Xilinx, Inc., Intel Corporation, Microchip Technology Inc., Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, and Achronix Semiconductor Corporation-PROMINENT MARKET PARTICIPANTS IN FPGA SECURITYMARKET
There is a growing need for hardware centric security solutions especially in critical infrastructure applications of Industry 4.0, for instance energy, petrochemical, electricity, and military sector applications. Hence, the trend to implement security in reprogrammable hardware such as FPGAs is growing at an impressive pace from past few years. The use of FPGA based security solutions also result in advantages such as improved performance and reduced costs. FPGAs are a preferred solution for hardware-based security designs owing to their reprogrammability which enables diverse design iterations for enhanced control. In general, the FPGA based security designs use the combination of individual IP blocks in order to build the complete security protocols, which includes key management. The growing demand for FPGAs in various industries is driving the growth of FPGA security solutions worldwide.
Xilinx, Inc., Intel Corporation, Microchip Technology Inc., Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, and Achronix Semiconductor Corporation are some of the key market players operating in the global FPGA security market. The listing of key players is derived by considering multiple factors such as overall revenue, current FPGA security product portfolio, geographical reach, new product launches, market initiatives, investment in technology upgradation, strategic partnerships, and other market related activities. There are various other notable players in the global FPGA security market ecosystem such as Efinix, Inc., Flex Logix Technologies, Inc., LeafLabs, LLC, QuickLogic Corporation, and S2C which are profiled in this report.In 2020, Achronix selected Synopsys’ silicon-proven DesignWare IP for PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 and DesignWare DDR4 IP for its latest family of high-performance Speedster7t FPGAs. The silicon-proven PCI Express 5.0 IP is expected to deliver the required flexibility, while, DesignWare DDR4 IP is anticipated to offer high speed and low latency for artificial intelligence applications requiring high-capacity memory.
Most of the market initiatives and product developments were observed in North American region, which have a high potential forFPGA security market-related products and services. Few of the important market initiatives and product developments from the industry are mentioned below:
|2020||Xilinx, Inc launched industry’s first 20-nanometer (nm) space-grade FPGA, providing full radiation tolerance and ultra-high bandwidth and throughput performance for space and satellite applications. The new 20nm Radiation Tolerant (RT) KintexUltraScale XQRKU060 FPGA offers true unlimited on-orbit reconfiguration, over a 10x increase in digital signal processing (DSP) performance, thus being ideal for payload applications.||North America|
|2020||Intel Corp. unveiled its plan to extend Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) to a broader line of mainstream server platforms, with larger protected enclaves. The company also unveiled its plan to extend SGX to accelerator products like FPGAs in the coming years. In order to protect against firmware-based attacks, Intel plans to launch a newer FPGA-based offering called Intel Platform Firmware Resilience.||North America|
|2020||Lattice Semiconductor Showcased Low Power FPGA-based AI/ML Solutions at tinyML Summit. The company demonstrated how Lattice’s low power iCE40 UltraPlus FPGAs and award-winning sensAI solution stack support developers easily and quickly integrate low power inferencing into battery-powered devices in order to enable popular ML applications such as presence detection and object counting.||North America|
|2019||Flex Logix Technologies, Inc. and Dialog Semiconductor plc partnered for Dialog to license Flex Logix’s EFLX eFPGA technology for usage in high volume semiconductor ICs, and the EFLX Compiler to program these embedded FPGAs.||North America|