|The global industrial PC (IPC) market is expected to exceed $2 billion by 2011. Embedded IPCs will play a leading role. The worldwide markets for both embedded box IPCs and embedded panel IPCs are expected to experience well above average growth between now and 2011. Together in 2011 they will account for over $400 million. |
Extensive consultation with IPC suppliers found that machine builders and end users were increasingly preferring to use embedded rather than standard IPCs. The most influential reasons were size, reliability and the improving performance of embedded products.
The EMEA region is predicted to adopt embedded IPCs most readily to account for more than 50% of worldwide embedded IPC sales. Market analyst, Mark Watson, commented “The EMEA market for small embedded box IPCs is projected to grow considerably faster than the EMEA IPCs market as a whole. Over the next five years total IPC revenues will grow by 43%; however embedded IPC revenues will grow by 60%. IPC manufacturers can now offer extremely small embedded box products, which offer good levels of functionality and reliability. These products are attractive to both high-end and low-end applications, giving them a larger potential market than regular box IPCs.”
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