SYSGO Ranks First in Embedded Linux Market Survey

SYSGO, the global supplier of highly reliable device software, was ranked first among commercial embedded Linux suppliers in the recently-published seventh annual Embedded Linux Market Survey. This survey also showed Linux continuing to grow as the dominant embedded OS for 32 and 64-bit designs (approaching 50%), and that over 60% of developers surveyed look to commercial suppliers for support and service. While the poll also indicated that less than a quarter of developers today build on commercially-supplied platforms, respondents indicated an increasing preference to “buy” vs. “build”.

In concert with these trends, SYSGO was highlighted as the leading choice for new designs based on commercially-sourced embedded Linux, ahead of long-time brand leader MontaVista, with over twice the share of embedded industry heavyweight Wind River. European-based SYSGO launched its US presence earlier this year at the West Coast Embedded Systems Conference, making the results especially impressive when compared to entrenched North American commercial brands.

SYSGO provides embedded OS, tools and services, including the popular ELinOS Industrial Grade Linux development environment and the partitioned paravirtualization PikeOS real-time platform. “The LinuxDevices poll clearly shows SYSGO’s advances in key global embedded markets,” noted Knut Degen, SYSGO CEO. “Our commitment to quality, performance and security in our platform, tools and services clearly differentiates SYSGO from others in the market and provides OEMs with an increasingly preferred alternative to roll-your-own embedded Linux.”

SYSGO is specialized in design, implementation and configuration of device software for the embedded market. Besides SYSGO’s real-time operating system solution for safety-critical systems, PikeOS and the Embedded Linux development environment, ELinOS, SYSGO offers the development of device drivers, board support packages and firmware. SYSGO also supports its international customers with services for Embedded Linux, real-time and certification for safety-critical applications. The target markets are Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Consumer Electronic and Network Infrastructure. SYSGO’s customers include DaimlerChrysler, EADS Airbus, EADS Military Air Systems, Honeywell, IBM, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins as well as Rohde & Schwarz. SYSGO AG was founded in Mainz, Germany, in 1991 and was reincorporated as a joint stock company in October 2002. Today, the company has six facilities in Germany and Europe and provides a global distribution network.