This IDC study centers on the embedded systems industry, including identifying the significant segment of this industry that is converging with mainstream systems and forming the intelligent systems industry. IDC provides context around the market's size and forecast and identifies key attributes that companies must address to capture the growth of the market.
For over a decade, IDC's Semiconductors and Enabling Technologies team has been advising and researching the large embedded and intelligent systems marketplace, and this study serves as part of our ongoing commitment to the research and vision of growing collaboration between IDC and leading companies that are defining the market's direction and opportunity.
"Intelligent systems are where the chief value is on the Internet of Everything," said Mario Morales, program vice president of Semiconductors and EMS and vice president of IDC's Enabling Technologies research group. "Their features, capabilities, and autonomy mean that they will be the main aggregators and analyzers of big data, the main prerequisite for actually monetizing big data."