Leading FPGA Companies Taking the Global Stage

Piyush Gupta



Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have emerged as key components in the realm of digital electronics and computing.

These programmable integrated circuits offer unparalleled flexibility and customization, allowing designers to implement complex functionalities, algorithms, and protocols with remarkable efficiency.

As the demand for advanced computing solutions continues to surge, FPGA technology has become increasingly vital across various industries, including telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, and consumer electronics.

In this context, numerous companies have positioned themselves as leaders in the FPGA market, pioneering innovation and driving the evolution of this dynamic field.

These companies offer a diverse range of FPGA products and services tailored to meet the demanding requirements of modern applications. From high-performance computing to embedded systems and IoT devices, FPGA solutions play a pivotal role in enabling cutting-edge technologies and driving digital transformation.

This article explores some of the top FPGA companies globally, highlighting their contributions, technological advancements, and market presence. By examining the strengths and innovations of these industry leaders, we gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of FPGA technology and its impact on various sectors worldwide.

Top FPGA Companies

1. AMD Xilinx, Inc.

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The outcome of AMD’s 2020 acquisition of Xilinx, AMD Xilinx, is the clear industry leader for FPGAs. AMD Xilinx serves a broad spectrum of applications, from data centers and artificial intelligence to automotive and aerospace, with an extensive line of high-performance FPGAs, which includes the industry-leading Versal ACAP.

Website: https://www.xilinx.com/

Founded year: 1984

Headquarters: San Jose, California, U.S

2. Intel Corporation

The acquisition of Altera by the multinational technology behemoth Intel in 2015 gave it a substantial market position in FPGA. An excellent fit for embedded systems and communications applications, Intel’s FPGA products, such as the Stratix and Arria series, are renowned for their performance and power economy.

Website: https://www.intel.in/

Intel’s Founded year: 1968

Intel’s Headquarters: Santa Clara, California, U.S

3. Microchip Technology Inc.

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In 2016, Microchip Technology, a prominent supplier of semiconductor and microcontroller solutions, increased its market share in FPGA by purchasing Microsemi. The PolarFire and Igloo families include Microchip’s FPGA portfolio, which is geared toward low-power and affordable solutions for consumer, industrial, and automotive applications.

Website: https://www.microchip.com/

Founded year: 1989

Headquarters: Chandler, Arizona, United States

4. Logic Fruit Technologies

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Logic Fruit Technologies is a Product Engineering & Design Services provider that deploys embedded solutions for customers worldwide.

The company has specific experience in FPGA manufacturing & hardware design, RTL IP Design, a variety of high-speed digital protocols, and communication buses such as PCIe, Ethernet(10G/100G), and DIGRF, SATA, STM16/64, and HDMI.

Logic Fruit team also has expertise in software-defined radio (SDR) IPs, encryption, signal generation, data analysis, and multiple Image Processing Techniques.

Recently Logic Fruit Technologies, established in traditional use cases of complex FPGA designs, is making strides in the latest Artificial intelligence/ Machine learning and in-line processing use cases for heterogeneous applications.

At the DRDO Directors’ Conclave 2021, Sanjeev Kumar, the CEO of Logic Fruit, presented the company’s locally produced Single Board Computer with ARINC 818 Interface to Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sandeep Singh in the presence of Honorable Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh.

Logic Fruit’s Quality management system is a mixture of best practices and capabilities that leads to high-quality processes. Incessant enhancement in the quality management system is a trademark of Logic Fruit’s high-quality standards over the years.

Logic Fruit is DRDO-certified and qualified to work on Defense projects such as encryption modules, secured communications, ruggedized systems, surveillance systems, data acquisition systems, sensors, etc.

For Logic Fruit, reliability and security are the first factors when developing Defense sector equipment. LFT provides A-to-Z system engineering solutions that meet the complex requirements of Defense applications

Key Product: ARINC 818 IP CORE, Single Board Computer with ARINC 818 Interface, Scalable Data Acquisition System (DAQ), IF Recorder and Playback System, Smart Multi-Functional Display, Display ports, Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG), ARINC 818 Video Analyzer & Multiformat Video Generator (AVAG), JESD204B Transmitter and Receiver IP, JESD204C Transmitter and receiver IP

Website: https://www.logic-fruit.com/

Founded year: 2009

Headquarters: Gurugram, India

5. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

One reputable FPGA supplier is Lattice Semiconductor, which focuses on low-cost, low-power FPGAs. Their MachXO3, Nexus, and CrossLink families are especially well-liked in applications where costs are a concern, like wearable technology, industrial control, and Internet of Things devices.

Website: https://www.latticesemi.com/

Founded year: 1983

Headquarters: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

6. Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

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Leading FPGA manufacturer Achronix Semiconductor provides a special ” SpeedCore ” architecture that achieves excellent performance and low power consumption. Their Agile FPGA line is intended for applications in machine learning, AI, and high-performance computing.

Website: https://www.achronix.com/

Founded year: 2004

Headquarters: Santa Clara, California, United States

 7. QuickLogic Corporation


An Intel Company subsidiary called QuickLogic specializes in adaptive FPGAs, or FPGAs that can change their configuration on the fly to meet changing needs. Their Arctic line of FPGAs is especially well-suited for applications that need flexibility and real-time processing.

Website: https://www.quicklogic.com/

Founded year: 1988

Headquarters: 2220 Lundy Ave, San Jose, CA

8. Mentor

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The Mentor Graphics® FPGA Advantage program is a hardware description language (HDL) design environment that offers a single user interface for every step of the design process.

