VDC Research Group Publishes Embedded Engineering Survey Data for 2008

With the increasing complexity of embedded software and hardware designs, VDC’s 2008 survey of Embedded Engineering professionals provides insight into the behavior, opinions, and demographics of embedded engineers, the degree to which embedded system engineering tasks are converging, and key system engineering trends likely to impact embedded systems manufacturers and solution providers over the short and long term.

This end-user data is based on detailed Web survey responses collected in the February to April 2008 timeframe from almost eight hundred embedded systems engineers worldwide that will offer an understanding about the dynamics of the embedded market as they relate to current and future product development trends. This detailed user data provides access to VDC’s extensive knowledge of the embedded developer community and is intended to provide insight into specific embedded developer communities’ current development and future project trends based on the individual report topics.

Who should be interested?
Software (ESW, ESL, and EDA) and hardware (silicon and board) solution providers (whether currently engaged in the embedded market or not) should find this information of interest, as these reports provide valuable insight into the types of current and future requirements and methodologies that companies are using to engineer embedded systems. This information can be used to assist companies in differentiating their solutions, developing competitive strategies, engineering products that better meet current and future customer requirements, and/or supporting key marketing and sales claims.

Systems manufacturers and semiconductor suppliers will also find value in this data in developing an understanding of key system engineering trends that will impact their business in the short and long term, gaining a perspective on the embedded software and hardware market, and an understanding of the vendor options available to them.

About the VDC Embedded Software Market Intelligence Program
VDC’s Embedded Software 2008 Market Intelligence Service includes Track 1: Operating Systems Used in Embedded Systems and Track 2: Software/System Modeling and Test Tools. Both tracks include a volume and multiple modules of end-user data for the individual reports within the tracks that includes data for over 130 exhibits for:

  • Linux Used in Embedded Systems
  • Windows Used in Embedded Systems
  • Embedded/Real-time and Mobile Application Operating Systems
  • Multi-Core Components and Tools
  • Virtual System Prototyping/Simulation Tools for Software Development & Verification
  • Software and Systems Modeling Tools
  • Static Analysis Tools

Subscribers to individual reports from either Track 1 or Track 2 receive end-user data specific to any report purchased at no additional cost. However, the end-user data is available for purchase separately for subscribers requiring the data only as well as unique data cuts of specific interest to solution providers.

VDC Research Group is a technology market research and strategy consulting firm that advises clients in a number of industrial, embedded, component, retail automation, RFID, AIDC, datacom/telecom, and defense markets. Using rigorous primary research and analysis techniques, the firm helps its clients identify, plan for, and capitalize on current and emerging market opportunities. We strive to deliver exceptional value to our clients by leveraging the considerable technical, operational, educational and professional experience of our research and consulting staff. During our nearly four decades of ongoing operation, we have had the pleasure of serving most of the world’s leading technology companies, many high-profile start-ups, and numerous blue-chip early and later stage investors. Our products and services consist of research reports, annual research programs, and custom research and consulting services. Founded in 1971, the firm is located in the Boston area.