Embedded Computer Market

Global Embedded Computer Market by Product Type (COMs, SBCs, Stand-alone Boards, Others), By CPU Architecture (x86, ARM, Power PC, Others), End User (Industrial Automation, Military & Defense, Consumer Electronics, Communication, Others) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa)

  • Report ID: ICT-SE-112
  • Author: Growth Market Reports
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  • No. Of Pages: 189
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  • Pub. Date: 2020-10-15
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The global Embedded Computer market was valued at USD 86,304 Million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1,38,747 Million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. Embedded computing systems are commonly being used in a variety of applications including home applications, office automation, banking and financial institutions, security, automotive, protection, personal, healthcare, and other sectors. The demand for embedded computing has been driven by an increasing acceptance of consumer electronics and an increase in the adoption of artificial intelligence.

An embedded computer system is a combination of hardware and software designed to perform a particular dedicated operation on an electronic device or machine. Hardware and software are two distinct sections of any embedded computing device that are triggered by a series of commands called a program to function as a single system. The use of embedded computer is rising worldwide, especially in emerging economies due to growing industrial development activities. The expansion of the embedded computer market is attributed to major reforms made by various governments in their respective countries. Moreover, rise in industrial activities have fueled the use of embedded computer, as they reduce time and help become automated machine. Rising industrial development activities in emerging economies is projected to fuel the market in the near future. Other factors influencing the global embedded computing market include increasing digitization in healthcare & industrial automation and increasing demand in the automotive, defense and other sectors.

Global Embedded Computer Market Key Takeaways

Market Dynamics
Rising demand for IoT services, increasing need for digitalization, and growing penetration of communication and networking technologies propel the demand for embedded computers. Advanced principal technologies and proliferation of devices fuel the growth of IoT technologies. Industrial automation uses control systems, including robots and Internet of Things (IoT) to handle various machineries and processes. These robots and IoT technology are based on embedded computers to offer high accuracy, precision, and enhanced performance of manufacturing processes.

Growing R&D investments across industries such as automotive, medical, aerospace, and electronics is creating opportunities for market players. The global market is driven by changing dynamics in the developing countries and product innovation. R&D expenditure is expected to grow at a significant pace during the forecast period, which in turn, is expected to increase the need for embedded system. The overall product improvements have increased the demand for embedded computer in various industries such as medical, automotive, and electronic. Rising demand for the embedded system in emerging and developed economies is projected to create opportunities in the market.

Embedded systems are playing an important role in the automotive industry. These systems are used in ADAS technology incorporated in the electric and hybrid vehicles. The increase in the demand for electric and hybrid vehicles owing to the growing awareness among masses about the depleting state of the environment has led to the growth of the embedded computer market. This propels the demand for embedded hardware and software that are used in EVs.

Segmental Outlook

Based of product types, the embedded computer market is segmented into COMS, SBCs, standalone board, and others. The COMS segment accounts for a major share of the market; however, the SBCs segment is anticipated to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period. Factors such as increase in the demand for fast product development, durability, consistency of COMs, and its competency of multichannel retailing are some factors fueling the COMS segment. The use of single board computers (SBCs) in notebooks, smartphones, and gaming systems is increasing owing to the development of the single board computers industry with upcoming technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT); therefore, the use of computers and smart technology in electronic devices is expected to propel the SBC segment during the forecast period. Advancements in technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), has made the hardware more complex and compact, thus driving the need for SBCs in such computers. This, in turn, increases the market of SBCs in forecast period.

Global Embedded Computer Market By Type

In terms of end-users, the embedded computer market is classified as industrial automation, military & defense, consumer electronics, communication, and others. The industrial automation segment accounts for a major share of the market; however, the consumer electronics segment is anticipated to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period. Industrial automation encompasses different applications such as comprise process control, energy, and infrastructure. Smart metering systems, data acquisition, and feedback control systems for automation are expected to boost the demand for industrial automation. Various electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, personal computers, and gaming consoles depend on embedded computing technology. Rising standard of living, awareness about technology, and falling prices of consumer electronics devices has increased the penetration of consumer electronics equipped with embedded computing among end-user verticals. The consumer electronics segment is anticipated to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period, as rapidly increasing penetration of internet connectivity & services in several developed and developing economies across the globe is providing robust growth opportunities in the consumer electronics industries.

