Embedded Microprocessors Market

Global Market Study on Embedded Microprocessors: Rapidly Increasing Application of Embedded Microprocessors in Medical Field to Fuel Market Growth

Embedded Microprocessors Market Segmented By Embedded Processors, Microprocessor Cores and Technology in Single-core, Multi-core for Communication and Signalling, Display, Multimedia, Security


Increasing demand for embedded microprocessors for use in mobile devices, vehicle electrification, and automation is expected to propel the growth of global embedded microprocessor market during the forecast period.

The market is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, due to several factors such as increasing processing speed of smartphones and connected devices, and adoption of embedded microprocessor systems for next-generation autonomous machines.

However, complex testing, limited observability, controllability, and restricted development environment are factors that can restrict the growth of the embedded microprocessor market during the forecast period.

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  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • NVIDIA Corporation
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Intel Corporation
  • Broadcom Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (MACOM Technology Solutions)
  • Advantech Co., Ltd.

Increasing Application of Embedded Microprocessors in Automobile Sector to Spur Market Growth

Embedded microprocessors are used in various applications in the automobile sector, such as motor control systems, cruise control systems, robotics in assembly lines, car entertainment, car multimedia, mobiles, and e-Com access applications.

Embedded microprocessors play a significant role in robotics for increasing reliability and performance in some special situations, such as working in a toxic environment and with nuclear reactors. Moreover, embedded microprocessors are also used for safety-critical automotive applications such as engine or body safety, and safety for automotive equipment.

These microprocessors are also important for hybrid and electrical vehicle systems to enhance operational performance and reduce production costs. All these factors are projected to boost to growth of the embedded microprocessor market over the coming years.

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Embedded Microprocessors being Used in Medical Field to Propel Sales

Embedded microprocessors are used in different healthcare electronic systems, such as real-time patient monitoring systems, wireless patient body monitoring systems, and remote health monitoring systems, to improve quality of life and reduce medical expenses.

They also offer high-performance signal processing and efficient control processing capability to end-system requirements. For instance, embedded microprocessors are used in nerve integrity monitors, which are widely used in various procedures to transmute laryngeal muscle movement into audible and visual electromyographic (EMG) signals.

This enables surgeons to identify and monitor motor nerve functions to help reduce the risk of nerve damage during surgical procedures, offering new growth avenues for the embedded microprocessor market.

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Usage in Smart Factory Applications and Industrial Monitors Driving Market Growth

Embedded microprocessors are especially designed to control and monitor various devices and equipment, such as remote controllers, consumer electronic devices, biometrics, tests and measurements, and industrial control applications.

The demand for embedded microprocessors is increasing in smart factory applications such as smart production systems and advanced machine control and machine monitoring applications, which is significantly boosting the growth of the embedded microprocessor market.

Embedded microprocessors are also used to control power efficiency, maximize performance, and control processes while operating in demanding environments.

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Asia Pacific to Offer Lucrative Growth Opportunities

The embedded microprocessor market is witnessing rapid growth in the Asia Pacific region due to increasing adoption of mobile and connected devices. Embedded microprocessor providers are striving to expand their operations in China, South Korea, and India to unlock new growth avenues, attributable to the growing demand for consumer electronics and vast expansion of electronic industries in these countries.

Embedded Microprocessor Market – Competition Landscape

Introduction of new products and collaborations & partnerships are key strategies being followed by top players in the embedded microprocessor market to increase their business revenue. Manufacturers are focusing on innovation in products/services to improve their market positions.

Some of the leading players in the Embedded Microprocessor Market are

  • Cirrus Logic, Inc.,
  • Advantech Co., Ltd.,
  • Infineon Technologies AG,
  • NXP Semiconductors,
  • Broadcom Inc., and
  • Intel Corporation.

Analysts’ Viewpoint

Over the last few years, the emergence of medical IOT products such as electronic paper and increased demand for high-speed processing of e-AI imaging in smart appliances, service robots, and industrial machinery is creating significant growth opportunities for players in the embedded microprocessor market.

Among other regions, Asia Pacific excluding Japan offers lucrative opportunities, and is the most prominent region; currently, it holds a market share of 38% in the global embedded microprocessor market.

Embedded Microprocessor Market: Segmentation

PMR’s report on the global embedded microprocessor market offers a detailed market segmentation, wherein, key segments have been discussed in detail. This report by PMR carefully examines the embedded microprocessor market on a global as well as regional level, through market segmentation on the basis of multiple parameters such as core type, bit rate, application, industry, and region.

Every segment has been analyzed in detail, and data pertaining to the growth of each segment has been included in the report.

Core Type

  • Single-core
  • Multi-core

Bit Rate

  • 8-Bit
  • 16-Bit
  • 32-Bit
  • 64-Bit


  • Communication & Signalling
  • Display
  • Multimedia
  • Security
  • Others


  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Others


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
  • Japan
  • Middle East & Africa
  • GCC Countries

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • How much is the embedded microprocessors market worth?

    The global embedded microprocessor market is bound to reach US$ 3.4 Bn in the year 2021.

  • What will be the demand outlook?

    The global embedded microprocessor market is slated to witness a CAGR of 8% between 2021 and 2031.

  • What was the last 5 year market CAGR?

    The embedded microprocessors market witnessed a CAGR of 6.8% between 2015 and 2020.

  • What are the key trends of embedded microprocessors market?

    The current trend is next-generation autonomous machines adopting embedded microprocessor systems.

  • What is driving the demand for embedded microprocessors?

    An ever-increasing demand for embedded microprocessors in vehicle electrification, mobile devices, and automation is driving the demand for embedded microprocessors.

  • What is the market share of top 5 players?

    The top 5 players account for more than 40% of the market share. They include Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Microchip Technology, Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation, Texas Instruments, and NVIDIA Corporation.

  • What are the top 5 countries driving demand?

    The top 5 countries driving the demand include the US, Germany, UK, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and India.

  • What is North America’s market Outlook?

    North America holds the largest market share in terms of revenue generation.

  • At what percentage embedded microprocessors market is going to register growth in Europe?

    Europe is expected to clock growth at the rate of 7% in embedded microprocessors market between 2021 and 2031.

  • Which countries are key producers of embedded microprocessors?

    The US, Switzerland, UK, and Germany are the key producers of embedded microprocessors.

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