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Single Board Computer Market Size By Processor (ARM, x86, PowerPC), By Application (Industrial Automation, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Medical, Entertainment), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI708
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Single Board Computer (SBC) Market size was valued at over USD 1 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at over 14% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. Market growth is attributed to the increasing demand for these devices from gaming industry. Various embedded hardware, such as console hardware, PC game hardware, and virtual reality (VR) hardware, are integrated with single board computer. The single board computer offers several high-end features, such as compact footprint, higher design-flexibility, and low power consumption, increasing its acceptance in gaming hardware. Moreover, the growing expansion of the gaming sector across developed economies, such as the UK, France, the U.S., and China, is expected to propel the market progression in coming years.

Single Board Computer Market Overview

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The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the single board computer market, with the delay in the development of new products in the early 2020. In the first half of 2020, the companies also witnessed a severe disruption in the supply chain for raw materials and components due to international trade barriers by several governments and regulatory bodies across the globe. However, the pandemic has increased to uptake of portable healthcare equipment, which has supported the adoption of single board computer across the medical devices market. In addition, the growing trends of ‘distance-learning’ and ‘work-from-home’ are slated to increase the uptake of low-cost PCs across developing economies such as India, Malaysia, and the Philippines. This is predicted to add growth opportunities to single board computer manufacturers during the pandemic.   

New product development in ARM-based processors will fuel the single board computer market expansion

The ARM processor segment accounted for 40% of the market share in 2020 and is anticipated to observe 12% growth rate through 2027 led by the several advantages offered by the ARM processor such as single cycle computing and faster time-to-market in comparison to x86 processors. These processors are based on Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) platform, decreasing the overall programming execution in a single board computer. The ARM processors increase the agility, power efficiency, and reduce complexity in boards and modules, driving the industry growth during the forecast period.   

Arm Limited is engaged in developing ARM-based processors and also offers licenses to various market leaders to develop their SBCs on ARM processors. Some of the leading manufacturers for ARM-based SBCs are ASUSTeK Computer Inc., SECO, and iWave Systems Technologies. These players are continuously engaged in the development of advanced SBCs using ARM-based processors to gain high competitiveness in the market.

Rising acceptance of single board computer in industrial automation will accelerate the market value

Single Board Computer Market Size

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The industrial automation segment in the single board computer market captured 35% of revenue share in 2020 and will showcase more than 15% gains by 2027 on account of the increasing penetration smart factories across manufacturing and processing industries. These smart factories are extensively integrated with industrial automation equipment such as human-machine interface (HMI), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and wireless gateway devices, increasing the usage of SBCs for process control operations.

Increasing smart city projects across APAC region will add an opportunity for the industry revenue

APAC Single Board Computer Market

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Asia Pacific single board computer market held over 25% of revenue share in 2020 and is poised to attain a CAGR of 17% during 2021 to 2027 owing to the rising government investments for the development of smart city projects across APAC economies including China, India, South Korea, and Japan. For instance, in December 2019, the Government of South Korea announced to invest USD 85.8 million in the deployment of city-wide public IoT-network in Seoul, South Korea by 2023. Similarly, in December 2020, the Japan Government announced to fund USD 2.4 billion to encourage Japanese companies for the development of smart city projects in South-East Asia. The smart cities are highly integrated with various IoT solutions such as public Wi-Fi hotspots, smart traffic controllers, and connected transportation infrastructure. These large-scale smart city projects will increase the adoption of single board computer in the APAC region during the forecast period.

Focus on new product launches to remain competitive in the industry

Major players operating in the single board computer market include AAEON Technology, Inc., Advantech Co., Ltd., ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Avalue Technology Inc., Digi International, Inc., Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., SECO S.p.a., Thundercomm, and WINSYSTEMS Inc., among others. These market participants are highly focusing on new product development, innovations, and launches to stay competitive among other leaders in the industry.

The single board computer market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2015 to 2027 for the following segments:

Market, By Processor

  • ARM
  • x86
  • PowerPC

Market, By Application

  • Industrial automation
  • Aerospace & defense
  • Transportation
  • Medical
  • Entertainment
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia 
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico 
  • MEA
Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Shubhangi Yadav

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market share of single board computers had reached around USD 1 billion in 2020 and will observe a 14% CAGR up to 2027 due to higher penetration across the gaming sector.

ARM processors held more than 40% of revenue share in 2020 and will grow at over 12% rate through 2027 driven by the rising preference for single cycle computing and faster time-to-market over x86 processors.

The industrial automation application held 35% of the market share in 2020 and could observe 15% gains through 2027 owing to the growing presence of smart factories in the manufacturing and processing industries.

Asia Pacific market accounted for close to 25% of revenue share in 2020 and will register a CAGR of over 17% up to 2027 owing to the surge in government investments for the development of smart city projects.

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  • Published Date: Aug 2021
  • Companies covered: 25
  • Tables & Figures: 169
  • Countries covered: 13
  • Pages: 170

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