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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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...


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


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


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...


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


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


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


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,...


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


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...


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


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


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...


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


Zinn: Is consolidation in our industry a good thing? - Video

August 19, 2016

In this week’s regular segment with Ray Zinn, the former longtime CEO of Micrel, we talked about consolidation in our industry. It’s a phenomenon that seems to be running rampant of late. I asked Ray


Zinn: How do you fire someone - Video

August 11, 2016

Most of us have encountered this situation, especially those of us that are a little longer in the tooth—having to fire or lay off someone, or worse, being on the opposite end of that discussion. In m


Zinn: When you should lie - Video

August 04, 2016

Ray Zinn, as the former longtime CEO of Micrel, tells the truth. At least that’s what he says, and frankly, I tend to believe him. But I asked him whether there is a right time to lie. And clearly we’


Get your pizza delivered by drone - Other

July 29, 2016

Imagine ordering a pizza or a prescription form your pharmacy, and it gets delivered in a manner of minutes. But the delivery "person" is a drone rath...

Analog & Power

Zinn: you need to own a fab - Video

July 28, 2016

Ray Zinn, as the former longtime CEO of Micrel, is a big believer in owning a fab as a semiconductor company, as opposed to being fabless, which is the new trend. Part of the reason has to do with sec


Latest ADLink panel computer is aimed at medical applications - Other

July 22, 2016

ADLink Technology is making a serious push into the medical domain with the release of its MLC 5 Series medical panel computer. Designed around a fift...

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