logic ICs are positioned to compete against other types of chips such as microcontrollers, microprocessors, and digital signal processors.

Designers can add functionality of chips. Features can be added to PLDs using prebuilt and pre-verified IP cores. An IP core is typically offered in either a hard or soft form. A hard IP core is embedded into the actual circuitry of chips. A soft IP core is a licensed design file that customers incorporate into their design and program onto the PLD.

By incorporating more functionality and logic capacity on a programmable chip while providing the necessary design tools and IP cores to design a reliable system, programmable logic vendors can enhance the advantages of PLDs over competing solutions.

As is true of the semiconductor industry as a whole, the digital logic segment and the PLD sub-segment are intensely competitive, and each successive product generation is characterized by rapid technological change and price decline.

Programmable logic devices (PLDs) are semiconductor logic blocks that can be programmed after they are manufactured. The most common PLDs are Field- Programmable Gate Array (FPGAs).

Programmable logic integrated circuit markets are poised to achieve significant growth because the programmable units have an opportunity to achieve ASIC and ASSC market segment penetration. With increasingly shortened product cycles and higher costs to develop a component, the programmable logic components become an attractive alternative to the more rigid semiconductor devices.

The “process technology gap” between PLDs and ASIC and ASSP alternatives will increase over time and, when combined with the traditional PLD advantages of greater flexibility, lower development cost, and faster time-to-market, should drive the accelerated adoption of PLDs.

A decline in programmable logic semiconductor product selling prices has increased the opportunity for growth in the market with programmable units becoming more competitive with the ASIC devices as the total costs of development is considered. As the selling prices of products have decreased over time, vendors have been able to offset the selling price decreases by reducing manufacturing costs, improving yields, and increasing unit sales.

Ongoing efforts to keep pace with the decline in prices is a significant market factor. Revenues and gross margins are a matter of constant concern in the industry. International sales account for a majority of total sales.

Markets for programmable logic integrated circuit ICs at $3.5 billion in 2009 are anticipated to reach $9.6 billion by 2016, due in part to the demand for flexible devices to meet Internet and broadband opportunities.

Broadband market driving forces are articulated in part through the Internet on Ethernet networks. There are 2.5 billion Internet users. Wireless handsets are connecting to the broadband networks. There are 157 million broadband wireless handset users, out of a total 4.7 billion total wireless handset users. Cell phones have changed the world forever, they are inexpensive, affordable to almost every person on earth. Broadband is bringing the Internet to cell phones. Programmable logic ICs support broadband roll out.

According to Susan Eustis, President of WinterGreen Research, “Worldwide broadband markets are poised to achieve significant growth as broadband finds new uses and leverages existing ones. Costs of broadband devices are expected to decrease rapidly in response to the continuing economies of scale. Markets for Programmable logic ICs are compelling due to their innovation and flexibility
Table Of Content

Programmable Logic Market Driving Forces
Programmable Logic Market Shares
Programmable Logic Market Forecasts
The Programmable Logic Market

1.1 Programmable Logic ICs Design Aspects
1.2 Programmable Logic Devices PLDs Industry Overview
1.2.1 Digital Logic Overview
1.3 Programmable Logic IC Tipping Point in the Semiconductor Industry
1.4 Leveraging Enterprise Global Structure
1.4.1 Competing for Design Wins
1.4.2 Developing Competitive Products
1.5 Cost-Optimized Product Strategy
1.6 Programmable Logic IC Product Categories
1.7 Low-Power Flash Devices

