Expansion of Embedded Computing to Fuel Growth of System on Module Market
A module that incorporates all the critical elements of an electronics design including microprocessor, RAM, Flash, and power supplies has been in demand. This remains the primary driving force for system on module market. Optionally, many SOM vendors also include Ethernet PHY, and WiFi+BT modules. The purpose is to offload the difficult design tasks (both hardware, and software) and allow customers to focus on the peripherals and application development. With SOM one can focus on their core business, shorten the time to market, lower the risk and cost by using our professionally designed, and proven modules.
The development of wireless communication technologies, intelligent sensors, and imaging solutions because of advancements in industrial technologies has allowed manufacturers to offer a "single chip with multiple cores" system to enhance applications, and increase reliability. An increase is also helping the market in demand for systems on modules in rugged embedded computers used in the aerospace and defence sector. There is a high uptake of the Internet of Things and embedded computers in industrial applications. The demand for software-defined radio (SDR) in the automotive and transportation industries, as well as the system’s advantages on modules, such as their lower cost and higher stability and dependability, are fuelling the expansion of system on module market. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) estimates that China will see a 19% rise in industrial robot sales in 2020. The increased use of industrial & service robots to improve production productivity will drive revenue to system on module market in the upcoming years.
An embedded computer is also used in the electric vehicle. According to the international energy agency, Sales of electric cars increased by 40% from 2019 to a record 3 million units in 2020. This robust rise stood in stark contrast to the worldwide auto industry's general sluggishness, with total vehicle sales down 16% due to the COVID-19 crisis. Over 10 million electric vehicles are currently in use, accounting for 1% of all cars on the road after a decade of explosive development. In terms of computer operations and compact modular design, the computer or system on module offers several advantages that lower the complexity of creating the current computer system. The integrated chip reduces the demand for related hardware items, which have a very complex and exacting structure of arrangements. The design on-chip offers simple and hassle-free computing solutions by integrating all the essential hardware modules needed into a single module.
Significant Advancements in Industrial Automation to Drive Market for System on Module
Industrial automation is expected to be the fastest-growing System on Module market segment over the forecast period. Due to significant advancements in the functionality and operation of industrial automation techniques, the segment is anticipated to account for a sizeable portion of the market. For processes like manufacturing, product assembly, supply chain management, and logistics operations, the usage of an integrated computer system or module offer operational advantages. An industrial automation manufacturer reportedly replaced its traditional computing systems with embedded computers or systems on module solutions, as the manufacturer was keen to procure small and affordable computing solutions, according to a case study published by computer or system on module manufacturer Linear MicroSystems. The product was produced by breaking the development process into three basic development blocks: firmware, analogue, and digital. The final manufactured prototype was then submitted to test engineering to guarantee the product's quality, dependability, and performance. The market is expanding due to the significant increase in the usage of the system on module and computers on module products. The growth in acceptance of industrial robots for automation in various manufacturing processes is credited with propelling the industry forward. The deployment of industrial robots, and other contemporary automated technologies, such as Human-Machine Interface (HMI), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), has increased due to the trend toward smart factories, increasing industry demand. The SoM has several advantages over standard modules, including high performance, a minor environmental impact, and excellent energy efficiency, which drive up demand for automation equipment, and intelligent factories.
Increased in Electronic Manufacturing to Drive Growth of Asia Pacific System on Module Market
Asia Pacific is the largest user of system on module and is expected to grow at the fastest rate throughout the forecast period. The top two semiconductor-producing nations in Asia Pacific are Taiwan, and China. A substantial consumer base for high-tech consumer gadgets, such as smartphones, smart wearables, personal computers, television sets, and washing machines, is being created by rising GDP per capita in developing nations like China, and India. China is the world's top maker of integrated chip packaging products. South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan are among the countries that have contributed the most to the expansion of the regional module industry. The mass production of electronic components needed for consumer electronics, automobile components, telecommunications equipment, and other industrial gear distinguishes several APAC nations. The system on module market is expanding due to the rising number of electronics manufacturing businesses in China and India, where trained labour is in high demand. By 2023, Asia Pacific would have 3.1 billion Internet users, according to the Cisco annual internet report. Additionally, the number of mobile connections in Asia is predicted to increase from 4 billion to 4.6 billion by 2021, per the Ericsson Mobility Report.
India, China, Japan, Australia, and the rest of Asia Pacific make up a majority of the APAC system on module market share. Due to the rising purchasing power of customers, India is one of the top nations in the Asia Pacific for electronics production. Due to the increasing need for cutting-edge solutions, the electronic sector is expanding faster in the region. The growth of system on module market here is driven by a high level of a smartphone, smartwatches, and other electronic device penetration. The Indian smartphone industry is projected to have possibilities for SoM in packaging technology from a single mobile maker that has attained such a high aim. By establishing new plants in India, businesses like Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, and Vivo are growing their market share. Additionally, the rising usage of digital technology at airports, such as kiosks and robots, is fuelling the expansion of system on module market.
Global System on Module Market: Competitive Landscape
Companies in the market are introducing new products along with new initiation collaborations, alliances, and partnership agreements. For instance, in April 2021, the latest Kria portfolio of adaptive SoM was unveiled by Xilinx, a U.S.-based producer of programmable SoCs, to help customers create visual AI solutions for intelligent cities and sectors. Additionally, it contains a quad-core ARM Cortex processor, 4GB of DDR4 memory, and 245 supported I/Os. With minimal latency and power consumption, it enables developers to create visual AI applications more than three times as quickly as they could with GPU-based SoMs. On the other hand, in December 2020, by a memorandum of understanding (MoU) they had signed, SoMLabs and e2-s (Embdes Engineer Solutions) intended to work together to create unique product designs or carrier boards based on the SOMs.
Some players in the system on module market include Microchip Technology, Inc., SoMLabs, Axiomtek Co., Ltd., National Instruments Corporation, Connect Tech Inc., congatec GmbH, Advantech Co. Ltd., Emcraft Systems., AAEON, and MAC, Inc.
Global System on Module Market is Segmented as Below:
By Processor Type
Key Elements Included In The Study: Global System on Module Market
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