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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Software & OS

Embedded Executive: Bill Lamie, President and CEO, PX5 - Podcast

February 01, 2023

If you’ve been in the embedded space for any length of time, you’re likely familiar with the ThreadX real-time operating system, which was a product of Express Logic. That company was acquired by Microsoft, and its President, Bill Lamie, went along with the team to Microsoft…until now.

Analog & Power

Tear Down: Spigen PowerArc ArcStation Pro GaN-based Charger - Product

January 31, 2023

The last Tear Down I did, the Meta Quest 2 VR headset, got lots of fanfare. As an end product, it’s super cool. And from a design perspective, I was awed by what the engineering team was able to accomplish.

Security

Embedded Executive: Paul Chawla, CEO, Eurotech - Podcast

January 24, 2023

Security, security, security. You’d think by now that the process for security would be so automated and automatic we wouldn’t be having these same discussions as to why designers are reluctant to design it in, or what applications really require it. Alas, here we are.

Networking & 5G

Embedded Executive: Paul Stager, Director of Engineering, EdgeQ - Podcast

January 18, 2023

5G brings a lot of promise to the embedded space, in addition to many other spaces. This week’s Embedded Executives podcast guest knows far more about 5G than most people.

Processing

STMicroelectronics Stokes The Flames: Who Needs 8-bit MCUs Anymore? - Blog

January 17, 2023

We’ve had this discussion (debate? argument?) before—is it time for 8-bit MCUs to go away and be replaced by 32-bit devices that obviously offer way more functionality and come pretty close in cost? The discussion is back on the table thanks to an announcement STMicroelectronics made this week, making the latest entrant in its STM32 family a potential 8-bit killer.

Security

Firmware Matters, Way More Than You Think - Podcast

January 12, 2023

Bob Scaccia, the President and CEO of USA Firmware, knows more about firmware than anyone I’ve ever come across. And speaking of firmware, it is an art that does not get nearly the attention  it should, and for a long list of reasons. In this podcast, I'll go through those reasons and a lot more firmware-related issues. Tune in.

Processing

Embedded Executive: Peggy Carrieres, Global VP, Avnet - Podcast

January 11, 2023

The chip shortage is getting better. It’s getting worse. No, it’s getting better. These are the responses I continue to hear.

Software & OS

Embedded Executive: Ron Martino, EVP, Global Sales, NXP - Podcast

January 05, 2023

As an embedded developer, does a “common platform” reduce your ability to innovate?

Storage

Embedded Executive: Anthony Le, Vice President, Macronix America - Podcast

December 21, 2022

Macronix is a memory vendor who claims to offer “memory-centric computing.” When I heard about this concept, I wondered if it was something real, or just marketing spin.

Processing

Embedded Executive: Bill Neifert, SVP, Partnerships, Corellium - Podcast

December 14, 2022

Virtual hardware modeling is not a new concept, but it’s now getting a new spin, particularly when you’re working with Arm-based IP cores.

Consumer

Tear Down: Meta Quest 2 VR Headset - Blog

December 08, 2022

Use one of these headsets and you’ll be very impressed. Take one apart and you’ll be blown away.

Analog & Power

What You Missed at electronica 2022 - Blog

December 06, 2022

Another trade show is in the books, and I’m pleased to report things are about as back to normal as they are likely to get. The show I’m referring to is electronica, which is held bi-annually in Munich, Germany. As such, it’s been four years since we’ve convened at what it is generally considered the world’s largest event for the embedded and electronics industries.

Analog & Power

Filling the Forgotten Mid-Range FPGA Segment - Blog

December 06, 2022

Sometimes problems are so obvious that you don’t see them. That was the case with the mid-range FPGA market and, frankly, until it was pointed out to me, I wasn’t aware that the problem even existed.

Security

Embedded Executive: John O'Hurley and Becky Wanta, Q5id - Podcast

November 30, 2022

Here’s an Embedded Executive podcast you didn’t expect from me. This week’s guest is John O'Hurley, who you may know as J. Peterman from what was one of the most popular television comedies ever, Seinfeld.

Security

Embedded Executive: Thomas Prest, Lead Cryptographic Researcher, PQShield - Podcast

November 23, 2022

Quantum cryptography is very much in the spotlight these days. But do you know why? For that matter, do you understand what it means? And most importantly, if you’re an embedded developer, should you be concerned about it?

Networking & 5G

Embedded Executive: Mamta Gupta, Director, Lattice Semiconductor - Podcast

November 16, 2022

The 5G standard seems to be working through the embedded industry at a snail’s pace when you compare it to other aspects of our technology sector. Why is that, and what do you do about it if you’re a design engineer?

Processing

Embedded Executive: Jack Ganssle, Internationally-Recognized Embedded Systems Expert - Podcast

November 09, 2022

Jack Ganssle is one of the most recognizable people in the embedded systems industry, starting as an engineer and working his way through the ranks to be legitimately known as one of the world’s leading experts in the space.

IoT

Embedded Executive: Skip Ashton, Distinguished Engineer, Infineon - Podcast

November 02, 2022

The ink is not yet dried on the Matter specification. Those in the know claim that this is one of the most important specifications to come across the electronics space in a long, long time, particularly for IoT devices makers. Are you in the know?

Open Source

Embedded Executive: Fabio Violante, CEO, Arduino - Podcast

October 26, 2022

There are few products more popular in the embedded space than the Arduino development board. What makes that statement even more interesting has to do with the number of dev boards that have become available over the last few years.

IoT

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

October 19, 2022

“Matter is a great standard, if you assume it’s just a starting point. Oh, and it’s 10 years too late.”

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