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Embedded Systems Market Research Report By Type (Hardware, Software), Microcontroller Performance (Small-Scale Embedded System, Medium-Scale Embedded System, Large-Scale Embedded System), Functionality (Stand-Alone Embedded System, Real-Time Embedded System, Mobile Embedded System, Networked Embedded System), Application (Automotive, Telecommunication, Healthcare, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Military & Aerospace, Others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World) - Industry Forecast till 2032


ID: MRFR/SEM/7191-HCR | 111 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| June 2024

Global Embedded Systems Market Overview 


Embedded Systems Market Size was valued at USD 93304.71 Million in 2023. The Embedded Systems Market industry is projected to grow from USD 101023 Million in 2024 to USD 178342 Million by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.36% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032).The embedded systems market is one of the most diverse market segments with plenty of operational services. There are many development programs, platforms and services available in the said market segment. Both hardware and software in the said market segment enable mixed services for the end-users. The main machine function is efficiently monitored through these peripherals, as the embedded operations are suitable for both electrical and mechanical networks.The embedded systems technology is mainly used in protocol converters, ethernet devices and wireless infrastructures. Different telecommunication networks require these embedded systems, as high-speed data transfer is possible through embedded technology, which improves efficiency and productivity. Moreover, industrial automation, telecommunication networks and healthcare industries have high requirements for embedded systems. Embedded Systems Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Embedded Systems Market Trends


The advent of 5G services and the development of 5G-based embedded devices is a noteworthy trend driving the market forward.


The embedded systems market is anticipated to benefit from the introduction of 5G technology, which is projected to act as a growth opportunity. According to the GSM association, i.e., GSMA, the 5G technology and the market associated with it reached a valuation of USD 2.2 trillion at a CAGR of 5.3%. As a consequence of this, it is anticipated that the manufacturing of embedded devices and embedded control systems based on 5G architecture will expand rapidly during the forecast period mentioned above. As a result of the incorporation of 5G into their architecture, embedded devices that are utilized in the smart video surveillance system of automobiles demonstrate the ability to give rapid reaction rates. In addition, because it enables rapid image processing, 5G technology is anticipated to be of assistance in addressing the issues that are encountered throughout the process of industrial automation and smart farming. Embedded devices that are capable of supporting 5G infrastructure are anticipated to be the driving force behind the expansion of the embedded system market.


Most of the end-users of the embedded systems market will be the early adopters of 5G technology. Many embedded devices use the camera for surveillance through 5G technology to pace up their operations.


Furthermore, technological advancements in embedded systems technology are creating new opportunities. The embedded systems are integrating all the new technologies to increase operational efficiency with these new launches and innovations. All these factors are said to aid the overall revenue rates of the embedded system market.


Embedded Systems Market Segment Insights 


The global embedded systems market is segmented on the basis of hardware, software and applications.


Based on the hardware segmentation, the said market is further divided into Microcontrollers, Microprocessors, Digital Signal Processors, etc. Out of which, the microcontrollers segment dominates the market share. Increasing utilization of microcontrollers in appliances, toys, security systems, power tools, power tools, and microwave ovens, as well as in washers and dryers and office machinery, has contributed to the expansion of this market segment. Automation in various industries, the adoption of the Internet of Things in several verticals, an increase in the global demand for secure applications, and a rise in the demand for low-energy consumption devices all contribute to the continuous growth of microcontroller demand in the global embedded systems market.


Based on software, the embedded systems market is further divided into Real-time embedded systems, standalone embedded systems, and middleware. Out of this, the real-time embedded systems segment owes the major market share. Real-time embedded systems are utilized in applications that necessitate a rapid and immediate response rate. Network embedded systems are a type of real-time embedded systems that utilize local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), or the Internet to access resources and execute assigned tasks. The increasing integration of IoT in different devices, smart environments, and platforms is a key element fuelling the need for real-time embedded systems. Furthermore, the continuous progress in sensors and actuators utilized in industrial automation, energy distribution, transportation, communications networks, and healthcare applications is also fuelling the global demand for real-time embedded systems.


Based on applications, the global embedded systems market is further sub-segmented into communication, automotive, healthcare, aerospace and defense, industrial, etc., out of which the communication application holds the major market share. Embedded systems are utilized in routers, Ethernet devices, wireless infrastructures, and protocol converters to facilitate high-speed data transfer and accommodate the growth of communication infrastructures. Various network and telecom applications utilize embedded hardware such as FPGA and ASIC. Telecom providers frequently incorporate hard IP into their systems to support interfaces like peripheral component interconnect (PCI) Express, 100G Ethernet, and DDR3/4. This allows for high-speed data transport using embedded hardware such as FPGA. In addition, cost-effective and power-efficient technologies like eASIC are being progressively utilized in radio access network (RAN) equipment. 


