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Embedded Systems: Technologies and Markets

Embedded Systems: Technologies and Markets

The global market for embedded technology was valued at over $158 billion in 2015. The market should reach $169 billion in 2016 and nearly $221 billion in 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2016 to 2021.
This report provides:
An overview of the global markets for embedded systems and related technologies and applications.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
Information on embedded systems hardware including: 
Processor IP (Intellectual Property): Key players include ARM and MIPS.
MPU/MCU: Microcontrollers and microprocessors.
DSP: Digital signal processors.
ASIC: Application-specific integrated circuit.
FPGA: Field processing gate arrays.
Embedded boards.
Information on embedded systems software including:
Operating systems: Key players include Windows CE, VxWorks.
Software development and testing tools: This includes development tools such as Eclipse.
Middleware: Perhaps less important but still significant—this includes things such as TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) stack.
Open-source software and tools: This includes Linux and Android.
Details pertaining to the specific drivers, trends, and challenges for different segments of the market.
Profiles of major players in the field of embedded systems.


SCOPE OF THE REPORT

Data on each segment of the market include:
Definitions and further segmentation.
Geographic data.
Revenue by end-application.
Business models.
Growth forecast and market trends.
Key players and market share.

The report does not consider chips developed for specialized markets such as set-top boxes. It also excludes IP and electronic design automation (EDA) tools used for hardware development.

