The good folks at Venture Development Corp. have just published a white paper on embedded system test automation tools (here's the executive summary in PDF format). Among the top findings:
The market for test automation tools and related services totaled $83.4 million last year, up nearly 20 percent from 2003. About 60 percent of the 2004 figure came from product licenses.
The sales uptick was driven by the improving financial health of OEMs, OEMs' recognition that testing is an integral part of the development process, and demands for greater device functionality.
IBM is the leading vendor of test automation tools for embedded applications with its Test Real Time product.
VDC is also issuing a white paper on embedded system design automation tools. I'll report on that later this week.
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