SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 13, 2005 - Worldwide merchant market dollar shipments of structured ASIC products are forecast to soar from the $209.8 million reached last year to $2.53 billion by 2009, reports In-Stat (http://www.in-stat.com). While the use of this technology will be dominated by ASIC designs throughout the forecast period, it will find growing applications in the world of Application-Specific Standard Products (ASSPs), whose revenues will reach nearly 30% of the market’s total by 2009. Communications, as is the case for most products of this type, will dominate the consumption of structured ASIC products, with the majority of applications being in the networking infrastructure, telecom, and cellular basestation segments.
A recent report by the high-tech market research firm found the following:
The Americas, followed by Japan, will dominate product consumption, accounting for more than 80% of all product dollar consumption over the forecast period.
Of the three major structured ASIC configuration categories, i.e., embedded array (embedded in a cell-based design), embedded FPGA (also embedded in a cell-based design) and reconfigurable CPU, the embedded array (or eArray) segment will dominate dollar shipments, albeit continually losing ground to the other methodologies.
The second largest end-use category for structured ASICs will be industrial, with the largest applications being in the medical, factory automation and instrumentation arenas.
The report, Structured ASICs: Designing For The Future (#IN0501919DE), includes an updated and in-depth analysis of the structured ASIC market. The report examines the major configuration options, including array-based, FPGA-based, configuration platform, and several others. Also examined is the relationship between the six major end-use market categories, as well as by second-level applications for the worldwide market, and for each region. The report also looks at the use of this technology for design of ASSPs, the various player offerings, major supplier rankings, and provides brief vendor profiles.
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