Eric Esteve suggested since smartphone will continue to grow during the next five years with a 26% CAGR. This means that in 2016, we can expect just less than 900 million smartphone to reach the market. This will generate a market for Application processor growing at the same rate, in units, and a bit less in value, due to the price erosion. There will be a direct impact on EDA and IP sales, as these SoC are ever more challenging and complex to design and the mobile industry demand in Time to Market impose to outsource ever and ever more IP.
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