Dylan McGrath, EE Times:(07/13/2009 6:01 AM EDT) SAN FRANCISCO
—FPGA revenue is projected to grow to nearly $3.5 billion in 2013 from $2.55 billion in 2009, a faster growth rate than is anticipated for the broader IC market, according to a study released Monday (July 13) by market research firm The Linley Group.
The report, titled "A Guide to FPGAs for Communications," concludes that FPGAs are likely to continue displacing ASICs and application-specific standard products (ASSPs) for many applications. But the report also finds that FPGAs cannot compete with the cost advantages of ASICs for many high-volume applications.
FPGAs will continue to cut into the ASIC market, but are unlikely to displace the highest-volume ASICs found in video-game consoles, set-top boxes and other consumer applications, according to the report.
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