Global Embedded System Market: Snapshot
The applications of embedded systems have increased drastically over the past years, especially in the automotive industry. Multi-core technologies are being appreciated and are now in great demand across various industry verticals. Embedded graphics systems have now become a mainstay in consumer electronics, which is another industry growing at an exceptional rate.
Healthcare, defense, aerospace, and telecommunications are other industries where the use of embedded systems is bringing about a sea of changes for the better. Embedded systems are also finding a wide range of use in the current high demand concept of smart electronics and connected devices. The cumulative growth in demand for embedded systems through all these application industries is expected to be a high impact driver for its global market and all its players.
There is, however, a major constraint on the production of embedded system, and that is the set of complications that arise on real time embedded systems implementations. Real time applications impose a very high strain on embedded systems that are already restricted by regulatory concerns over cooling, weight, power, size, and reliability. This can be mitigated to a large degree through the implementation of modern low-energy consumption embedded systems and low performance controller applications.
The revenue generated in the global market for embedded systems is, as a result, expected to progress at a strong CAGR of 6.4% from 2015 to 2021. This market is expected to reach US$233.19 bn by the end of 2021.
North America’s Lead over Embedded Systems to Prevail
By the end of 2021, the demand for embedded systems in North America is expected to generate a revenue of US$89.87 bn, which will be the leading share at the time. The demand for embedded systems in this region has always been very high due to a head start this region gained from early penetration in the U.S. This region has housed a great number of the key players currently functioning in the global market, including Intel Corporation, Texas Instruments, and Freescale Semiconductor. The high level of research and development efforts taken by these companies has increased the self-reliance of the embedded systems market in North America and eventually had a positive impact on the global market as well.
Asia Pacific held the second place in the top revenue generating regions for embedded systems players in 2014 and is expected to retain its position till 2021. China, Taiwan, South Korea – to name a few – are well on their way towards large scale implementation of modern embedded systems in automotive and consumer electronics industries. The region is expected to see a boom in the demand for embedded systems in the healthcare sector over the coming years.
Auto Sector to Remain High-value Industry for Embedded Systems
The demand for embedded systems in the automotive industry is expected to take up 18.3% of the market value by 2021. This will be a leading share, similar to this industry’s share in market value in 2014. Automobiles are one of the more perfect application fields for embedded systems due to the small size of these systems. They can easily fit into various components in a car, which has led to car makers evolving their designs and concepts around the use of embedded systems and other electronics.
The true value of embedded systems has only been realized by industries over the past few decades. The increase in mobility that embedded systems provide in the industries of automotive, defense and aerospace, and consumer electronics is quite massive and it does not seem to be diminishing any time soon. Embedded systems have come a long way from their use in business-critical and safety-critical applications and are now being used in products that are designed around them.
The top providers of embedded systems across the globe include Renesas Electronics Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics Corporation, Atmel Corporation, Infineon Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Fujitsu, Microchip Technologies, and Texas Instruments.
Embedded systems is a field derived through a combined study of software and hardware. Both aspects come together to create a functional targeting device that possesses the advantages of adaptability, speed, accuracy, reliability, power, and smaller size. Embedded systems possess a wide array of utility in the fields of mobile communication, electronic payment solutions, railways, aeronautics, and automobiles. They can be designed for specific applications in each field and can thus fulfil specialized purposes. The key to utilizing embedded systems comes from mitigating real time calculation constraints, which they can perform exceedingly well. Key application segments of the global embedded systems market can be concisely formulated as applications, microcontroller type, and functionality.
The report is a comprehensive analysis of all trends and dynamics that define the global embedded systems market. This includes all key drivers, restraints, and opportunities that players can share in the market over the coming years. These dynamics are correlated to each key trend that is affecting the market today, and has affected it in the recent past. Using these factors, the report gathers a conclusive analysis of the global embedded systems market for the forecast period from 2015 to 2021.
Global Embedded Systems Market: Trends and Opportunities:
The global embedded systems market is expected to be valued at US$233.19 bn by the end of 2021. This revenue is projected at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2015 to 2021. The primary factor responsible for the current growth pattern in this market is the fast-increasing number of applications for embedded systems in the automotive industry. Cars and other vehicles manufactured currently are being equipped with technologies that are used to perform a large number of real-time functions. In addition to this, the global embedded systems market is also benefitting from the growing use of multi-core technologies across various industry verticals. The consumer electronics industry is also witnessing an influx of embedded systems, especially in the devices that use embedded graphics systems.
A large number of highly influential trends for embedded systems players are visible in the fields of telecommunications, aerospace, defense, and healthcare. Each of these fields is making greater usage of embedded systems to perform complex functions with high accuracy. The scope of embedded systems grows even further with the inception of the Internet of things concept. The growing need for smart electronics and connected devices across various industries in the world is giving rise to a heavy demand for efficient embedded systems.
The future of the global embedded systems market lies in the low performance controller applications, as well as the creation of low power consumption systems.
Global Embedded Systems Market: Region-wise Outlook:
A large chunk of the total revenue obtained by players in the global embedded systems market is expected to come from North America. This region has consistently remained at the top of the consumption charts for embedded systems and is likely to continue showing a high demand for them. Additionally, North America has had a significant head start in the use of embedded systems and holds the presence of a large number of the globally prominent players.
Asia Pacific is expected to show a meteoric rise in demand for embedded systems in the coming years. This region contains a large number of industries that are rapidly evolving and showing the need for advanced technologies and systems.
Companies Mentioned in the Research Report:
The key players in the global embedded systems market include Intel Corporation (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands), Atmel Corporation (U.S.), Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan), HCL Technologies, Ltd. (India), Infosys, Ltd. (India), Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (U.S.), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), and Texas Instruments, Inc. (U.S.)
Key segments of the Global Embedded Systems Market:
Embedded system market, by Functionality
- Stand alone embedded systems
- Real time embedded systems
- Networked embedded systems
- Mobile embedded systems
Embedded system market, by Microcontroller
- Small scale embedded systems
- Medium scale embedded systems
- Large scale embedded systems
Embedded system market, by Types
- Embedded Hardware
- Embedded Software
Embedded system market, by Application
- Consumer electronics
- Aerospace and defense
Major regions analyzed under this research report are:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
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- Market growth drivers
- Factors limiting market growth
- Current market trends
- Market structure
- Market projections for the coming years
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- Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
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- An analysis of strategies of major competitors
- An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
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