2011 Predictions for the Embedded Software and Tools Market

VDC Research Group (VDC) revealed their 2011 predictions for the key trends anticipated to shape the embedded software and tools industry. VDC will continue it’s coverage on the embedded software and systems market in 2011 with their Embedded Software & Tools Market Intelligence Service 2011. VDC analysts will also provide a more detailed examination of their thoughts on 2011 during the webcast Tracking the Solutions Powering the Next Generation of Embedded Systems in Q4 & Beyond.

2011 Embedded Software and Tools Predictions

  • Android to Catalyze Further Growth in Commercial Linux Market
    As device manufacturers take Android into new application classes beyond mobile, the commercial Linux market will experience further growth
  • Multi-OS Systems Will Grow in Designs
    More application classes will have sophisticated UI functionality that are not supported by traditional OSs and end-users will seek out multi-OS systems
  • Virtualization in Embedded and Mobile Systems Will Increase
    Driven by hardware bill of materials savings and reduced concerns regarding additional run-time execution latencies and costs, operating system virtualization will provide increased growth opportunities and therefore will continue to be a significant focus for many suppliers
  • Symbian’s Loss to Become MeeGo’s Gain
    Intel’s increasing focus on embedded combined with Symbian’s loss of strategic direction will drive additional gains for MeeGo as Nokia turns their attention toward the Linux-based platform
  • OEMs to Increase Focus on the Use of Web Security Test Tools
    Increased interaction with the cloud and web-based content by more embedded device classes will increase OEM focus on use of web security test tools
  • Telecom Vertical Will Reaccelerate Spend on Commercial Products
    The increasing burden of mobile device data usage is driving the need for investment in wireless infrastructure and the telecom vertical market will reaccelerate spending on commercial products
  • Microsoft Will Regain Relevance in the Mobile Phone Sector
    Riding the wave of Windows Phone 7 buzz, Microsoft will re-emerge as a leading player in the mobile phone arena
  • Another Acquisition to Come?
    Following a string of high profile acquisitions in 2009/2010, VDC anticipates yet another major embedded real-time operating system supplier will get acquired in 2011

Webcast: Tracking the Solutions Powering the Next Generation of Embedded Systems in Q4 & Beyond