2.1 Programmable Logic Market Driving Forces
2.2 Programmable Logic Market Shares
2.2.1 Xilinx
2.2.2 Altera
2.2.3 Lattice Programmable Logic ICs
2.2.4 Actel
2.2.5 Programmable Logic IC Market Competition
2.2.6 Programmable Logic IC Segment Market Shares
2.2.7 High End Programmable Logic ICs Markets
2.2.8 Ultra Low Power Programmable Logic ICs Market Shares
2.2.9 Mixed Signal Programmable Logic ICs
2.3 Programmable Logic Market Forecasts
2.3.1 Programmable Logic Device (PLD) Market Growth
2.3.2 Volume Point Where PLDs Are More Cost Effective Than ASICs
2.3.3 Programmable Logic IC Industry Segment Forecasts
2.3.4 High End Programmable Logic ICs
2.3.5 Mid Range Programmable Logic ICs
2.3.6 Low End Programmable Logic ICs
2.3.1 The Programmable Logic Market
2.3.2 Programmable Logic End Market Growth
2.3.3 Automotive Entertainment
2.3.4 Net Sales of FPGAs and CPLDs, and Other Products:
2.4 ASIC Semiconductor Market
2.4.1 Tipping Point With Respect To Displacing ASICs And ASSPs With Programmable Logic ICs
2.4.2 Competition From The ASIC Market
2.4.3 Programmable Logic IC Strategy for Displacement of ASICs and ASSPs
2.4.4 Cost Of Developing An ASIC Increasing
2.4.5 Semiconductor Design Platforms
2.5 Programmable Logic Market Segments
2.6 Semiconductor Markets
2.6.1 Discrete Semiconductor Devices
2.6.2 Cost Of Developing An ASIC
2.6.3 FPGAs Growth
2.6.4 Primary Reasons for FPGA Wins
2.7 Selected Programmable Logic Prices
2.8 Programmable Logic Regional Revenue

3.1 Altera Programmable Logic Products
3.1.1 Altera Stratix III and Stratix IV High-End, System-Level FPGAs
3.1.2 Altera Arria and Arria II GX Mid-Range, Transceiver-Equipped FPGAs
3.1.3 Altera Cyclone III and Cyclone IV Low-Cost FPGAs
3.1.4 Altera MAX II CPLDs
3.1.5 Altera HardCopy ASICs
3.1.6 Altera Intellectual Property Cores
3.1.7 Altera Development Tools
3.2 Xilinx
3.2.1 Xilinx Silicon Products
3.2.2 Xilinx Virtex FPGAs
3.2.3 Xilinx Spartan FPGAs
3.2.4 XilinxCPLDs
3.2.5 XilinxEasyPath™ FPGAs
3.2.6 XilinxDesign Platforms and Services Programmable Platforms
3.2.7 Xilinx Domain-Specific Platform
3.2.8 Xilinx Design Tools
3.3 Lattice Programmable Logic ICs
3.3.1 Lattice Programmable Mixed Signal Families
3.3.2 Lattice Power FPGA Positioning
3.4 Actel
3.4.1 Actel Low-Power FPGAs
3.4.2 Actel IGLOO Low-Power FPGAs Small Footprint
3.4.3 Actel Portable Applications
3.4.4 Actel Solutions
3.4.5 Actel Total System Cost
3.4.6 Actel Low System Cost
3.4.7 Actel Security
3.5 Quicklogic
3.5.1 Quicklogic Frame Recycler
3.5.2 QuickLogic Wake-up and Verify (WAV)
3.5.3 QuickLogic Smart Programmable Integrated Data Aggregator (SPIDA)
3.5.4 QuickLogic Framebuffer Solution to Extend Battery Life of Consumer Devices

4.1 Aspects of High Reliability ICs
4.2 ASICs, ASSPs, and PLD Competitive Positioning
4.3 Node Level Power Dissipation
4.3.1 Rapid Progress is Being Achieved for Development Methodology
4.4 ASIC / ASSP Development Cost Trend