The product includes the HDL Designer Series for design creation and administration, the ModelSim tool for simulation, and the Precision Synthesis tool for synthesis.

Website:  http://www.mentor.com.

Founded year: 1981

Headquarters: Wilsonville, Oregon, United States

9. Synopsys

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To reduce the time it takes to ship hardware, Synopsys’ FPGA synthesis solution, Synplify®, provides extensive debug visibility, incremental design, wide language compatibility, and optimal performance and area for FPGA-based devices.

Website: https://www.synopsys.com/

Founded year: 1986

Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United State

10. Efinix, Inc.

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As a relatively young player in the FPGA market, Efinix is focused on creating high-performance FPGAs with low power consumption. Their power-efficient Trion line of FPGAs is especially appealing for embedded and mobile applications.

Website: https://www.efinixinc.com/

Founded year: 2012

Headquarters: Santa Clara, California, United States

11. Menta

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The eFPGA was created by the French company Menta, which was able to do so because of its unique standard cell-based architecture and large tool sets for design customization. High-density eFPGAs are available from them as Hard GDSII or Soft RTL IPs.

Website: https://www.menta-efpga.com/

Founded year: 2007

Headquarters: France

 12. Flex Logix Technologies, Inc.

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Standard logic devices can now incorporate FPGA-like capabilities thanks to the eFPGA solutions offered by Flex Logix Technologies. Their eFPGA solutions take advantage of the common logic manufacturing techniques’ cost-effectiveness to offer flexibility.

Website: https://flex-logix.com/

Founded year: 2014

Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States

 13. Gowin Semiconductor Corporation

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Gowin Semiconductor is a Chinese FPGA provider that has become rather popular in the last few years due to its affordable and high-performing FPGAs. Their GW1000 line of FPGAs is especially well-liked in applications where cost is a factor, like industrial control and consumer electronics.

Website: https://www.gowinsemi.com/en/

Founded year: 2013

Headquarters: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

14. Broadcom

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Broadcom is focused on offering technological leadership, industry-leading semiconductors, and infrastructure software solutions. With its global reach, deep engineering experience, diverse product portfolio, excellent execution, and operational focus, Broadcom can offer industry-leading semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions that support its clients in creating and growing profitable enterprises in a dynamic marketplace.

Website:  https://www.broadcom.com/

Founded year: 1961

Headquarters: San Jose, California, U.S.

15. Infineon Technologies

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German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG was founded following the spin-off of the semiconductor section of the former parent company Siemens AG. Approximately 50,280 people are employed at Infineon, one of the top 10 semiconductor producers in the world.

The company’s 2021 fiscal year sales totaled €11.06 billion. Cypress was purchased by Infineon.

Website: https://www.infineon.com/

Founded year: 1999

Headquarters: Neubiberg, Germany

16. iWave

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iWave Systems collaborates directly with Tier-1 silicon vendors like NXP, Xilinx FPGA, Intel FPGAs, etc. to provide a broad range of System On Modules and Single Board Computers that are developed using a variety of CPU and FPGA SoC platforms with varied form factors as Qseven, SMARC, SODIMM, and HPC.

Website: https://www.iwavesystems.com/

Founded year: 1999

Headquarters: Bangalore

17. Truechip Solutions Pvt Ltd

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As a leading supplier of Design and Verification solutions, Truechip, the Verification IP specialist, helps you expedite your design while reducing the costs and risks involved in creating your ASIC, FPGA design, and SOC. With a global presence and sales coverage in North America, Europe, and Asia, Truechip is a privately held firm.

Website: https://www.truechip.net/

Founded Year: 2008

Headquarters: New Delhi

18. Innovative Logic India Private Limited (Prodapt)

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Innovative Logic is a technology services provider offering the most dependable and reasonably priced ASIC, FPGA, and embedded system design services. A top-notch engineering team at Innovative Logic has completed numerous projects utilizing the newest techniques and technology.

Website: https://www.prodapt.com/

Founded Year: 2008

Headquarters: West Delhi

19. NXP Semiconductors

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NXP Semiconductors is a Dutch-American semiconductor designer and manufacturer. NXP provides technology solutions for the markets of mobile, automotive, industrial & IoT, and communication infrastructure. The company has about 9,500 patent families.

Website: https://www.nxp.com/

Founded Year: 2006

Headquarters: Eindhoven, Netherlands.

20. Microsemi Corporation

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Microsemi Corporation is an additional FPGA producer that has seen remarkable prosperity. This company is one of the largest COTS producers in the world, thus you may find its products in many applications all over the world.

Website: https://www.microsemi.com/

Founded year: 1959

Headquarters: Aliso Viejo, California, United States


In conclusion, the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) industry is dominated by several key players, each offering unique strengths and solutions to cater to diverse market needs. Xilinx, Intel (formerly Altera), and Lattice Semiconductor stand out as the top FPGA companies globally, consistently driving innovation, performance, and reliability in programmable logic devices. 

These companies not only provide cutting-edge FPGA chips but also offer comprehensive development tools, software frameworks, and support services to enable efficient and streamlined FPGA-based product development. 

With the growing demand for customizable and adaptable hardware solutions across various industries such as telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, and data centers, these top FPGA companies are poised to continue shaping the landscape of programmable logic technology and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in digital design and implementation.


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