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Operating Systems Used in Embedded Systems - Volume 2: Windows Embedded and Mobile Product Image

Operating Systems Used in Embedded Systems - Volume 2: Windows Embedded and Mobile

  • ID: 997678
  • May 2008
  • 64 Pages
  • VDC Research Group, Inc

As part of its Embedded Software 2008 Market Intelligence Service, VDC Research Group (VDC) is pleased to release a study covering the worldwide market for the Windows family of operating systems/platforms that include CE, XPE, Point of Service, Mobile, Automotive, Server, and .NET Micro Framework used in the development of embedded/mobile devices/systems. The report contains revenue estimates for 2007 shipments of Windows OS/platform solutions and forecasts of revenue shipments through 2010.

Market Overview

The embedded market continues to grow and evolve as suppliers look to offer broader and more complete integrated solutions across the development, deployment, and management life-cycle spectrums for embedded devices/systems. This is a far different landscape from the early nineties when suppliers were compartmented and offered real-time operating systems or development tools.

Regardless of what type of system or device is being developed, software presents similar challenges; however, device software development requirements are more stringent when it comes to determinism, execution speed, footprint limitations, power management, etc. Clearly software has taken READ MORE >

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I EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
MARKET OVERVIEW
STRATEGIC ISSUES, TRENDS, AND MARKET DRIVERS
Windows Embedded Re-branding
THE BATTLEGROUND
How has Microsoft Responded to the Threat?
SMART MOBILE-CONNECTED DEVICES
SOFTWARE SOLUTION STACKS
MARKET DRIVERS
MARKET INHIBITORS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Competitive Analysis
KEY SUMMARIES AND OBSERVATIONS

II SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
SCOPE
Product Category Segmentation
Regional Segmentation
Windows Platform Solutions Ranking
Industry Segmentation
METHODOLOGY
Definitions

III MARKET OVERVIEW
MARKET OVERVIEW
Microsoft in the Embedded/Mobile Markets
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
A Long-term Commitment to the Embedded Market
Increasing Market Share – But what about Operating Income?
Fast Forward

IV STRATEGIC ISSUES, DRIVERS, AND TRENDS
WINDOWS EMBEDDED RE-BRANDING
THE BATTLEGROUND
How has Microsoft Responded to the Threat?
Smart Mobile Connected Devices
Software Solution Stacks
MARKET DRIVERS
MARKET INHIBITORS
NOTE OF CAUTION – ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS IN THE NEXT
CHAPTER

V MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
MARKET ESTIMATES – CURRENT AND FORECAST

VI COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
MARKET SHARE LEADERS AND POSITIONING
MICROSOFT SUPPLIER COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
Symbian
Wind River Systems
MontaVista Software
QNX Software Systems
ADDITIONAL COMPETITIVE FORCES

VII VENDOR AND PRODUCT PROFILES
MICROSOFT CORPORATION
WINDOWS CE
WINDOWS CLASSIC OS UNDER RESTRICTED EMBEDDED LICENSE
WINDOWS EMBEDDED POINT OF SERVICE (POS)
WINDOWS MOBILE
WINDOWS MOBILE
OTHER WINDOWS (AUTOMOTIVE, SERVER FOR EMBEDDED, AND .NET
MICROFRAMEWORK)
WINDOWS XP EMBEDDED (XPE)

VIII SUMMARIES AND OBSERVATIONS

LIST OF EXHIBITS

III MARKET OVERVIEW
III-1 Microsoft Share of Historical Worldwide Shipments of Embedded and Mobile
OSs, 2000-2007

III-2 Microsoft Historical Mobile and Embedded Devices (MED) Operating
Income/ Loss (Millions of Dollars)

V MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
V-1 Worldwide Shipments of All Windows Embedded and Mobile Software and
Related Services Through 2010 (Millions of Dollars)
V-2 Worldwide Shipments of Windows CE Embedded Software and Related
Services Through 2010 (Millions of Dollars)
V-3 Worldwide Shipments of Windows XP Embedded Software and Related
Services Through 2010 (Millions of Dollars)
V-4 Worldwide Shipments of Windows Embedded for Point of Service Software
and Related Services Through 2010 (Millions of Dollars)
V-5 Worldwide Shipments of Windows Classic OSs under Embedded Restricted
License Software and Related Services Through 2010 (Millions of Dollars)
V-6 Worldwide Shipments of Windows Mobile Software and Related Services
Through 2010 (Millions of Dollars)
V-7 Worldwide Shipments of Windows Other Software and Related Services
Through 2010 (Millions of Dollars)
V-8 Worldwide Shipments of All Windows Embedded and Mobile Software and
Related Services, Segmented by Product Category for 2007 and 2010
(Percent of Dollars)
V-9 Worldwide Shipments of All Windows Embedded and Mobile Software and
Related Services, Segmented by Geographic Region for 2007 and 2010
(Percent of Dollars)
V-10 Worldwide Shipments of All Windows Embedded and Mobile Software and
Related Services, Segmented by Vertical Market for 2007 and 2010
(Percent of Dollars)
V-11 Windows Embedded CE Software and Related Services (2007 Product
Profile)
V-12 Windows Embedded XP (XPE) Software and Related Services 2007 Product
Profile (2007 Product Profile)
V-13 Windows Embedded Point Of Service (POS) Software and Related Services
(2007 Product Profile)
V-14 Windows Classic OS Under Restricted Embedded License Software and
Related Services (2007 Product Profile)
V-15 Windows Mobile Software and Related Services (2007 Product Profile)
V-16 Other Windows and Related Services (2007 Product Profile)

VI COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
VI-1 Worldwide Shipments of Embedded/Real-Time and Mobile Application
Operating Systems, Bundle Products, and Related Services, Segmented
by Leading Vendors (Percent of Dollars)
VI-2 Worldwide Shipments of Embedded/Real-Time Operating Systems, Bundle
Products, and Related Services, Segmented by Leading Vendors (Percent
of Dollars)
VI-3 Worldwide Shipments of Mobile Application Operating Systems, Bundle
Products, and Related Services, Segmented by Leading Vendors (Percent
of Dollars)

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This research indicates that embedded systems manufacturers and their suppliers are driving Windows Embedded revenue by incorporating Microsoft’s Classic OSs under embedded restricted licenses in device development.

While the scope of the research report covers Microsoft’s Embedded and Mobile segments, VDC estimates that greater than 40% of Windows Embedded revenue in 2007 was derived from Classic OS (Windows Embedded Enterprise) production licenses. The types of applications can range from retail automation, industrial automation, large complex medical devices, and others. VDC’s description of Microsoft’s Classic OSs includes full-up versions of Windows XP, Vista, 9x, DOS, and other operating systems under embedded restricted licenses.

“The main factors driving Microsoft’s success in this area is the development of PC-type devices that are not resource constrained, do not require any special hardware or software requirements and where third-party application software already exists” said Stephen Balacco, Director with VDC’s Embedded Software Practice. Real-time support if required can be achieved with real-time extensions from companies such as Ardence (RTX), TenAsys (INtime), and others. “In these cases, with low volume shipments a standard general purpose off-the-shelf operating system becomes an attractive fit both technically and financially for the embedded system manufacturer.”

VDC explores these and other critical issues within the market for Windows software solutions in the report, Windows Embedded and Mobile Operating Systems, Volume 2 from Track 1 of VDC’s 2008 Embedded Software Market Intelligence Service.

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