5.1 Actel
5.1.1 Actel Second Quarter 2010 Revenue
5.1.2 Actel Net Revenues
5.2 Altera
5.2.1 Altera High-Performance, High-Density Programmable Logic Devices
5.2.2 Altera Net Sales By Customer Type
5.2.3 Altera Segment and Geographic Information
5.2.4 Altera Revenue
5.2.5 Altera Market Overview
5.2.6 Altera Sales Overview
5.2.7 Altera Sales by Product Category
5.2.8 Altera Net Sales By Product Category:
5.2.9 Altera Sales by Market Segment
5.2.10 Net sales of FPGAs and CPLDs, and Other Products:
5.2.11 Altera Sales by Geography
5.3 Lattice
5.3.1 Lattice MACHXO
5.3.2 Lattice Revenue
5.3.3 Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) Revenue
5.4 QuickLogic
5.4.1 Quicklogic Customized Solutions
5.4.2 QuickLogic CSSP Solution Concept
5.4.3 QuickLogic Quick Facts
5.4.4 QuickLogic Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter Revenue More Than Doubled Year over Year
5.4.5 QuickLogic
5.4.6 QuickLogic Announces Fiscal 2010 First Quarter Results - 27% Sequential Revenue Growth
5.4.7 QuickLogic Revenue By Product and by Geography
5.5 Xilinx
5.5.1 Xilinx Technology Drivers
5.5.2 Xilinx Strategy
5.5.3 Xilinx Revenue
5.5.4 Xilinx Product Segments, Revenue For New, Mainstream, And Base Chips
5.5.5 XilinxNet Revenues by End Markets
5.5.6 Xilinx Net Revenue by Industry Segment
5.5.7 Xilinx Net Revenues by Geography
5.5.8 Xilinx Geographic Segment Information
5.5.9 Xilinx Intellectual Property

