The market for embedded computing is just now beginning to emerge. Sales of line-powered
Internet Appliances will surge from 2 million units in 1999 to over 37 million
units in 2004. (Cahners In-Stat). PDA shipments will increase from 5.1 million
in 1999 to more than 33 million in 2004 (Gartner Dataquest). Interactive digital
television will reach 625 million viewers by 2005 (Strategy Analytics).
All of these products and services will be based on embedded systems and software.
Century Embedded Technologies has developed strategic partnerships with key players
in the embedded marketplace to address these emerging market opportunities. By
pooling resources with our partners and leveraging our combined strengths, we
work together to help our customers accelerate their development, gain market
share, and deliver cost-effective, embedded computing solutions.
Applied Data Systems, Inc. (ADS) designs, develops, and markets application-ready
embedded systems solutions that provide core functionalities, including
mobile, networked, graphic-intensive, and Internet-related capabilities,
to OEM products employing RISC, StrongARM, Xscale, Linux, Windows CE and
other advanced Technologies.
ADS systems are characterized by their low-power consumption, small form
factors and robust Input / Output. Products range from the 3 x 5" Bitsy
to the Graphics Master with USB connectivity, to the versatile Graphics
Client Plus. www.applieddata.net
National Semiconductor is the premier analog company driving the information
age. Combining real-world analog and state-of-the-art digital technology,
the company is focused on the fast growing markets for wireless handsets;
information appliances; information infrastructure; and display, imaging
and human interface technologies. With headquarters in Santa Clara, California,
National reported sales of $2.1 billion for its last fiscal year and has
about 10,500 employees worldwide.
National Semiconductor Corporation is enabling the emergence of the Information
Appliance Market with the Geode product family of silicon and system
solutions, which offer customers a tailored feature set for these major
segments in the emerging Information Appliance (IA) market: Interactive
Set-Top Boxes (ISTB), Thin-Client Computing (TCC) and Personal Access Devices