By Peter Clarke, eeNews
April 29, 2019
In 2018, leading intellectual property licensor ARM Ltd. lost market share along with its peers Imagination Technologies and Wave Computing, the owner of MIPS, according to market research from IPnest.
What the market statistics may reflect is the impact on ARM and others of a combination of factors ranging from vertical integration at the top end of the market and the impact of RISC-V at the bottom end.
In market leader ARM's case this was the second year running that it had lost market share (see ARM loses IP market share to fast-growing followers). The winners in the market were EDA companies Synopsys and Cadence and top-ten newcomer Achronix.
The IP market was worth $3,602 million in 2018, up by 6 percent from 2017 and representing slower growth than in previous years. In 2017 the global IP market grew by 11.7 percent.
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