Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, Embedded.com, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

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Call For Abstracts: IoT Device Security Conference - Blog

September 23, 2022

Interested in speaking at the Fifth Annual IoT Device Security (Virtual) Conference?


Embedded Executive: Ian Drew, Chairman, Foundries.io - Podcast

September 21, 2022

“The IoT industry needs to change.”


Embedded Executive: Frank Chen, CEO, Exascend - Podcast

September 14, 2022

I say it often, "It’s just storage, what could be new or exciting about it?" And each time I express that opinion to one of the memory experts, I get an earful of what’s new and different.


Embedded Executive: Andreas Kuehlmann, CEO, Cycuity - Podcast

September 07, 2022

The experts at Cycuity preach taking a holistic approach to security in your embedded system.

Networking & 5G

Embedded Executive: Alistair Fulton, SVP/GM, Wireless and Sensing Products Group, of Semtech - Podcast

August 31, 2022

The LoRaWAN specification continues to introduce new products, technologies, applications, and use cases on a regular basis. The consortium recently held a large-scale conference to discuss, display, and tout the latest developments.


Embedded Executive: Scott Bibaud, President and CEO of Atomera - Podcast

August 24, 2022

Atomera is a semiconductor materials and IP licensing company. They acknowledge that Moore’s Law is slowing down. Manufacturers are looking for ways to reverse that trend. And as you might expect, it comes at a significant cost.

Analog & Power

Tear Down: EnOcean STM 550 Energy Harvesting Multi-Sensor - Blog

August 19, 2022

Energy harvesting devices capture energy from the environment, convert that energy to electricity, and put it to work. The energy could come from the sun or other (man-made) light sources, or from vibrations, wind, or water. While this technology is not new, the ability to harness that power and use it as the sole source of energy for small embedded devices is.

Open Source

Embedded Executive: Richard Barry, Senior Principal Engineer for IoT, AWS - Podcast

August 17, 2022

What RTOS dominates the embedded space? Your first guess might be Linux, but you would be wrong, by a wide margin. FreeRTOS is the winner.


Embedded Executive: Jeff Chou, CEO, Sonatus - Podcast

August 10, 2022

Many applications today are “software-defined.” Until recently, I would not have used that term to describe an automobile, but I’ve since been set straight.


Infineon’s AIROC Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Solutions Populate NVIDIA Jetson Edge AI Platform - Blog

August 02, 2022

When you look at the topics that garner the biggest spotlight these days, AI at the Edge is either at the top of the list or very close. As more processing power becomes available, the applications that can take advantage of this technology grow in leaps and bounds.

AI & Machine Learning

Test Spin with ST’s Machine-Learning Software for Connected Devices and Industrial Equipment - Blog

July 28, 2022

Upon visiting the STMicroelectronics booth at the recent embedded world trade show, I stumbled across some interesting software aimed at developing your own machine-learning applications.


Embedded Executive: Dave Smith, Co-Founder, VP, BlackPearl - Podcast

July 20, 2022

When it comes to embedded computers for industrial applications, size does matter—sometimes.


Embedded Executive: Ravi Annavajjhala, CEO, Kinara - Podcast

July 12, 2022

Processors to handle AI at the Edge are quite complex. However, that hasn’t stopped so many companies from producing their variants.


Embedded Executive: John Costello, Corporate VP, Government Affairs, Microchip - Podcast

July 06, 2022

I have done lots of these Embedded Executive podcasts, a few hundred in fact. This particular podcast goes in a direction I have never gone before, and involves the mafia (yes, you read that correctly).

Open Source

OpenHW Group Releases Dev Kit Based on RISC-V-Based CORE-V MCU - Blog

July 01, 2022

Based on its shiny new RISC-V MCU that’s now ready for prime time, the OpenHW Group is releasing a development kit so developers can get started on their “open hardware” projects, particularly those that want to connect to the IoT.


Embedded Executive: Kirk Wehby, COO, Smith - Podcast

June 29, 2022

For starters, Smith is the largest electronics distributer that I have never heard of. They are a multi-billion-dollar company. One of the strengths of the company is ensuring that its products are real (as opposed to counterfeits). 


Embedded Executive: Daniel Cooley, CTO, Silicon Labs - Video

June 22, 2022

Here at Embedded Computing Design, we spend a lot of time helping engineers/developers work through the pains of industrial designs.

Software & OS

My Debugger Now Talks to VS Code - Blog

June 20, 2022

I’m a Visual Studio Code (VS Code) user. If you’re not familiar with VS Code, it’s a source-code editor from Microsoft that is intended for systems based on Windows or Linux. It’s mostly used for debugging, but has lots of other great features. Oh, did I mention that it’s open source, aka free? Yup, the price is right.

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