- Why Does Microsoft Have Three Embedded Operating Systems?
Take a look at Microsoft’s video about why they have three embedded operating systems. The video discusses Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows Embedded for Point of Service, where these operating systems might be used, which technologies are unique to each operating system, and also walks through the tools for the Beta release of Windows CE 6.
- Automotive Linux Reaches Tipping Point
Over on the WindRiver blog is an interesting post about Linux reaching the tipping point with automotive applications. John Bruggeman, who wrote the article, stated that Linux adoption in automotive has moved at a snail’s pace. However, he believes going forward, Linux adoption “will happen quickly, dramatically, and in ways we never expected.”
- Image Sensor Market Remains Strong
According to In-Stat, the booming camera phone market will drive the image sensor market. Camera phones accounted for over 70% of all digital cameras shipped in 2005. The vast majority of these devices used Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) sensors, with the remainder using Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs). In 2005, CMOS image sensor shipments exceeded CCD shipments by almost a factor of three. This gap will continue to widen through 2010.
- Consumer Electronic Devices Fuel Hard Disk Drives
According to In-Stat, a high-tech market research firm, hard disk drive (HDD) sales will remain strong through 2010. Worldwide shipments will increase from 380 million in 2005 to 748 million in 2010. The Consumer Electronic (CE) segment will continue to be one of the hottest market for hard drives.