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Survey reveals embedded Linux market trends

Apr 25, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

The results of's seventh annual Embedded Linux Market Survey are in! This brief summary outlines our interpretation of a few key data points. Overall, we find the results encouraging for embedded Linux, and for companies in the embedded Linux OS and tools market.

This year, our survey drew 932 respondents, or 79 more than last year over a comparable period of time. This alone shows that interest in embedded Linux continues to grow, a fact also reflected by the growing readership of our Website and opt-in newsletter.

Key findings to emerge from this year's survey include:

  • Embedded Linux still growing and likely to keep growing through 2012
  • Developers are more willing than ever to pay for support/services
  • Commercial Linux OS and tools use is on the rise
  • Legal sophistication increasing
  • Sources of embedded Linux remain diverse
  • ARM still the top embedded architecture

Along with colorful charts and a discussion of these key observations, complete survey data is also available, for those who wish to draw their own conclusions.

Read our “Snapshot of the Embedded Linux market” for 2007

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