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VPX SBC Market Size

ID: MRFR//9541-CR | 110 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| November 2022

The worldwide market for VPX SBC (Single Board Computer) recorded a value of USD 185.15 million in 2021, and it is anticipated to reach USD 425.32 million by 2027, showcasing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.5% during the period from 2022 to 2027.

This comprehensive study on the global VPX SBC market offers in-depth insights into industry trends, market dynamics, size, competitive landscape, and growth opportunities. The report classifies the global VPX SBC market based on various factors, including rack unit, processor, application, end-users, and region/country.

In terms of rack unit, the VPX SBC market is categorized into 6U and 3U. In the year 2021, the 6U segment dominated the market, and this trend is expected to continue throughout the evaluation period. However, the 3U segment is projected to register the highest Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) during the forecast period from 2022 to 2027.

The processor segment of the VPX SBC market is segmented into Intel, NXP Power Architecture, and Arm. The Intel segment is anticipated to display the highest CAGR of 13.8% during the assessment period.

When it comes to application, the VPX SBC market is divided into radar, electronic warfare, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance), mission computers, and others. The others segment took the lead in the market in 2021, and it is expected to demonstrate the highest CAGR of 14.6% during the assessment period.

The end-users segment of the VPX SBC market comprises Defense, Aerospace, Industrial, Commercial, and Others. The Defense segment held the largest share in the market in 2021 and is predicted to maintain its dominance throughout the review period. Meanwhile, the Industrial, Commercial, and Others segment is foreseen to register the highest CAGR from 2022 to 2027. Within the Defense segment, further segmentation includes Land, Naval, and Air Force. In 2021, the Air Force segment led the market and is expected to exhibit the highest CAGR of 14.0% during the assessment period.

Geographically, the study includes regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America stands out as the dominant force in the market and is poised to uphold its leading position throughout the projected period.

In this highly competitive global market, numerous vendors are actively participating, offering feature-rich and innovative solutions to their customers. Some of the major vendors profiled in this study include Abaco Systems, Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc, Aitech, Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Kontron, ADLINK Technology Inc, Connect Tech Inc, Curtiss-Wright, Concurrent Technologies, Inc., and Mercury Systems, Inc.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Growth Rate 13.5%

VPX SBC Market Overview:


VPX SBC Market Size was valued at USD 0.24 Billion in 2023. The VPX SBC Market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.27 Billion in 2024 to USD 0.75 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.50% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032).


A Single-Board Computer (SBC) is a complete, functioning computer in which the memory, input/output functions, microprocessor, and other features are all built on a single circuit board, with RAM built in at a pre-determined amount and with no expansion slots for peripherals. VPX, also called VITA 46, refers to a set of standards for connecting components of a computer, mainly used by defense contractors. VPX is primarily associated with providing high-performance solutions to the defense market, the number of markets that can leverage its capabilities is much broader. That includes commercial, industrial, transportation, energy exploration, and many other commercial industries that need rugged reliability allied with leading-edge performance.


The global VPX SBC market is driven by an increase in the adoption of electronic warfare systems and technological advancements in military embedded systems. However, complexities in embedded product development is expected to act as a major restraint factor for the market. Development of electronic warfare systems with enhanced capabilities is expected to open lucrative opportunities for the market during the projected period.


VPX SBC Market Overview


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


COVID-19 Impact vs  Opportunities for Global VPX SBC Market:


COVID-19 has severely impacted and disrupted supply chain hubs across the globe. China, one of the major manufacturing hubs, has registered a decline of ~14% in the production capacity and a decline of ~40% in global electronic component shipments. COVID-19 has affected the Global Value Chain hub, wherein China played an important role in providing raw materials, assembly of products, and final dispatch. The significant decline in the export includes textile raw materials, garments and clothing accessories, mechanical and electrical products, automatic data processing systems, central processing units, electrical equipment, and automobiles. In this, the automatic data processing system has been hit worse, impacting approximately 30%.


The demand for electronic warfare systems is driven owing to their various applications. There are multiple technological developments in the electronic warfare system, such as Artificial Intelligence, Unmanned Platform Development and Miniaturization of VPX SBC.


Market Dynamics:


Market Drivers:


The electronic warfare systems perform the military or intelligence operations that make use of the electromagnetic spectrum to detect and communicate with the radar, radio, or infrared signals and further block enemy attacks. The increasing conflicts among the countries have pushed the demand for these systems, thereby propelling the VPX SBC market.


Market Opportunities:


There have been growing developments by the US Air Force researchers to build a new type of artificial intelligence and machine learning to allow attack aircraft to defeat and engage next-generation enemy IADS (integrated air-defense systems). In September 2021, the US Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, released a pre-solicitation to apply machine learning and AI to future cognitive electronic warfare systems and help aircraft succeed in air defenses that rely on missiles, multispectral sensors, and other air-defense assets. Artificial Intelligence and machine learning can help the military sector analyze and generate an increasing amount of mission data in real time and create opportunities for adopting autonomous electronic warfare.


