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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