Order Backlog, AI, and Edge Computing Drive Growth in Industrial PCs Market

ARC market research for Industrial PCs shows that several key trends will drive future demand for IPCs. These include the exponential emergence of AI applications, as well as the ever-growing use of cloud application platforms and thus IPCs as edge devices to connect to these platforms. Other factors driving future market growth include the increasing product diversity and customization of IPCs as well as the importance of IPCs in retrofitting and upgrading equipment. In contrast to smartphones, controllers/IPCs as automation components have had comparatively leisurely innovation cycles to date. This is increasingly changing for various reasons, including the poor availability of some electronic components due to the semiconductor crisis, new regulatory requirements for cybersecurity, and rising user expectations for AI capability, performance, and convenience.

"ARC market research shows that in 2022, the market for industrial PCs experienced good growth in local currencies. Growth was primarily characterized by the very strong US dollar. The hunger for more data, the emergence of more AI applications and also the need to upgrade are driving IPC growth. Today‘s increasingly powerful IPCs are capable of running advanced AI-enabled industrial applications in the field. As AI solutions are being deployed in more and more industrial environments, enabling visible process improvements from production planning to quality control, this is one of the key growth drivers of the IPC market," according to Fabian Wanke, key author of ARC's Industrial PCs Market Research.

Industrial PCs Market Trends

In addition to providing detailed competitive market share data, the report also addresses key market trends as follows:

  • Modularization in Hardware Architectures 
  • Open Source
  • High Level of Customization
  • Data Collecting on the Plant Floor 
  • Raspberry Pi Meets Industrial Automation 
  • Edge Apps
  • Edge Software Platforms 
  • Cloud Applications
  • Edge Computing

Leading Suppliers to the Industrial PCs Market Identified

In addition to providing specific market data and industry trends, this ARC market research also identifies and positions the leading suppliers to this market and provides and summarizes their relevant offerings. An alphabetical list of key suppliers covered in this analysis includes: ABB, Advantech, Beckhoff, Kontron, Siemens.

About the Industrial PCs Research

Industrial PCsThe Industrial PCs research explores the current and future market performance and related technology and business trends and identifies leading technology suppliers. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, five-year market forecasts, and five years of historical analysis. The research segmentation includes Machinery by Segment, Industry, Customer Type, World Region, Sales Channel, Hardware by Type, Revenue Category, Type, Application, Ventilation, Software Configuration, Processor Power Consumption, Operating System, CPU Brand, Complete IPC Power Consumption, Overall Scope.

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