This report will provide an overview of:
Embedded devices' architecture and the functions of hardware components.
Market segments and factors driving their growth.
Business models used in different market segments.
Market potential for each segment and projections for the next five years.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY MARKET SEGMENTATION
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
HISTORY AND DEFINITION
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS: APPLICATION MARKETS
CONSUMER
COMMUNICATIONS
ENTERPRISE
Industrial
Automotive
Medical
Government
Avionics
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS: GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENTS
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS: EVOLUTION DURING LAST 10 YEARS
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
FIGURE 1 TYPICAL EMBEDDED DEVICES DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
DETERMINING EMBEDDED PRODUCT COST
NON-RECURRING EXPENSE
TABLE 1 NRE IN EMBEDDED SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
PER UNIT COST
TABLE 2 BILL OF MATERIALS CALCULATION FOR EMBEDDED DEVICE
CHAPTER 4 EMBEDDED HARDWARE
HARDWARE COMPONENTS IN A TYPICAL EMBEDDED SYSTEM
FIGURE 2 HARDWARE COMPONENTS IN A TYPICAL EMBEDDED DEVICE
TYPICAL EMBEDDED HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
Processor Selection
Memory
Peripheral Requirements
FPGA and ASIC
Board Design and Integration
TRENDS IN EMBEDDED HARDWARE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 5 OVERALL EMBEDDED HARDWARE MARKET
TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED HARDWARE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED HARDWARE BY SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR EMBEDDED HARDWARE BY SEGMENTS, 2015 (%)
EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 6 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY BY REGION, 2015 (%)
MARKET BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, 2015 (%)
CHAPTER 6 PROCESSOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP)
TYPES OF PROCESSOR ARCHITECTURES
PROCESSOR IP MARKET: BUSINESS MODELS
OVERALL PROCESSOR IP MARKET
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR PROCESSOR IP, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR PROCESSOR IP, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS)
EMBEDDED PROCESSOR IP SHIPMENTS YEAR OVER YEAR
TABLE 12 GLOBAL PROCESSOR IP SHIPMENTS AND REVENUE, THROUGH 2021
TABLE 13 ROYALTY SHARE FROM PROCESSOR IP REVENUES, THROUGH 2021 (%)
PROCESSOR IP MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR PROCESSOR IP BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR PROCESSOR IP BY REGION, 2015 (%)
PROCESSOR IP MARKET BY APPLICATION
TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET FOR PROCESSOR IP BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
PROCESSOR IP: MAJOR PLAYERS
COMPANY PROFILES
ARM Holdings
Related Products
ARM7
ARM9
ARM11
ARM Cortex A series
ARM Cortex R series
ARM Cortex M series
ARM SecurCore Specialist Processors
Mali Processors
Recent Developments
CEVA Inc.
Related Products
Recent Developments
Imagination Technologies Inc.
Related Products
Warrior Cores
Aptiv Processor Cores
PowerVR GPU
PowerVR Vision
Recent Developments
Synopsys Inc.
Related Products
Recent Developments
PowerPC
Recent Developments
MARKET SHARE OF PROCESSOR IP VENDORS
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR PROCESSOR IP BY VENDORS, 2015 (%)
TRENDS IN PROCESSOR IP MARKET
CHAPTER 7 MICROPROCESSORS AND MICROCONTROLLERS
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
MCU CLASSIFICATION BY BIT WIDTH
64-bit Processors
MICROPROCESSOR MARKET TRENDS
MCU/MPU WORLDWIDE MARKET
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MPU/MCU, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MPU/MCU BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MPU/MCU BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
SELECTED VENDOR PROFILES
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS (TI)
Related Products
Recent Developments
INTEL
Related Products
Recent Developments
MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR INC.
Related Products
Recent Developments
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC.
Related Products
Recent Developments
NVIDIA
Related Products
Recent Developments
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS
Related Products
Freescale Products
Recent Developments
QUALCOMM
Related Products
Recent Developments
RENESAS
Related Products
Recent Developments
VIA
Related Products
Recent Developments
ZILOG
Related Products
Recent Developments
MPU/MCU PRICING AND BUSINESS STRATEGY
MPU/MCU VENDOR MARKET SHARE (2015)
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR MCU/MPU BY VENDORS, 2015 (%)
CHAPTER 8 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSORS
DSP BASICS
FIGURE 3 A TYPICAL DSP SYSTEM
GLOBAL DSP MARKET FORECAST
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DSP, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DSP BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DSP BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TRENDS IN THE DSP MARKET
DSP MARKET VENDOR SHARES
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR DSP BY VENDORS, 2015 (%)
MAJOR PLAYERS IN DSP MARKET
ANALOG DEVICES
Related Products
Recent Developments
DSP GROUP
Related Products
Recent Developments
NXP
Related Products
Recent Developments
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS (TI)
Related Products
Recent Developments
CHAPTER 9 RAM
TECHNOLOGY BASICS
MRAM
RERAM
FRAM
NRAM
RAM MARKET AND BUSINESS STRATEGY
RAM MARKET FORECAST
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FOR RAM, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 27 GLOBAL MARKET FOR RAM BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FOR RAM BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
RAM MARKET TRENDS
RAM VENDORS MARKET SHARE
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR RAM BY VENDORS, 2015 (%)
SELECTED VENDOR PROFILES
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR
Related Products
Recent Developments
MICRON TECHNOLOGY
Related Products
Recent Developments
SAMSUNG
Related Products
Recent Developments
CHAPTER 10 FLASH MEMORY
FLASH MEMORY TECHNOLOGY
NOR AND NAND FLASH
MLC AND SLC NAND
FLASH MEMORY APPLICATIONS
SERIAL FLASH
FIRMWARE STORAGE
SOLID STATE DRIVE
FLASH MEMORY AS RAM
GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLASH, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLASH BY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLASH BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 33 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLASH BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FLASH MARKET TRENDS
TABLE 34 COMPARISON OF NAND VS NOR TECHNOLOGY (% OF OVERALL MARKET)
TABLE 35 FLASH PRICE PER GB, 2015-2021 ($)
FLASH MEMORY VENDOR MARKET SHARE
TABLE 36 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR FLASH MEMORY BY VENDORS, 2015 (%)
SELECTED VENDOR PROFILES
SAMSUNG
Related Products
Recent Developments
TOSHIBA
Recent Developments
MICRON TECHNOLOGY
Recent Developments
INTEL
Recent Developments
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR
Related Products
Recent Developments
HYNIX
Recent Developments
WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP.
Recent Developments
MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL
Recent Developments
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC.
Recent Developments
CHAPTER 11 APPLICATION-SPECIFIC INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
TABLE 37 COMPARISON OF ASIC, ASSP, AND FPGA TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ASIC, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
ASIC TECHNOLOGY EVOLUTION
FIGURE 4 ASIC TECHNOLOGY NODES, 2003-2016 (NM)
ASIC DESIGN FLOW
FIGURE 5 TYPICAL STEPS IN ASIC DESIGN CYCLE AND TIMELINE