Regional Outlook

In terms of regions, the embedded computer market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to account for a large share of the market, followed by Asia Pacific. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period. The large share of North America is attributed to the high implementation of technology and the presence of major vendors in the region. Moreover, rise in robotics and increase in applications of IoT in the region increase the demand for embedded computers. Rising per capita income and ongoing large-scale industrialization and urbanization are factors shows dynamic growth of the embedded computer market in Asia Pacific. Additionally, the accessibility of low-cost electronic products in Asia Pacific is expected to fuel the demand for microprocessors and microcontrollers in the region. Growing use of autonomous robots and embedded vision systems is projected to lead to a high demand for embedded system hardware such as microprocessors and controllers for the use in industrial applications in Asia Pacific. This, in turn, increases the demand in Asia Pacific in the coming years.

Global Embedded Computer Market By Region

Competitive Landscape

  • The prominent manufacturers operating in the embedded computer market include ABACO SYSTEMS, Advantech Co. Ltd., Artesyn Embedded Technologies Inc., Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Digi International Inc., EUROTECH, Intel Corporation, Kontron, NXP Semiconductors and Radisys.
  • In January 2020, Curtiss-Wright Corporation completed the acquisition of 901D Holdings, LLC for USD 132 million in cash. 901D Holdings is a leading designer and manufacturer of mission-critical integrated electronic devices, subsystems, and rugged shipboard enclosure solution. The acquisition extends the scope of instrumentation and control systems technologies for Curtiss-Wright Corporation and increased its presence on the vital U.S. Marine Construction Programs. Additionally, the acquisition has enabled Curtiss-Wright Corporation to facilitate shipboard solutions for nuclear and non-nuclear-powered vessels and ensure benefits from the continued expansion of the U.S. naval fleet.
  • In 2018, Advantech Co. Ltd. entered into an agreement to purchase 80% of OMRON Nohgata, a subsidiary of OMRON Corporation, subject to customary closing conditions. Advantech Co. Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiary Advantech Japan (AJP) are expected to own 50% and 30%, respectively. OMRON Nohgata is projected be led by the current management team and would be creating products and combining sales tools with Advantech Embedded IoT Business Community. With this acquisition, Advantech Co. Ltd. effectively increased its market share of embedded systems in Japan and improved localized manufacturing services. Advantech Co. Ltd. plans to further work with OMRON Corporation on the IoT website.

Global Embedded Computer Market By Manufactures

Key Benefits for Industry Participants & Stakeholders

  • In-depth Analysis of the Global Embedded Computer Market
  • Historical, Current and Projected Market Size in terms of Value (USD Million), Volume (Tons)
  • Potential & Niche Segments and Regions Exhibiting Promising Growth Covered
  • Industry Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities Covered in the Study
  • Recent Industry Trends and Developments
  • Competitive Landscape & Strategies of Key Players
  • Neutral Perspective on Global Embedded Computer Market Performance
Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Embedded Computer Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2 Market Definition
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth
   4.2 Embedded Computer Market Dynamics
      4.2.1 Market Drivers
      4.2.2 Market Restraints
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity
   4.3 Embedded Computer Market - Supply Chain Analysis
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Embedded Computer Market
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry
   4.5 Global Embedded Computer Market Size & Forecast, 2017-2027
      4.5.1 Embedded Computer Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2 Embedded Computer Market Absolute $ Opportunity

