Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "The Merchant Embedded Computing Market - 2012 Edition" by New Venture Research.
The overall merchant embedded computing (MEC) market is slowly recovering from the trauma of 2009s economic meltdown, the performance of various market segments, bus architectures, and companies are recovering at different rates. Total revenue was just under $5 billion in 2010, a 4 percent increase from 2009 revenue which had a 12-14 percent decrease over 2008. With the worldwide economy stabilizing, the MEC industry recovered at about 6 percent in 2011 to ~$5.3 billion.
The communication wireless segment is being driven by the exploding smart phone and tablet traffic and the four billion devices connected to the internet. 3G/4G services are where the money is for carriers going forward and the wireline and optical networks are gearing up for upgrades to support the ever increasing traffic. The Industrial market particularly suffered from the financial crisis but investment in capital equipment infrastructure as well as test & measurement has returned. The automotive sector has seen renewed growth.
The Medical segment was hit hard by the healthcare cutbacks which made purchasing MEC-based, large equipment much more difficult. The usually healthy Military/Aerospace segment is now facing a rapidly declining defense department budget in the USA. Counter to this, the military is trying to use more and more electronics for the Internet enabled soldier and robotic weapons.
The Merchant Embedded Computing Market - 2012 Edition report analyzes the performance of the industry from 2003 - 2016. Although there are several hundred companies, most are fairly small in revenue and highly specialized, focusing on specific application segments with unique product requirements. The report tracks and analyzes five application markets, nine bus architectures and four form factors. Specific trends and issues of the forecast by application, bus architecture and form function are covered in detail in the report