Nicolas Mokhoff, EETimes
3/6/2012 1:52 PM EST
MANHASSET, NY -- The number of new ASIC design starts is declining, but the revenue per design is rising, according to market research firm Gartner.
Recent results from a design start survey revealed the following:
Application-specific standard product (ASSP) design starts gained share over ASIC design starts in 2011 and will continue to gain share in 2012, indicating the growing trend among system companies to shift from using ASICs to ASSPs to avoid the high costs of designing custom chips.
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