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Embedded Linux in China

Mar 29, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

This article by China MobileSoft cofounders John Ostrem and Jiping Wang provides a perspective on the rapidly emerging market for Embedded Linux in China, including a general summary of trends, markets, and a brief survey of the significant Chinese Embedded Linux providers. Ostrem and Wang write . . .

“Everybody seems to be interested in China these days. It represents a rapidly growing, potentially huge market for technology products of all kinds. Our company . . . has been doing business in China in the embedded arena for several years, and we would like to share our view of the opportunities . . .”

“For us, the most effective way to gather realistic and useful market intelligence has been to focus on our customer base, visit trade shows, and participate in the major industry associations. We regularly track and are in contact with the top 200 embedded device makers in China, including all the major phone, PDA, and Internet appliance manufacturers, many of which are currently our customers.”

“Having said this, we are true believers in the tremendous potential in the Chinese markets in general, and in the future of embedded Linux in China in particular . . .”

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