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Dec142010

Top 18 Trends Expected to Shape the Windows Embedded Market in 2011, by VDC Research

VDC Research released its key predictions for the embedded market Dec. 8 and Dec. 13 as a way of promoting two upcoming reports. The first is also offering two free webcasts (approximately 30 minutes each) that “provide a more detailed examination of their thoughts on 2011.”

VDC’s “Top 10 trends for the embedded hardware and systems market in 2011” were listed and described as follows:

  • COMs gain traction as time-to-market accelerators for OEMs
  • PC/104 module family under pressure
  • Asia continues to rise in the development of embedded technology
  • China’s growth will power MCU market
  • Suppliers will invest in services value chain
  • FPGA and GPU will expand into a number of market segments
  • Tier 2/Tier 3 OEMs and ISVs will become more important
  • The market explores HaaS (Hardware as a Service) bundles
  • Cross-platform processor suppliers learn to play nice
  • Competition will intensify and growth will accelerate
  • Android to catalyze further growth in commercial Linux market
  • Multi-OS systems will grow in designs
  • Virtualization in embedded and mobile systems will increase
  • Symbian’s loss to become MeeGo’s gain
  • OEMs to increase focus on the use of web security test tools
  • Telecom vertical will reaccelerate spend on commercial products
  • Microsoft will regain relevance in the mobile phone sector
  • Another acquisition to come?

More Info: VDC’s 2011 Webcast

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