"Charting the Course: Top 10 Companies in the FPGA Market Worldwide"

The FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) market is a dynamic and ever-evolving sector within the broader semiconductor and electronics industry. FPGAs are programmable integrated circuits that offer unparalleled flexibility and adaptability for a wide range of applications.

Introduction :

FPGA Market growth can be attributed to its increasing adoption across applications including telecom, data center computing, automotive, industrial aerospace and defense and medical.


FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are integrated circuits designed to be programmed digitally for multiple digital functions. In contrast to ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits), which must be designed and manufactured specifically for one application, FPGAs are capable of being reprogrammed multiple times; making them perfect for prototyping new products while offering maximum flexibility and adaptability in use.

According to market.us ,In 2022, the Global Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Market size was valued at USD 6.5 billion and projected to grow exponentially over time to reach USD 13.5 billion by 2032 - at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8% between 2023-2032. 


FPGAs are programmable logic devices equipped with firmware that allows users to set internal configurations. Their functionality can then be updated according to circuit needs - an asset in terms of security, inspection, and network processing; driving demand in this space.


Below are the top 10 FPGA market companies

1. Intel Corporation

Intel Corporation: Intel is an award-winning multinational technology company known for their microprocessor and semiconductor production. Since 1968, they have played an influential role in shaping the technological landscape. Intel processors are widely utilized in computers, data centers and various electronic devices. Alongside CPUs, Intel also produces other hardware components like network interface cards and motherboard chipsets for use. Intel is an industry-leading provider of software and technologies like Thunderbolt, Wi-Fi and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Intel continues to advance technology with an eye toward Moore's Law which predicts regular advancements in semiconductor performance. They hold significant market share within data center markets while actively working on developing quantum computing technology.


2. Xilinx Inc.:

Based out of California, Xilinx specializes in field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and adaptive SoCs (system-on-chip). FPGAs are flexible chips that can be reprogrammed for different tasks, making them suitable for AI, data centers, 5G networking and automotive systems - perfect applications such as artificial intelligence. In 2020 AMD acquired Xilinx to strengthen their data center capabilities as well as edge computing, creating a formidable competitor in the semiconductor industry.


3. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.:

 Qualcomm is a pioneering innovator in wireless technology and semiconductor development. Their iconic Snapdragon mobile chipset is widely used across smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices; in addition, their 5G development work enables faster and more reliable wireless communications between smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Furthermore, Qualcomm also offers solutions for IoT, automotive and data center markets - having made significant impacts in each area and supporting growth for smart devices and connectivity.


4. NVIDIA Corporation:

 NVIDIA is an international technology company known for its graphics processing units (GPUs) and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Their GPUs can be found everywhere from gaming, data centers and scientific computing to machine learning and deep learning applications. Their AI hardware, like their Tesla and A100 GPUs power machine learning and deep learning applications. Recently in 2020 they announced plans to acquire ARM, an industry giant known for semiconductor design - something which may radically reshape the industry while expanding NVIDIA's reach into various markets including mobile devices & IoT devices.


5. Broadcom:

Broadcom, headquartered in California, is a well-recognized provider of semiconductors and infrastructure software. Their products span networking, storage, broadband internet access and wireless communications. Broadcom is best known for providing semiconductor solutions for data center networking and connectivity; their Ethernet, fiber channel networking technology products have an established market presence.

6. Advanced Micro Devices:

Advanced Micro Devices, commonly referred to as AMD, is renowned for its central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs). AMD has taken considerable market share thanks to their Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs - providing competition against Intel and NVIDIA respectively. Their 2020 acquisition of Xilinx further expanded their data center capabilities as well as embedded system capabilities. With innovative technologies at competitive pricing points, AMD remains popular with both consumers and businesses for gaming workstations and server applications alike.


7. Achronix Semiconductor Corporation:

Achronix is a semiconductor company that specializes in FPGA technology, high-performance embedded FPGA (eFPGA), and high-performance ASICs designed to accelerate complex computational tasks in data centers, AI systems, networking equipment, and networking infrastructures. Achronix's customizable solutions enable companies to customize their hardware according to specific applications while improving both performance and energy efficiency.


8. Adicsys: 

My knowledge about Adicsys is limited, as my last knowledge update took place in September 2021. Perhaps they are less widely recognized within the semiconductor industry or they were founded after that point.



FLEX LOGIX TECHNOLOGIES is a semiconductor company that specializes in embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology and neural inferencing solutions, including hardware acceleration for ASICs/SoCs as well as inferencing solutions that offer efficient hardware for AI/ML applications such as neural network processing acceleration.


10. Menta S.A.S:

Menta S.A.S, located in France, specializes in semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Their FPGA-related technologies focus on providing IP cores that help designers implement and optimize solutions using FPGA chips for various applications. Menta's technologies aim to maximize performance and efficiency within FPGA systems.


Suggested reading :


Global FPGA Market By Configuration (Low-Range FPGA, Mud-End FPGA, and High-End FPGA), By Technology (SRAM, Flash, Antifuse, and Others), By Node Size, By End Use Industry,  By Region and Companies - Industry Segment Outlook, Market Assessment, Competition Scenario, Trends, and Forecast 2023-2032


Recent Trends 

  • Increased Demand for High-performance FPGAs: As applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and 5G networks become more demanding, the demand for high-performance FPGAs has become greater. They provide the performance and flexibility required for these demanding applications.

  • FPGAs' increasing adoption for AI and ML applications: FPGAs are well-suited for AI/ML applications because they can be programmed with specific accelerators for specific AI/ML algorithms, providing significant performance and power efficiency advantages over traditional CPUs and GPUs.

  • FPGAs are increasingly utilized in data centers and cloud computing environments to accelerate workloads such as data analytics, machine learning, video transcoding and media compression. FPGAs provide the performance and flexibility necessary to accelerate these workloads while also cutting costs.

  • FPGAs have seen rapid adoption across various automotive and industrial applications, from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving to industrial automation and industrial robotics. FPGAs provide performance, reliability, and safety that meet these stringent demands.

  • New FPGA technologies: New FPGA technologies such as chiplet-based FPGAs and embedded FPGAs are being created to meet the specific needs of specific applications. Chiplet-based FPGAs may provide greater performance and scalability compared to traditional FPGAs, while embedded FPGAs may be integrated into other system-on-chip (SoC) devices for increased flexibility and performance.