   4.6 Global Embedded Computer Market: Impact Of Key Regulations
Chapter 5 Global Embedded Computer Market Analysis and Forecast By Product Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By Product Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Product Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Product Type
   5.2 Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By Product Type
      5.2.1 COMS
      5.2.2 SBCs
      5.2.3 Stand-Alone Boards
      5.2.4 Others
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
Chapter 6 Global Embedded Computer Market Analysis and Forecast By CPU Architecture
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By CPU Architecture
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By CPU Architecture
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By CPU Architecture
   6.2 Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By CPU Architecture
      6.2.1 x86
      6.2.2 ARM
      6.2.3 PowerPC
      6.2.4 Others
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By CPU Architecture
Chapter 7 Global Embedded Computer Market Analysis and Forecast By End User
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By End User
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By End User
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By End User
   7.2 Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By End User
      7.2.1 Industrial Automation
      7.2.2 Military and Defense
      7.2.3 Consumer Electronics
      7.2.4 Communication
      7.2.5 Others
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User
Chapter 8 Global Embedded Computer Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1 Introduction
      8.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      8.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.2 Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast by Region
      8.2.1 North America
      8.2.2 Europe
      8.2.3 Asia Pacific
      8.2.4 Latin America
      8.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   8.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region
Chapter 9 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis
   9.3 Economic Impact Analysis
   9.4 Government Policies
   9.5 Investment Scenario
Chapter 10 North America Embedded Computer Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 North America Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 U.S.
      10.2.2 Canada
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 North America Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By Product Type
      10.6.1 COMS
      10.6.2 SBCs
      10.6.3 Stand-Alone Boards
      10.6.4 Others
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Product Type
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Product Type
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
   10.10 North America Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By CPU Architecture
      10.10.1 x86
      10.10.2 ARM
      10.10.3 PowerPC
      10.10.4 Others
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By CPU Architecture
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By CPU Architecture
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By CPU Architecture
   10.14 North America Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By End User
      10.14.1 Industrial Automation
      10.14.2 Military and Defense
      10.14.3 Consumer Electronics
      10.14.4 Communication
      10.14.5 Others
   10.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By End User
   10.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By End User
   10.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User
Chapter 11 Europe Embedded Computer Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Europe Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 Germany
      11.2.2 France
      11.2.3 Italy
      11.2.4 U.K.
      11.2.5 Spain
      11.2.6 Russia
      11.2.7 Rest of Europe
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Europe Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By Product Type
      11.6.1 COMS
      11.6.2 SBCs
      11.6.3 Stand-Alone Boards
      11.6.4 Others
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Product Type
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Product Type
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
   11.10 Europe Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By CPU Architecture
      11.10.1 x86
      11.10.2 ARM
      11.10.3 PowerPC
      11.10.4 Others
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By CPU Architecture
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By CPU Architecture
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By CPU Architecture
   11.14 Europe Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By End User
      11.14.1 Industrial Automation
      11.14.2 Military and Defense
      11.14.3 Consumer Electronics
      11.14.4 Communication
      11.14.5 Others
   11.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By End User
   11.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By End User
   11.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User
Chapter 12 Asia Pacific Embedded Computer Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Asia Pacific Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 China
      12.2.2 Japan
      12.2.3 South Korea
      12.2.4 India
      12.2.5 Australia
      12.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      12.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Asia Pacific Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By Product Type
      12.6.1 COMS
      12.6.2 SBCs
      12.6.3 Stand-Alone Boards
      12.6.4 Others
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Product Type
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Product Type
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
   12.10 Asia Pacific Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By CPU Architecture
      12.10.1 x86
      12.10.2 ARM
      12.10.3 PowerPC
      12.10.4 Others
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By CPU Architecture
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By CPU Architecture
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By CPU Architecture
   12.14 Asia Pacific Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By End User
      12.14.1 Industrial Automation
      12.14.2 Military and Defense
      12.14.3 Consumer Electronics
      12.14.4 Communication
      12.14.5 Others
   12.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By End User
   12.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By End User
   12.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User
Chapter 13 Latin America Embedded Computer Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Latin America Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Brazil
      13.2.2 Mexico
      13.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Latin America Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By Product Type
      13.6.1 COMS
      13.6.2 SBCs
      13.6.3 Stand-Alone Boards
      13.6.4 Others
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Product Type
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Product Type
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
   13.10 Latin America Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By CPU Architecture
      13.10.1 x86
      13.10.2 ARM
      13.10.3 PowerPC
      13.10.4 Others
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By CPU Architecture
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By CPU Architecture
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By CPU Architecture
   13.14 Latin America Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By End User
      13.14.1 Industrial Automation
      13.14.2 Military and Defense
      13.14.3 Consumer Electronics
      13.14.4 Communication
      13.14.5 Others
   13.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By End User
   13.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By End User
   13.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User
Chapter 14 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Embedded Computer Analysis and Forecast
   14.1 Introduction
   14.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast by Country
      14.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      14.2.2 South Africa
      14.2.3 UAE
      14.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   14.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   14.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   14.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   14.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By Product Type
      14.6.1 COMS
      14.6.2 SBCs
      14.6.3 Stand-Alone Boards
      14.6.4 Others
   14.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Product Type
   14.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Product Type
   14.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
   14.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By CPU Architecture
      14.10.1 x86
      14.10.2 ARM
      14.10.3 PowerPC
      14.10.4 Others
   14.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By CPU Architecture
   14.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By CPU Architecture
   14.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By CPU Architecture
   14.14 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Embedded Computer Market Size Forecast By End User
      14.14.1 Industrial Automation
      14.14.2 Military and Defense
      14.14.3 Consumer Electronics
      14.14.4 Communication
      14.14.5 Others
   14.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By End User
   14.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By End User
   14.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User
Chapter 15 Competition Landscape
   15.1 Embedded Computer Market: Competitive Dashboard
   15.2 Global Embedded Computer Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   15.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy)
      15.3.1 ABACO SYSTEMS
      15.3.2 Advantech Co. Ltd.
      15.3.3  Artesyn Embedded Technologies Inc.
      15.3.4 Curtiss-Wright Corporation
      15.3.5 Digi International Inc.
      15.3.6 EUROTECH 
      15.3.7 Intel Corporation
      15.3.8 Kontron
      15.3.9 NXP Semiconductors
      15.3.10 Radisys
Key Segments Covered
By Product Type
  • COMS
  • SBCs
  • Stand-alone Boards
  • Others
By CPU Architecture
  • x86
  • Aramid Fibers
  • Water Scavenge
  • Other
By End User
  • Industrial Automation
  • Military & Defense         
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Communication
  • Others
By Region
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of the Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Australia
    • South East Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GG
    • Turkey
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Market Players Profiled in the Report
  • ABACO SYSTEMS
  • Advantech Co. Ltd.
  • Artesyn Embedded Technologies Inc.
  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • Digi International Inc.
  • EUROTECH
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kontron
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Radisys.
  • Others (On Request)