Embedded Systems Market Regional Insights 


The global embedded systems market is primarily studied across four major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. Among these, the Asia-Pacific region dominates the global market share, followed by North America, which sustains the highest growth rate. Considering the fact that the APAC region dominates the said market segment, several variables contribute to the expansion of the embedded system market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. These aspects include rising per capita income, continuous large-scale industrialization, and urbanization. Additionally, it is anticipated that the availability of low-cost electronic products in the Asia-Pacific region will lead to an increase in the demand for microprocessors and microcontrollers in the region. At the same time, it is anticipated that the growing utilization of autonomous robots and embedded vision systems will increase the demand for embedded system hardware, which includes microprocessors and controllers, for use in industrial applications in the Asia-Pacific region.


North America has a dominant position in the market due to the presence of numerous prominent key players in the embedded system industry, along with a large number of end-users in sectors including automotive, aerospace, healthcare, and industrial automation. The substantial regional investment in research & development is a key driver of the North American embedded system industry. North American companies are making significant investments in the development of novel embedded systems, hence fueling market expansion. The rising need for connected devices and systems is a significant driver of the growth in the North American embedded system industry. The increasing number of internet-connected devices and their interconnectivity is driving a significant surge in the need for embedded systems capable of managing this connectivity.


With a significant emphasis on research and development, Europe is an additional key region for the embedded systems market. The European market growth is propelled by the expanding application of automation and artificial intelligence across numerous industries. Because the operation of these technologies is highly dependent on embedded systems, the demand for embedded systems capable of performing these functions will increase as their adoption grows.


Embedded Systems Market Key Players & Competitive Insights 


With the introduction of new-age technology in embedded systems and the entrance of some key market players that are catering to the market with high-end services, the competition in the said market segment has increased to an extent. Several key players in the industry including Kontron AG, Intel Corporation, Atmel Corportaion employs unique business expansion strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, and partnership deals are some of the key strategies in the said competitive landscapes. 


Embedded Systems Market Key Companies Insights 




  • Kontron AG 




  • Atmel Corporation 




  • Analogue devices Inc




  • Intel Corporation 




  • Renesas Electronics Corporation 




  • Texas Corporation 




  • Samsun electronic corporation 




  • Microsoft Corporation 




  • Infineon Technologies AG 




  • NXP semiconductors. Inc 




  • ST Microelectronics




  • Qualcomm Incorporated




  • Cypress Semiconductors




  • Microchip Technology Inc. 




Embedded Systems Industry Developments 


February 2024:


In February 2024, Kontron, one of the leading competitors in the market, announced the launch of the SMARC-sGET 2 Module, which is a powerful and secure module for industrial IoT applications. 


December 2023: 


In December 2023, Microchip Technology launched its new product, CEC1702, a high-performance microcontroller for industrial automation applications.


January 2024: 


In January 2024, Microchip Technology signed an acquisition deal with Nexperia to acquire the company and expand its portfolio of analog and mixed-signal solutions. 

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 93304.71 Million
Market Size 2024 USD 101023 Million
Market Size 2032 USD 178342 Million
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.36 (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Microcontroller Performance, Functionality, Application
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Atmel Corporation (US), Intel Corporation (US), Texas Instruments (US), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), Microsoft Corporation (US), Samsung Electronics Corporation (South Korea), Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan), Analog Devices Inc.(US), Kontron AG (Germany), Advantech Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), ARM Limited (UK), Fujitsu Limited (Japan), Microchip Technology Inc. (US), Xilinx, Inc. (US), STMicroelectronics (Switzerland)
Key Market Opportunities The commercialization of 5G. High investments made by the companies for the development of new technologies.
Key Market Dynamics The increasing demand for smartphones, laptops, desktops, communications systems. The rising urbanization.Demand for smart appliances. The presence of large-scale industries.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global embedded systems market is projected to value USD 145.2 Billion by the end of 2032.

The global embedded systems market is likely to thrive at a CAGR of 7.36% during the forecast period.

The most distinguished players in the global embedded systems market are Atmel Corporation (US), Intel Corporation (US), Texas Instruments (US), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), Microsoft Corporation (US), Samsung Electronics Corporation (South Korea), Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan), Analog Devices Inc.(US), Kontron AG (Germany), Advantech Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), ARM Limited (UK), Fujitsu Limited (Japan), Microchip Technology Inc. (US), Xilinx, Inc. (US), STMicroelectronics (Switzerland), among others.

The global embedded systems market is estimated to be dominated by North America

The growing demand for laptops, desktops, smartphones, communication systems, and others across the world is likely to be the most significant factor driving the global embedded systems market.

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