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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Murata three-axis MEMS accelerometer suits industrial and automotive apps - Other

November 16, 2016

MEMS are quite common in the sensor world today. If you count up all the devices used in automobiles alone, you'd likely be in the tens of millions, i...

Automotive

Torex introduces first three devices aimed at the auto industry - Other

November 15, 2016

To say that the automotive electronics industry is hot right now would be one of the bigger understatements you could make. Just about every mainstrea...

Industrial

Zinn: Who is really benefiting in mega-mergers - Video

November 11, 2016

There have been no shortage of very large companies acquiring or merging with other very large companies. The most recent announcement of Qualcomm buying NXP for somewhere in the neighborhood of $40 b

Storage

The great divide between consumer and industrial flash memory - Other

November 07, 2016

Data storage, including flash memory, is all the same, right? Well, not exactly. And the divide becomes far wider when you're talking about industrial...

Security

Zinn: Should the world fear Trump? - Video

November 03, 2016

As we get closer to the election, just days away now, I’ve been asking folks who are not from the U.S. what they think about our candidates. This was actually a pretty easy exercise as I was at a rece

Industrial

Input devices in space - Other

November 01, 2016

I recently conducted a Five Minutes With... interview with Steve Cliffe, the CEO of Ultrahaptics. He described for me the company's 3D input technolog...

IoT

Input devices in space - Other

November 01, 2016

I recently conducted a Five Minutes With... interview with Steve Cliffe, the CEO of Ultrahaptics. He described for me the company's 3D input technolog...

Security

Zinn: Should you be paid for unused sick time? - Video

October 27, 2016

In my back of the woods, small municipalities are often required to write big (really big in some cases) checks to retiring workers for unused sick time. In most businesses, salaried employees general

Security

Zinn: Your supervisor wants you to be unethical - Video

October 20, 2016

A well-known bank recently found itself in hot water when it was reported that it was conducting unethical business. In some cases, supervisors were telling their subordinates that they need to contin

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AMD energizes embedded graphics applications - Other

October 17, 2016

AMD recently put a stake in the ground with respect to its graphics capabilities. Perfectly suited for traditional gaming applications, these cards ca...

IoT

Zinn: ZinnStarter, the Zinn version of Kickstarter - Video

October 07, 2016

Most people are familiar with Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform that helps Makers get their projects off the ground. Ray Zinn, the longtime CEO of Micrel, and our weekly guest, started his own ve

Industrial

Zinn: Maintaining a healthy work-life balance - Video

September 30, 2016

Everybody knows the workaholic. In fact, you may be one yourself. Work weeks are also a cultural thing, as 50- to 60-hour weeks are norm in Silicon Valley or Japan, but not so much in Europe. I asked

IoT

Zinn: Are you too old to work? - Video

September 23, 2016

We can cite many examples of when people should have stepped down from their positions earlier than they did, simply because age had caught up to them. In our weekly discussion, Ray Zinn and I discuss

Storage

Monetize your data storage - Other

September 19, 2016

Storage is the boring, back-end part of your system. It's a necessary evil. Or is it? Maybe you're looking at it from the wrong perspective. In fact,...

IoT

Zinn: Public companies are falling by the wayside - Video

September 16, 2016

The number of public companies has fallen by more than 50% over the past 20 years. That’s a scary statistic, or is it. I posed that question to Ray Zinn, who stood at the helm of one of those public c

Consumer

Know what to ask (and answer) when moving your appliance to the cloud - Other

September 12, 2016

Everything is connected to the cloud these days, or at least that's how it seems. Is now the right time to connect your appliance to the cloud? I'm af...

Security

Zinn: The US as the world's peacekeeper - Video

September 08, 2016

For as long as I can remember, the United States has arguably served the role as the world’s peacekeeper. Recently, there has been much debate as to whether the U.S. should remain in that role. For be

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Zinn: China is eating our (electronics) lunch - Video

September 01, 2016

For some time now, our semiconductor and electronics industry has been losing out to China, or at least that’s the perception. The other perception is that the quality coming from the Chinese manufact

Automotive

First stop for automotive design is the embedded lab - Other

August 29, 2016

It's truly amazing how the focus of the automobile, at least from my jaded viewpoint, has made a complete turn from the mechanical engineers of Detroi...

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Zinn: Reliance on a mobile device can be a scary addiction - Video

August 25, 2016

Many of today’s CEO are considerably older than many of their employees. Is it different to relate to the younger generation? Particularly with the handsets that seem to be permanently attached to the

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