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Some frequently asked quetions about this report!

Additional company profiles can be provided on request.

Yes, the report provides supply chain analysis along with a list of raw material suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers.

According to this Growth Market Reports report, the market from Embedded Computer is likely to register a CAGR of 6.3% during forecast period 2020-2027, with an anticipated valuation of USD 1,38,747 million by the end of the 2027.

In addition to market size (in USD Million) Company Market Share (in % for base year 2019), other data such Macro-economic factors, COVID-19 Impact on the value chain is available in final report.

Factors such as competitive strength and market positioning are key areas considered while selecting top companies to be profiled.

The demand for embedded computers is expected to continue to increase over the forecast period, taking into account energy efficiency measures at global level, thereby boosting the market for embedded computers. Technological developments, as well as declining prices of microcontroller devices, are also expected to have a favorable effect on the market over the forecast period.

The market is expected to witness a decrease of over 2-3% between 2019 and 2020 owing to the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the Embedded Computer market.

The base year considered for the global Embedded Computer market report is 2019. The complete analysis period is 2017 to 2027, wherein, 2017 & 2018 are the historic years and the forecast is provided from 2020 to 2027.

The key end users in the global embedded computer market include industrial automation companies, military & defense companies and consumer electronic companies.

Major Manufactures include Intel Corporation, NXP Semiconductors, Curtiss-Wright Corporation and Advantech.