List of Tables

List of Tables and Figures

Figure ES-1
Programmable Logic IC, the Killer App
Table ES-2
Programable Logic IC Market Driving Forces
Figure ES-3
Programable Logic Market Shares, Dollars, 2009
Table ES-4
Programmable Logic ICs Market Forecasts Dollars,
Worldwide, 2010-2016
Figure 1-1
Programmable Logic ICs Design Aspects
Table 1-2
Electronic Systems Different Types Of Digital Integrated Circuits
Table 1-3
Types of Logic Circuits
Table 1-4
Logic Circuit Product Variables
Figure 1-5
Flash Industry Specific Target Markets
Figure 2-1
Programmable Logic IC, the Killer App
Table 2-2
Programable Logic IC Market Driving Forces
Figure 2-3
Programable Logic Market Shares, Dollars, 2009
Table 2-4
Programmable Logic ICs Market Shares Dollars,
Worldwide, 2009 and H1 2010
Figure 2-5
Key Growth Opportunities for Xilinx
Figure 2-6
Xilinx Looks to Capture Existing ASIC and ASSP
Revenue With Programable Logic ICs
Figure 2-7
Xilinx Virtex-6 IC Programable Logic Advances
Figure 2-8
High End Programmable Logic ICs Market Shares
Dollars, Worldwide, H1 2010
Figure 2-9
High End Programmable Logic ICs Market Shares
Dollars, Worldwide, H1 2010
Table 2-10
Ultra Low Power Programmable Logic ICs Market
Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, H1 2010
Table 2-11
Mixed Signal Programmable Logic ICs Market Shares,
Dollars, Worldwide, H1 2010
Table 2-12
Programmable Logic ICs Market Forecasts Dollars,
Worldwide, 2010-2016
Table 2-13
Programmable Loic ICs Market Forecasts Dollars and
Percent Growth, Worldwide, 2010-2016
Figure 2-14
High End Programmable Logic ICs Market Forecasts
Dollars, Worldwide, 2010-2016
Figure 2-15
Mid Range Programmable Logic ICs Market Forecasts
Dollars, Worldwide, 2010-2016
Figure 2-16
Low End Programmable Logic ICs Market Forecasts
Dollars, Worldwide, 2010-2016
Table 2-17
Programmable Logic Integrated Circuit IC Market Forecasts,
Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2010-2016
Figure 2-18
Projected Growth PLD End Market Estimates
Table 2-19
Programmable Logic Device Market Industry Positioning
Figure 2-20
Automotive Entertainment Uses
Programmable Semiconductor ICs
Figure 2-21
Programmable Logic FPGA and CPLD ICs Market Segments,
Percent Worldwide, 2009
Figure 2-22
Programmable Logic FPGA and CPLD ICs Market Segments,
Percent Worldwide, 2009
Table 2-23
Net Sales of FPGAs and CPLDs, 2007-2009
Table 2-24
Programmable Logic FPGA and CPLD ICs Market Segments
Worldwide, 2009
Figure 2-25
Programmable ICs Opportunity Drivers
Figure 2-26
ASIC/ASSP Application Gap
Figure 2-27
Xilinx Virtex-6 Recent Design Wins Bu Industry Segment
Table 2-28
Primary Reasons for FPGA Wins
Figure 2-29
Programmable Logic Regional Revenue Q2 2010
Figure 2-30
Xilinx Programmable Logic Regional Revenue Q2 2010
Figure 2-31
Lattice Programmable Logic Regional Revenue Q2 2010
Figure 2-32
Quicklogic Programmable Logic Regional Revenue Q2 2010
Figure 2-33
Actel Programmable Logic Regional Revenue Q2 2010
Table 2-34
Altera Sales by Geography
Table 3-1
Altera Programmable Logic Device Categories
Figure 3-2
Xilinx Virtex Next Generation Performance
Table 3-3
Xilinx FPGA Product Positioning
Figure 3-4
Xilinx Design Industrial Wins
Figure 3-5
Xilinx Automotive Design Wins
Figure 3-6
Xilinx TDP Positioning
Figure 3-7
Xilinx Next Generation Software Platform
Figure 3-8
Xilinx Unified Architecture Supports Range of Applications
Figure 3-9
Xilinx Ultra High End FPGA
Figure 3-10
Xilinx is Enabling Power Efficient Low End Applications
Figure 3-11
Xilinx FPGA Innovatiion in Runtime
Figure 3-12
Xilinx Virtex and Spartan Aerospace and Defense Design Wins
Table 3-13
Xilinx Virtex-FPGA family High-Performance, 40-Nm
Process Technology Optimized To Deliver Feature
Mixes To Address A Variety Of Markets
Table 3-14
Xilinx Sixth Generation Spartan FPGA Series FPGA Family
Figure 3-15
Lattice FPGA Product Solutions
Figure 3-16
Lattice Programmable Mixed Signal Family Roadmap
Figure 3-17
Lattice Programmable Mixed Signal Families Benefits
Figure 3-18
Lattice FPGA Product Positioning
Table 3-19
Lattice Lower Power Components Benefits
Figure 3-20
LatticeECP3 Static (Quiescent ) Power Consumption of vs.
