Wednesday, January 11, 2006

High percentage of embedded projects still run behind schedule

The latest findings from VDC's 2005 Volume VIII: Embedded Systems Market Statistics report, show that nearly 40% of embedded development projects run behind schedule. In fact, over 80% of the projects running behind schedule are at least 2 months late.

While the percentage of late projects is substantial, it's an improvement from previous years in which VDC research has indicated that a majority of projects were running late. The medical, military/aerospace, and industrial automation industries had the highest percentage of late projects, while the retail automation and consumer electronics markets had fewer late projects on average.