Embedded Software Market Value By Application (Automotive, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment), By Operating System (General Purpose Operating System and Real Time operating system), By Function (Real-Time System, Standalone System), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa), Industry Analysis, Market Share & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

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  • Published date: April, 2023  |  
  • Report Format: PDF

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Industry Statistics:

Embedded Software Market value is slated to witness significant growth in the coming years. MVI's research predict that the market's worth exceeded USD 14.1 Billion in 2022 and is projected to showcase a CAGR of over 8.7% from 2023 to 2032. By the end of the forecast period, the market is anticipated to surpass more than USD 32.2 Billion.

Embedded Software Market Size

Embedded software is a programming tool used in embedded devices that is written to control machines or devices that are not typical computer systems. This software is in charge of managing various hardware devices and systems. The primary goal of embedded software is to control the operation of hardware devices while remaining efficient. Embedded software is similar to an operating system in a computer in that it controls various devices and ensures smooth operation. The key difference is that this software can work independently and it does not require user input. 

The embedded software market refers to the market for software that is integrated into hardware devices and systems, such as mobile devices, automobiles, medical equipment, and industrial machines. Embedded software is designed to control the functionality of the hardware device and enable it to perform specific tasks. The market for embedded software is driven by the growing demand for smart and connected devices, automation in various industries, and the increasing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. 

The market includes a range of software components, including operating systems, middleware, and application software, and is supported by a large ecosystem of hardware manufacturers, software vendors, and system integrators. The market is highly competitive, with a large number of players offering a wide range of solutions for different industries and applications. The growth of the embedded software market is expected to continue in the coming years, driven by the increasing adoption of IoT technology and the development of new applications in various industries.

Report Coverage


Base Year


Market Size in 2022

USD 14.1 Billion

Forecast Period

2023 to 2032

CAGR (2023 to 2032)


Forecast Year Value, 2032

USD 32 Billion

Historical Data for

2019 to 2022

Segment Covered

Application, Operating System, Function

Companies Covered

IBM, Emerson Electric Co., Green Hills Software, Microsoft, L&T Technology Services, Intellias, Intel Corporation, Renesas Electronics Corporation, National Instruments Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and more.


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Embedded software market is being driven by a number of key factors. One of the most important drivers is the increasing demand for connected devices. As more devices become connected to the internet, there is a greater need for software that can control and manage these devices. This is particularly true for the Internet of Things (IoT), which is driving the development of new applications and services that require embedded software to function properly. Automation is another key driver of the embedded software market.

The increasing use of automation in various industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation is driving the demand for embedded software. Automation requires software to control and manage machines and systems, and embedded software is often the most cost-effective and efficient solution.


One of the primary concerns limiting the growth of the embedded system industry is the security of embedded devices. Memory, for example, is an embedded device that stores data that is critical to the military, banks, data centers, and healthcare institutions. 

As a result, protecting such devices against cyber-attacks and security breaches is crucial. Because of factors such as irregular security upgrades, extended device lifecycles, remote deployment, and attack replication, embedded systems are vulnerable to attacks. As a result, the embedded systems' vulnerability to cyber-attacks and security breaches is expected to limit market growth. 

By Application Synopsys:

On the basis of application, the embedded software market is differentiated into automotive, manufacturing, media and entertainment. The automotive segment is a key driver of the embedded software market. Embedded software is an essential component of modern vehicles, providing functionality for safety, entertainment, navigation, and communication. The increasing complexity of vehicles, with more advanced driver assistance systems, electric powertrains, and connected features, has led to a significant increase in the use of embedded software in the automotive industry.

Regional Overview:

Embedded Software Market Share

North America had the highest revenue share and is anticipated to maintain its lead throughout the forthcoming years due to rising demand for IoT and connected devices to provide smart products without the need for human intervention. The presence of leading technology companies and automotive manufacturers in the region is driving this growth. 

The United States is a large market contributor, with a strong emphasis on technological advancement and research. The Asia Pacific region is expected to see significant growth in the embedded software market in the coming years. The region is home to a large number of electronic device manufacturers, and the growth of industries such as automotive, healthcare, and consumer electronics is driving demand for embedded software. China, Japan, and South Korea are estimated to be market leaders.

Key Development:

  • In June 2022, The CK-RX65N and CK-RA6M5 cloud development kits from Renesas Electronics Corporation are designed to offers a complete connectivity solution for the RX and RA Families of 32-bit microcontrollers. These kits were designed to include the Renesas RYZ014A Cat-M1 module, which can establish wireless connections between cloud services and MCUs without the use of a gateway, allowing the company to expand its market presence.
  • In September 2022, Marvell introduced the LiquidSecurity 2 (LS2) hardware security module (HSM) adapter, which is intended for general use and payment processing. LS2 is based on the company's technologies, which have been deployed across top-tier hyperscale clouds. The new Marvell HSM adapter supports high-performance cryptographic acceleration and processing, as well as hardware-secured data storage of up to one million data points.

Top companies includes in the global embedded software market are:

  • IBM, Emerson Electric Co.
  • Green Hills Software
  • Microsoft
  • L&T Technology Services Limited
  • Intellias Ltd.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • National Instruments Corp.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Xilinx
  • Via Technologies, Inc.
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Texas Instruments
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Siemens

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In-depth analysis of embedded software market along with industry coverage and forecasting for the following segments:

Market Value, By Application

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Entertainment

Market Value, By Operating System

  • General Purpose Operating System  
  • Real Time operating system

Market Value, By Function

  • Real-Time System
  • Standalone System

Market Value, By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America

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