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AllLinuxDevices: Evans Data Study Finds Increase in Embedded Systems Projects Based On Linux

Jul 30, 2001, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
"From household appliances and consumer electronics gadgets to controllers used in aviation, factories and automobiles -application-specific devices have become a new frontier for Linux, a report from Evans Data Corporation ( finds.

The Evans Data "Embedded Systems Developer Survey," released today, shows a dramatic change in the software content of the microprocessor-controlled devices in the workplace and in our homes. Based on a survey of more than 500 embedded systems developers, the comprehensive report projects a three-fold increase in Linux-based projects in the next year, as part of a shift toward commercially available operating systems rather than those developed in-house.

The study also found keen interest in tools and products that can help developers get their projects completed correctly and on time, suggesting that inefficiencies endemic to this industry are gradually being overcome. Two-thirds of the developers reported a high incidence of embedded projects that are started and never completed, as well as a high proportion of projects delivered late."

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