High Demand for IPCs, AI and Edge Computing Drive Growth in Industrial PC Market

ARC’s Industrial PC market research reveals that some key trends will push future demand for IPCs. These include the emergence of cloud application platforms and the use of IPCs as edge devices to interface with those platforms. Other factors fueling future market growth are the increased product variety and customization of IPCs as well as the importance of IPCs in plant retrofits and upgrades. In calendar year 2021, the industrial PC market experienced a strong upwind after a hard 2020 due to pandemic-related lockdowns and supply chain disruptions, restricted industrial activities, factory shutdowns, and suppressed orders.

"The hunger for more data and the emergence of cloud applications platforms and the application of IPCs as edge devices are driving growth in the IPC market. Today’s increasingly powerful IPCs are well suited for running advanced AI-enabled industrial applications on site. As AI solutions are applied in more industrial environments and provide visible process improvements, from production planning to quality control, it is one of the main growth drivers of the IPC market," according to Fabian Wanke, Market Analyst and key author of ARC's Industrial PC Market Research Report.

Industrial PC Market Trends

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

  • Cloud Applications
  • Data Collecting on the Plant Floor 
  • Edge Apps
  • Edge Computing
  • Edge Software Platforms
  • High Level of Customization 
  • Open Source
  • Raspberry Pi and Arduino Meet Industrial Automation

Leading Suppliers to the Industrial Personal Computers 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 PC Research

Industrial PC Strategic Issues The Industrial PC report 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, plus five-year market forecasts and up to 5 years of historical analysis segmented by Machinery by Segment, Revenue Category, Sales Channel, World Region, Industry, Customer Type, Application, Type, Hardware by Type, Ventilation, Software Configuration, Processor Power Consumption, Operating System, CPU Brand.

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