There have been multiple studies on IC/ASIC functional verification trends published over the years.  However, there are no published studies specifically focused on Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) verification trends. To address this dearth of information, this article highlights a few key FPGA findings from the 2018 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study. The findings from this study provide invaluable insight into the state of today’s FPGA market in terms of functional verification.
The Global Semiconductor Market
The global semiconductor market was valued at $444.70 billion in 2017, of which, $4.7 billion is accounted for by FPGAs.  The FPGA market is expected to reach a value of $8.8