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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Can Western Digital Really Reimagine the Hard-Disk Drive? - Blog

September 16, 2021

The headline is “Western Digital Reimagines the Hard Drive.” Is that even possible? Can there really be something revolutionary in the hard-drive space? Apparently there is, as the company has come up with a flash-enhanced drive architecture that breaks traditional storage boundaries.

Analog & Power

onsemi: A New Name and a Sharper Focus - Blog

September 15, 2021

On Semiconductor is now known as onsemi. That’s not a big deal, as that’s what everyone called the company anyway. What is a big deal is that there’s a new sheriff in town. Hassane El-Khoury took over as President and CEO last December and is in the process of putting his imprint on the company.

AI & Machine Learning

Embedded Executive: Tom Doyle, Founder and CEO, Aspinity - Podcast

September 15, 2021

Are you familiar with “analog machine learning?” If the answer is yes, then you’re likely in the minority.


Embedded Executive: Johnson Chen, Executive, Winbond - News

September 08, 2021

The global chip shortage continues to rage on, and it appears to be worsening rather than getting better.

Analog & Power

Embedded Executive: Ted Pawela, Head of Nexar - Podcast

September 01, 2021

Nexar is a business unit of Altium. The Nexar ecosystem supports the development of electronic products by connecting partners to engineers and PCB designers through Altium's 365 platform. 


Embedded Executive: Peggy Carrieres, Global VP of Sales Enablement, Avnet - Podcast

August 25, 2021

We are in a serious chip shortage. Why is that the case? Well, it depends who you ask.

AI & Machine Learning

Embedded Executive: Raymond Lo, OpenVINO Evangelist, Intel - Podcast

August 13, 2021

AI Day is right around the corner (on September 9). One of the sessions will cover how you actually build an AI platform.


Embedded Executive: Zach Bonefas, Automation Technology Leader, John Deere - Podcast

August 11, 2021

John Deere is obviously a leader in the agriculture space. Most of us know the company for its tractors, and products that are related to farming, etc.


MediaTek’s Kompanio 1300T SoC Platform Ups the Tablet Performance Experience - Blog

August 04, 2021

Demands on personal computing devices continue to grow, especially with far more higher density content and need to be able to “compute anywhere.”

Networking & 5G

Embedded Executive: Mike Fahrion, CTO, Multi-Tech Systems - Podcast

August 04, 2021

Is 5G more hype than reality? After all this time, I sure hope not. There are pockets where 5G is actually in use, but a real full-scale rollout is still quite a ways away, particularly in the embedded and industrial sectors.

AI & Machine Learning

Cadence Design Tool Implements ML for More Effective Digital IC Design - Blog

August 02, 2021

When I first heard about this, it sounded like a little smoke and mirrors, to be able to work the latest buzzwords into the product’s announcement. But a deeper dive reveals that ML implementation is really taking place here.


Embedded Executive: Frederic Desbiens, Program Manager, Eclipse Foundation - Podcast

July 28, 2021

The Eclipse Foundation recently conducted a survey that focuses on IoT and Edge solutions.

Debug & Test

Embedded Executive: François Baldassari, CEO and Co-Founder, Memfault - Podcast

July 21, 2021

Firmware testing is often performed in a vacuum, aka a perfect environment in a lab. When taken out to the real world, the product may or may not perform as expected due to a variety of factors.


Embedded Executive: Patrick Carrier, Regional Manager for IoT and Cloud Security, Infineon Technologies - Podcast

July 14, 2021

Security is one of the foremost topics in the embedded space today. In a recent conversation with Patrick Carrier, the Regional Manager for IoT and Cloud Security at Infineon Technologies, he had a different spin on security.


Embedded Executive: Jeff DiCorpo, SVP Business Development, efabless - Podcast

July 07, 2021

Develop an ASIC for less than $10,000? I didn’t believe it either. But according to Jeff DiCorpo, a Senior VP at efabless, not only is it possible, but people are doing it with his company’s tools. Learn how to generate your own design on this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.


The COM-HPC Spec is Here and Products Are Starting to Emerge - Blog

July 05, 2021

COM-HPC was officially ratified about six months ago. Embedded Computing Design has done a nice job covering the spec and many of the products that have come out of the spec (some before ratification and many after). We also posted a series of videos (called COM-HPC Academy) with some of the influential members of PICMG, the standards body behind the spec.

Networking & 5G

Embedded Executive: Remi Lorrain, LoRaWAN Network Director, Semtech - Podcast

June 30, 2021

LoRaWAN wants to invade your home. Its backers think that it’s perfect for many smart home applications. However, don’t we already have one — or two or three —wireless networks that are “perfect” for the home, namely Bluetooth and WiFi?

Analog & Power

Switcher ICs from Power Integrations up efficiency while reducing component count - Blog

June 30, 2021

Power Integrations has upped the game in the switching power-supply space with the release of its LinkSwitch-TNZ ICs. The devices combine offline power conversion, lossless zero-cross detection and, optionally, X-capacitor discharge functions, all in a compact SO-8C package. The parts can be used for non-isolated buck and buck-boost power supplies with an output current of up to 575 mA and can provide up to 12 W output for universal-input isolated flyback designs. These are specs that are suited for smart home and appliance applications.


New Lattice CertusPro-NX FPGAs Offer the Size, Power, and Speed Needed for Edge Applications - Story

June 28, 2021

Lower power and higher bandwidth are the key characteristics needed for Edge-based processing. And those are the principles that Lattice’s CertusPro-NX general-purpose FPGA family are built upon. These devices increase the logic density over what was previously offered to up to 100k logic cells.


You Will Be Hacked. Be Ready For It - Story

June 23, 2021

When I started the research for this article, I was looking for how OEMs could keep their systems safe from hackers. By the time I finished the research, it became clear to me that my vision was not accurate. You can not design a system that can’t breached, unless it’s one that does not connect to the outside world.

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