Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Over $25 Billion: VDC Research Releases New Metric Measuring the Total Size of the Embedded Software Engineering Market

VDC Research recently released a series of Embedded Systems Market Statistics reports providing a detailed, vertical-by-vertical analysis of key embedded industries. Within these reports, VDC provides estimates for the Total Market for Embedded Software Engineering (TMESE), which VDC believes represents more than $25 billion worldwide.

While spending on commercial software and tools for embedded software engineering represents a large portion of the TMESE, spending on engineering labor continues to represent a substantial piece of this market opportunity. VDC views this larger market size to be most representative of the total revenue opportunity for software vendors. Vendors who provide solutions able to increase developer efficiency, improve time-to-market, and reduce labor costs can potentially capture a greater portion of the value of the engineering effort that the software they provide replaces.

The TMESE “Iceberg”

The TMESE calculation stems from recent upgrades to VDC’s Embedded Systems Market Statistics Model. This model also provides key metrics regarding the global engineering population and embedded projects, with an emphasis on vertically-, regionally-, and task-specific analysis.

“Leaders within the embedded industry are looking for more segment-specific intelligence to inform their assessments of current market opportunities and better align their offerings with customer requirements,” says Matt Volckmann, Senior Analyst and Program Manager, VDC’s Embedded Software and Tools practice. “VDC’s latest Embedded Systems Market Statistics model provides our customers with a more detailed view into the embedded software market as well as improved access to data specific to certain segments of interest across geographies, industries, and engineer types. The model also puts VDC clients in a better position to address key questions about the larger systems engineering industry.”

VDC reviews these and other critical statistics by vertical within the recently released Track 3 Embedded Systems Market Statistics reports, Volumes 1 through 7, from VDC’s 2008 Embedded Software Market Intelligence Service.