Global Embedded System Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Component (Hardware and Software), By Function (Standalone system, Real-time system, Network system, and Mobile system), By Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing, Retail, Media & Entertainment, Military & Defense, Telecom, and Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Semiconductors & Electronics


Global Embedded System Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Embedded System Market Size was valued at USD 156.35 billion in 2022.
  • The market is growing at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2023 to 2032
  • The global embedded system market is expected to reach USD 262.05 billion by 2032
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period



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The Global Embedded System Market Size is expected to reach USD 262.05 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period 2022 to 2032.


Market Overview

Embedded systems are specialized computing systems designed to perform specific tasks within larger electronic devices or systems. They are omnipresent in our daily lives, present in a wide range of applications such as consumer electronics, automotive systems, medical devices, industrial machinery, and more. These systems are characterized by their compact size, low power consumption, and real-time operation. They typically consist of a microcontroller or microprocessor, memory, input/output interfaces, and various sensors or actuators. Embedded systems enable the seamless integration of technology into our surroundings, enhancing functionality and efficiency. They play a crucial role in enabling smart and connected devices, automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT). As technology advances, embedded systems continue to evolve, driving innovation and shaping the future of various industries.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for embedded system market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the embedded system market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the embedded system market.


Global Embedded System Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 156.35 Billion
Forecast Period:2022 - 2032
Forecast Period CAGR 2022 - 2032 :5.3%
2032 Value Projection:USD 262.05 Billion
Historical Data for:2018 - 2021
No. of Pages:210
Tables, Charts & Figures:125
Segments covered:By Component, By Function, By Application, By Region
Companies covered::Intel Corporation, Renesas Electronics, Texas Instruments Inc., NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm Incorporated, Cypress Semiconductors, Infineon Technologies, Analog Devices Inc., Microchip Technology Inc., STMicroelectronics N.V., Samsung Electronics, On Semiconductor, Toshiba Corporation

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Driving Factors

The embedded system market is driven by several factors, including increasing demand for connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), the growing use of automation in various industries, and the need for real-time computing and control. Additionally, the expansion of the automotive industry and the growing demand for smart home devices are also driving the growth of the embedded system market. The increasing adoption of wireless technologies and the need for enhanced security in embedded systems also contribute to market growth. Furthermore, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is driving the development of more sophisticated embedded systems that can support these technologies. The emergence of new technologies, such as 5G, also presents opportunities for growth in the embedded system market, as these systems will need to support these technologies and operate in real time. Overall, the Embedded System Market is expected to continue to grow as technology advances and new applications for embedded systems emerge.


Restraining Factors

The embedded system market faces certain restraints that can hinder its growth. These include the complexity and cost of development, as creating embedded systems requires specialized skills and resources. Additionally, the market is highly fragmented, with a wide variety of hardware and software platforms, making interoperability and standardization challenges. The limited processing power and memory capacity of embedded systems can also pose limitations on the functionality and performance they can deliver. Moreover, concerns related to security and privacy can impede the widespread adoption of embedded systems. Lastly, the lifecycle of embedded systems is often long, leading to slower technology refresh cycles and potential compatibility issues with newer technologies.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2022, the hardware segment accounted for more than 63.5% market share

On the basis of the component, the global embedded system market is segmented into hardware and software. The hardware segment is dominating with the largest market share in 2022, this dominance can be attributed to the crucial role hardware components play in the functioning of embedded systems. Hardware components include microcontrollers, microprocessors, sensors, memory devices, and other electronic components that form the core of embedded systems. These components are essential for processing, storing, and interacting with data, enabling the embedded system to perform its intended functions. The hardware segment's dominance is further driven by the continuous advancements in semiconductor technology, leading to more powerful and efficient hardware solutions. Additionally, the increasing demand for high-performance and energy-efficient embedded systems across various industries, such as automotive, healthcare, and industrial automation, fuels the growth of the hardware segment. With ongoing technological advancements and innovation in hardware components, the dominance of the hardware segment in the embedded system market is expected to continue in the foreseeable future.


  • In 2022, the automotive segment dominated the market with around 25.1% revenue share

Based on the application, the global embedded system market is segmented into automotive, consumer electronics, manufacturing, retail, media & entertainment, military & defense, telecom, and others. Out of this, the automotive segment is dominating the market with the largest market share in 2022, This can be attributed to the increasing integration of advanced embedded systems in vehicles to enhance safety, performance, and user experience. The automotive industry relies heavily on embedded systems for applications such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), infotainment systems, in-vehicle connectivity, and autonomous driving technologies. The growing consumer demand for smart and connected vehicles, coupled with government regulations promoting vehicle safety and emission control, has fueled the adoption of embedded systems in the automotive sector. Furthermore, the rapid advancements in electric vehicles (EVs) and the shift towards intelligent transportation systems (ITS) have further propelled the dominance of the automotive segment in the embedded system market. With ongoing advancements in automotive technology and the increasing emphasis on connected and autonomous vehicles, the automotive segment is expected to maintain its market dominance in the foreseeable future.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Embedded System Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America held a significant revenue share of around 25% in 2022


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Based on region, North America is the largest market for embedded systems, accounting for the highest share of the global market. The region's dominance can be attributed to several factors, including the presence of established players, a high level of technological advancement, and the growing demand for connected devices and IoT applications. The region has a strong focus on research and development, with significant investments in developing new technologies and expanding the application of existing ones. Additionally, the region has a high level of consumer spending on electronics and home automation, which further drives the demand for embedded systems. The automotive industry in North America is also a significant driver of the embedded system market, with advanced safety features, infotainment systems, and autonomous driving technologies requiring advanced embedded systems. Overall, the combination of factors positions North America as a dominant market for embedded systems and is expected to continue to drive growth in the coming years.


Recent Developments

In February 2022, Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions has collaborated with Northrop Grumman to introduce Real-time Virtualization and Modernized Protection (ReVAMP) technology to the embedded avionics industry.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global embedded system market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Companies:

  • Intel Corporation
  • Renesas Electronics
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Cypress Semiconductors
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Analog Devices Inc.
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
  • STMicroelectronics N.V.
  • Samsung Electronics
  • On Semiconductor
  • Toshiba Corporation


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-Users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting and Research Firm
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the global embedded system market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Embedded System Market, By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software


Embedded System Market, By Function

  • Standalone system
  • Real-time system
  • Network system
  • Mobile system


Embedded System Market, By Application

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Media & entertainment
  • Military & Defense
  • Telecom
  • Others


Embedded System Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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