According to a study by market researchers' Venture Development Corporation (VDC), Green Hills Software achieved the greatest market share growth in 2001 among embedded RTOSes addressing 'hard real-time requirements'.
According to the VDC report, the embedded operating system market was estimated to top $663.8 million in 2001 shipments. This includes shipments of embedded operating systems from Microsoft (Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE), Palm (PalmOS), VenturCom (Windows), Symbian (SymbianOS), Sun (Solaris) and several vendors of embedded Linux.
It also includes shipments of hard real-time operating system (RTOS) shipments from Green Hills Software, Wind River Systems, QNX, OSE Systems, Microware, Accelerated Technologies, and Express Logic.
In the hard RTOS segment, which accounted for $ 300 million, GHS, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, experienced the fastest growth in market share of 75% ahead of the embedded Linux sector that grew around 35%.
Published in Embedded Systems (Europe) April 2002