Competing FPGAs
Figure 3-21
Total LatticeECP3 Power Consumption of vs.
Competing FPGAs
Table 3-22
Lattice Power Manager
Table 3-23
Lattice Clock Manager
Table 3-24
Actel IGLOO Series Of Low Power FPGAs Key Features
Table 3-25
Actel IGLOO Series Devices
Table 3-26
Actel IGLOO Series Of Low Power FPGAs Vertical Markets
Table 3-27
Actel Series of FPGAs
Figure 3-28
Actel IGLOO low-power FPGAs Small Footprint
Figure 3-29
Actel IGLOO Low-Power FPGAs Battery Life in
Hours, 50% Idle, 50% at 100 Mhz Operation
Figure 3-30
Actel IGLOO Low-Power FPGAs Battery Life in
Hours, 95% Idle, 5% at 100 Mhz Operation
Table 3-31
Actel Component Functions
Figure 3-32
Actel IDE, SDIO, USB, And Mini PCI Interface
Figure 3-33
Actel Applications
Table 3-34
Actel's Solution Segments
Figure 3-35
Actel Mixed Signal Integration Features
Table 3-36
Actel Nonvolatile Devices Key Benefits
Figure 3-37
Actel Low Power
Figure 3-38
Actel Low Power Advantage
Table 3-39
Actel Features
Figure 3-40
Actel Security Features
Figure 3-41
Quicklogic Significantly Extends Handheld Device
Battery Life with DPO
Table 3-42
Quicklogic Solution Platform Family Integration
Figure 3-43
Quicklogic Display Power Consumption Through Intelligent Control
Table 3-44
QuickLogic SPIDA Smart Programmable
Integrated Data Aggregator Technology Performance
Figure 4-1
Actel High Reliability ICs
Table 4-1
ASIC, ASSP, and PLD Feature Comparison
Figure 4-3
Node Level Power Dissipation
Figure 4-4
Low Power Designs
Figure 4-5
Innovation in Power Reduction Technologies
Figure 4-6
Rapid Progress is Being Achieved for Development Methodology
Figure 4-7
Xilinx Leadership in Partial Reconfiguration
Figure 4-8
Xilinx Partial Reconfiguration Application
Figure 4-9
Xilinx Anatomy of Targeted Design Platform
Figure 4-10
ASIC / ASSP Development Cost Trend
Figure 4-11
Balance Between Mid Market ICs and Ultra-High End
Programmable Logic Devices
Figure 5-1
Actel Profile
Figure 5-2
Actel FPGA Solves ASIC Business Model Problems
Figure 5-3
Actel FPGA Solves ASIC Business Model Problems as
Cost of Design Increases at Smaller Nodes
Figure 5-4
Actel FPGA Solves ASIC Business Model Problems as
Number of Design Starts Decreasing with Shift to Smaller Nodes
Figure 5-5
Actel Technology Roadmap
Table 5-6
Actel Significant Developments During Q2 2010
Figure 5-7
Actel Revenue by Geography, Q1 2010
Figure 5-8
Actel Revenue by End Market, Q1 2010
Figure 5-9
Actel Quarterly Net Revenues
Figure 5-10
Actel Flash FPGA revenues
Table 5-11
Altera Market Segments, Sub-Segments, and Application/Products
Figure 5-12
Lattice Company Profile
Table 5-13
Lattice PDL and FPGA Product Positioning
Table 5-14
Lattice ECP3 Mid-Range FPGA Product Positioning
Table 5-15
Lattice MACHXO Features
Table 5-16
Lattice ispMACH 4000ze Features
Figure 5-17
Lattice Development Kits
Figure 5-18
Lattice Worldwide Sales, Engineering, and Headquarters Presence
Figure 5-19
Lattice Worldwide Manufacturing Partner Presence
Figure 5-20
Lattice Worldwide Sales and Distribution Partners
Figure 5-21
Lattice Mid Range Strategy
Figure 5-22
Lattice Low Density Strategy
Figure 5-23
Lattice Mid Range and Low Density Programmable
Digital Segment Strategy
Figure 5-24
Lattice Quarterly Revenue
Figure 5-25
Lattice New Product Quarterly Revenue
Figure 5-26
Lattice 2Q 2010 Quarterly Revenue
Figure 5-27
Xilinx Range of Markets
Figure 5-28
Xilinx Customer Base
Figure 5-29
Xilinx CT Scan Value Provided
Table 5-30
Xilinx End Markets, Sub-Segments, and Applications
Table 5-31
Xilinx Customer Applications
Table 5-32
Xilinx Strategy Is For Expansion
Table 5-33
Xilinx Strategic Positioning
Figure 5-34
Xilinx Revenue
Figure 5-35
Xilinx Historical Revenue, 1997-2010
Figure 5-36
Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms
Figure 5-37
Xilinx Revenue Performance at High End
Figure 5-38
Xilinx Virtex Revenue Ramp-Up
Figure 5-39
Xilinx Worldwide Sales Model
Figure 5-40
Xilinx Next Generation Foundry Partners
Figure 5-41
Xilinx Building on Virtex Leadership
Figure 5-42
Virtex 5 Sales Exceed $100M in FYQ3
Figure 5-43
Xilinx Leadership in High Performance Transceivers

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