SPECIFICATION
DESIGN AND VERIFICATION
FIRST SIGN-OFF
PROTOTYPING
SECOND SIGN-OFF
PRODUCTION
STRUCTURED ASIC
OVERALL ASIC MARKET BY REGION AND APPLICATIONS
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ASIC BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ASIC BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
ASIC MARKET TRENDS
SELECTED VENDOR PROFILES
BROADCOM LTD.
Recent Developments
SOCIONEXT
Recent Developments
GLOBAL FOUNDRIES INC.
Related Products
Recent Developments
TSMC
Related Products
Recent Developments
CHAPTER 12 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DEVICES
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
CPLD AND FPGA
COMPARISON OF ASIC AND PLD DESIGN FLOW
FIGURE 6 TYPICAL PLD DESIGN FLOW
GLOBAL PLD MARKET
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET FOR PLD, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FOR PLD BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET FOR PLD BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
PLD MARKET TRENDS
PLD VENDOR STRATEGY AND MARKET SHARE
TABLE 44 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR PLD BY VENDORS, 2015 (%)
SELECTED VENDOR PROFILES
INTEL CORP.
Related Products
Recent Developments
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
Related Products
Recent Developments
MICROSEMI
Related Products
Recent Developments
XILINX INC.
Recent Developments
CHAPTER 13 EMBEDDED BOARDS
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
BRIEF HISTORY OF BOARD INDUSTRY
POPULAR FORM FACTORS
PC/104 AND PC/104-PLUS
EBX
EPIC
MINI-ITX
POPULAR BUS INTERFACE STANDARDS
ATCA
ADVANCEDMC
MICROTCA
PCI AND COMPACTPCI
VME
USB
GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED BOARDS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL AND REGIONAL TRENDS FOR EMBEDDED BOARD
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED BOARDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
EMBEDDED BOARD END-USE APPLICATION TRENDS
TABLE 47 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED BOARDS BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
EMBEDDED BOARD MARKET TRENDS
APPLICATION-SPECIFIC BOARDS
FORM FACTOR TRENDS
SOFTWARE SELECTION TRENDS
IOT-BASED SYSTEMS
SELECTED VENDORS PROFILES
ADLINK TECHNOLOGY, INC.
DIAMOND SYSTEMS
EUROTECH, INC.
KONTRON
MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS
RADISYS
WINSYSTEMS, INC.
CHAPTER 14 EMBEDDED SOFTWARE
EMBEDDED SOFTWARE MARKET SEGMENTATION
FIGURE 7 SOFTWARE STACK IN A TYPICAL EMBEDDED SYSTEM
TYPICAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
FIGURE 8 TYPICAL EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
TRENDS IN THE EMBEDDED SOFTWARE MARKET
Software as a Means of Product Differentiation
Software Development Becoming a Bottleneck in Product Development
Rise of Open-source Software
Outsourcing of Embedded Software Development
Rise of Android
IoT
CHAPTER 15 OVERALL EMBEDDED SOFTWARE MARKET
TABLE 48 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED SOFTWARE BY SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 49 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR EMBEDDED SOFTWARE BY SEGMENT, 2015 (%)
MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 50 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED SOFTWARE BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 51 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR EMBEDDED SOFTWARE BY REGION, 2016 (%)
MARKET BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EMBEDDED SOFTWARE BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 53 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR EMBEDDED SOFTWARE BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, 2016 (%)
CHAPTER 16 OPERATING SYSTEM (OS)
OPERATING SYSTEM OVERVIEW
OS CLASSIFICATION
GENERAL PURPOSE OS
REAL-TIME OPERATING SYSTEM (RTOS)
OS SELECTION PROCESS
LICENSING MODELS
OVERALL OS MARKET
TABLE 54 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 55 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OS BY REGION THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OS BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
OS MARKET TRENDS BY APPLICATION
LOW- AND MID-END CELLPHONES
SET-TOP BOX AND DTV
SMART PHONES
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE (A&D)
OS VENDORS MARKET SHARE
TABLE 57 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR OS BY VENDORS, 2015 (%)
OS KEY VENDORS
ENEA
Related Products
Recent Developments
EXPRESS LOGIC
Related Products
Recent Developments
GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE
Related Products
Recent Developments
MENTOR GRAPHICS
Related Products
Recent Developments
MICROSOFT
Relevant Products
Recent Developments
BLACKBERRY
Related Products
Recent Developments
INTEL
Related Products
Recent Developments
CHAPTER 17 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING TOOLS
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT (IDE)
COMPILERS AND LINKERS
STATIC CODE ANALYZERS
JTAG DEBUGGING TOOLS
IN CIRCUIT EMULATORS (ICE)
GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOFTWARE TOOLS
TABLE 58 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOFTWARE TOOLS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 59 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOFTWARE TOOLS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 60 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOFTWARE TOOLS BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES
ARM
Related Products
Recent Developments
IAR SYSTEMS AB
Related Products
Recent Developments
ROGUE WAVE SOFTWARE
Related Products
Recent Developments
LAUTERBACH INC.
Related Products
Recent Developments
INTEL
Related Products
Recent Developments
CHAPTER 18 MIDDLEWARE AND SPECIALIZED LIBRARIES
MARKET OVERVIEW
OVERALL MIDDLEWARE GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST
TABLE 61 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MIDDLEWARE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL MIDDLEWARE MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 62 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MIDDLEWARE BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL MIDDLEWARE MARKET BY APPLICATION
TABLE 63 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MIDDLEWARE BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
VALUE PROVIDED BY MIDDLEWARE
TIME TO MARKET
DIFFERENTIATION
REDUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT COSTS
LOWER MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING COSTS
MIDDLEWARE VENDOR COMPANY PROFILES
ACCESS SYSTEMS AMERICAS, INC.
Related Products
Recent Developments
ENEA
Related Products
Recent Developments
GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE
Related Products
Recent Developments
INTEL
Related Products
Recent Developments
CHAPTER 19 EMBEDDED LINUX
MARKET OVERVIEW
COMMERCIAL EMBEDDED LINUX
REAL-TIME LINUX
LINUX OS VENDOR DIFFERENTIATION AND SELECTION
COMMERCIAL VERSUS NONCOMMERCIAL LINUX TRADE OFF
OVERALL LINUX OS AND TOOLS MARKET
TABLE 64 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LINUX OS AND TOOLS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 65 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LINUX OS AND TOOLS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 66 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LINUX OS AND TOOLS BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
LINUX TRENDS
LINUX VENDOR MARKET SHARE
TABLE 67 GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR LINUX OS AND TOOLS BY VENDORS, 2015 (%)
SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES
DENX
Related Products
Recent Developments
LYNUXWORKS
Related Products
Recent Developments
CAVIUM INC.
Related Products
Recent Developments
TIMESYS
Related Products
Recent Developments
INTEL
Related Products
Recent Developments
CHAPTER 20 GLOSSARY

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