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While hard numbers are difficult to get, COM Express vendors who exhibited last year at Embedded World, the largest embedded board and system show on Earth, generally agreed that the market at that time, about 18 months ago, was in excess of 2 million units annually representing about $400 million in revenue. With the intense interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the push to make everything from appliances to automobiles to municipal transportation and power systems “smart” and connected to each other and the Internet, that number will surely increase dramatically.
For decades, modular embedded computer systems have been built using card cages, backplanes, and plug-in boards that perform a wide variety of functions. While it is less expensive to do something on a single board, if volumes are high and there is not...
The embedded community mourns the loss of John J. Peters of Performance Technologies, without whom many embedded system achievements would not exist. In this photo, courtesy Performance Technologies, are (left to right) John M. Slusser, John J. Peters, Bob Heimbueger, and students at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The John J. Peters Student Innovation Fund has been established in Mr. Peters memory.