System-on-a-chip intellectual property to generate $1.5 bln by 2009

Semico says Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) is the next killer catalyst for semiconductor growth. Semico believes the SIP market will segment between the different types of semiconductor devices that can use SIP. Semico forecasts that Performance SoC (System-on-a-Chip) will be the device type to consume the most SIP over the forecast period, reaching $1,457.6 mln by 2009, a 21.5% CAGR.