Even though the Brazilian economy is the world's seventh largest by nominal GDP, few people truly understand the Brazilian embedded market, so this study is very interesting.
As you may recall, I recently had the great fortune to be invited to speak at ESC Brazil 2014. (See What? You Missed ESC Brazil 2014? Check Out This Video!)
While I was there, I asked a lot of questions about the state of the embedded systems market in Brazil. I was also interested to learn about Brazilian embedded systems designers and the companies they work for.
Are you familiar with the Embarcados website? (In case you were wondering, "Embarcados" means "Embedded" in Portuguese.) Well, my chum André Prado, who writes for the site, just emailed me to say that: "The Embarcados site did a research into the embedded system market in Brazil in order to understand the dynamics and the specifics of it."
From what I understand, there is little or no public or private data available about the embedded systems market in Brazil -- the size and distribution of this market is largely unknown, as are the technologies being used by the public.
Thus, the Embarcados team set themselves the following goals:
- Identify and establish a profile for the main trends of the embedded system market in Brazil
- Identify types of technologies, development processes, tools, operational systems, and work environments that are involved
- Understand and document decisions about the chips, technologies, and suppliers that are currently being used or that are being considered for future projects
Since so few people truly understand the Brazilian market, and since the Brazilian economy is the world's seventh largest by nominal GDP, I think that a lot of people are going to be interested in this study, which you can access for free by clicking here.
— Max Maxfield, Editor of All Things Fun & Interesting