Market Restraint:


The complexities in embedded product development are anticipated to hamper the global VPX SBC market at a lower rate towards the end of the forecast period.


Value Chain Analysis


The market for VPX SBC is growing at a steady pace and is expected to continue growing in the near future. This is owing to the existing and emerging key players coming forward with innovative technologies in the VPX SBC market. The supply chain analysis for the VPX SBC market comprises six major phases: the raw material supply, R&D, component supply, subsystem integration, testing, and end use.


VPX SBC Market Segment Overview


The global VPX SBC Market has been segmented on the basis of Rack Unit, Processor, Application, End-User and region.


The global VPX SBC Market, based on Rack type, has been segmented into 6U and 3U. The 6U segment was valued at USD 105.96 million and is expected to increase during the forecast time frame.


The global VPX SBC Market, based on processor, has been segmented into Intel, NXP Power Architecture, and ARM.


The global VPX SBC Market, based on application, has been segmented into Radar, Electronic Warfare, ISR, Mission Computers, and Others.


The global VPX SBC Market, based on end-user, has been segmented into Defence, Aerospace and Industrial, Commercial, & Others. The defense segment has been further bifurcated into Land, Naval, and Airforce.


Regional Analysis


The global VPX SBC Market has been studied across Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.


North America accounted for the largest market share in 2021. North America is divided into the US, Canada, and Mexico. The US region continues to lead the market owing to increasing national security concerns. The continuous R&D activities, labor availability, and government support for the development of the military & defense industry have formed huge demand for the VPX SBC market.


Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region. This can be attributed to the growing businesses across the region owing to the leading company's expansion strategies. China, India, and Southeast Asian countries are becoming production hubs due to favorable business environments.


VPX SBC Market Competitive Landscape


The global market for VPX SBC is projected to witness healthy growth during the forecast period, due to an increase in the adoption of electronic warfare systems and technological advancement in military-embedded systems.


Key players operating in the global VPX SBC Market include Abaco Systems (US), Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc (US), Aitech (US), Mistral Solutions Pvt Ltd. (India), Kontron (US), ADLINK Technology Inc. (Taiwan), Connect Tech Inc (Canada), Curtiss-Wright organization (US), Mercury System, Inc. (US), and Concurrent Technologies Inc. (UK).


Recent Developments


Aitech announced that it would provide mission-critical flight computer technologies for the development of satellites by Astranis, a private American geostationary communications satellite operator and manufacturer. In July 2021


Aitech announced the availability of U-C8770 3U VPX SBC. The newer is aligned with the open group sensor open system architecture. This allows the SBC to be integrated with a variety of current and future programs. This SBC is the first in its class to offer larger RAM and storage capacities. In August 2021


Kontron announced its ongoing process of upgrading its VX305C-40G 3U OpenVPX single board computer. The newer SBC will be equipped with NVMe SSD and an M2-based NVMe drive, which will increase the drive to 260 Gigabytes. The change will also enhance the write performance by 166% and read performance by 314%. In September 2021


AMETECK, Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical embedded computing systems, acquired Abaco systems for USD 1.35 Billion. In April 2021


Mistral Solutions Pvt Ltd. opened its 4th research center in IIT Madras research park. Since its inception, the company has expanded its research facilities with premier engineering institutes in India. This has helped the company's overall development and benefits from collaborative research. In April 2022


Report Overview


As per MRFR, the global VPX SBC Market has been growing significantly over the past few years. The global VPX SBC Market has been segmented on the basis of rack unit, processor, application, end user and region. Based on region, the VPX SBC market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.


Objective of the Study



  • To provide a comprehensive analysis of the VPX SBC Market and its sub-segments, thereby providing a detailed structure of the industry

  • To provide detailed insights into factors driving and restraining the growth of the global VPX SBC Market

  • To estimate the size of the global VPX SBC market where 2018 to 2022 would be the historical period, 2023 shall be the base year, and 2024 to 2032 will be the forecast period for the study

  • To analyze the global VPX SBC market in five main regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America

  • To provide country-wise market value analysis for various segments of the VPX SBC Market

  • To provide strategic profiling of key companies present across the globe and comprehensively analyze their competitiveness/competitive landscape in this market

  • To provide a value chain for the VPX SBC Market


Scope of the Report


The scope of the global VPX SBC Market study includes the market size analysis and a detailed analysis of the vendor’s products and strategies. The global VPX SBC Market has been segmented on the basis of rack unit, processor, application, end user and region.


Intended Audience



  • VPX SBC Market Administrators

  • VPX SBC Market manufacturers and providers

  • Semiconductor industry

  • Software integrators

  • IT enterprises

  • Technology investors

  • Regulatory industries

  • Government bodies

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