Five Minutes With...Interviews

Join Rich Nass each week as he spends five minutes with embedded personalities.

  • Five Minutes With…Lou Lutostanski, VP of IoT, Avnet6:21

    Five Minutes With…Lou Lutostanski, VP of IoT, Avnet

    There’s no shortage of information when it comes to the Internet of Things. Conventional thinking says that the processor vendor would likely have the best information when you’re putting your design

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  • Five Minutes With…Bill Diotte, CEO, Mocana6:47

    Five Minutes With…Bill Diotte, CEO, Mocana

    Hacking continues and breeches still occur, regardless of how much emphasis we put on security. Why is that? Is it simply that the hackers are smarter than the folks designing in the security? That’s

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  • Five Minutes With…Kevin Rhoads, GM, Kontron Americas6:58

    Five Minutes With…Kevin Rhoads, GM, Kontron Americas

    AI, or artificial intelligence, is slowly creeping into our lives, whether we know it or not. The embedded world, typically at the tail end of technology (for some very good reasons), is starting to e

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  • Five Minutes with…Bruce Alexander, Vice President, WinSystems6:07

    Five Minutes with…Bruce Alexander, Vice President, WinSystems

    Culture within an organization is such a difficult thing to get a handle on and even harder to regulate. In this week’s Five Minutes with…discussion, I talked to Bruce Alexander, a vice president at W

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  • Five Minutes With… Geoff Tate, Co-founder/CEO, Flex Logix6:37

    Five Minutes With… Geoff Tate, Co-founder/CEO, Flex Logix

    FPGA technology has been around for eons (well Silicon Valley eons anyway). But lately, the embedded version of that technology is moving to the forefront. In a nutshell, an embedded FPGA is programma

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  • Five Minutes With… Fabien Chouteau, Software Engineer, Adacore5:20

    Five Minutes With… Fabien Chouteau, Software Engineer, Adacore

    Adacore started a challenge for embedded developers called Make with Ada. It brought in entries from around the world. But more importantly, it made a clear statement that Ada is a programming languag

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  • Five Minutes With…Matias Woloski, CTO/Co-Founder, Auth08:53

    Five Minutes With…Matias Woloski, CTO/Co-Founder, Auth0

    Authentication is paramount in an IoT platform. If the bad guys can get in, bad things are likely to happen. Auth0 has developed a platform to keep those bad guys out using a single sign-on. Matias W

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  • Five Minutes With…Simon Arkell, Greenwave Systems8:12

    Five Minutes With…Simon Arkell, Greenwave Systems

    In IoT, there’s more to it than “build it and they will come (or buy).” We can all name lots of examples of companies and products that fell by the wayside because there wasn’t a compelling business c

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  • Five Minutes With…Peter Claydon, CEO, ContinuumBridge8:46

    Five Minutes With…Peter Claydon, CEO, ContinuumBridge

    Giving your “things” on the Internet an identity makes life much easier, especially if you’re not in the immediate vicinity of those thigs. For example, if a thermostat needs repair, and you have hund

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  • Five Minutes With…Josh Ferguson, Founder, Glow Labs6:52

    Five Minutes With…Josh Ferguson, Founder, Glow Labs

    Glow Labs is an engineering services company that works with vendors in the IoT space, particularly in the connected home, retail, wearables, etc. Excuse me, but isn’t this space already crowded enoug

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  • Five Minutes With…Glenn Perry, VP/GM, Mentor Embedded10:33

    Five Minutes With…Glenn Perry, VP/GM, Mentor Embedded

    Autonomous driving, and the various levels that define the subject, are very much in the news these days. A sidebar to that subject is when Level 5, where the car completely drives itself, will appear

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  • Five Minutes With…Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR8:31

    Five Minutes With…Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR

    Stefan Skarin is the CEO of IAR Systems, a company that’s very well known in the embedded space. If you’re a developer, it’s a good bet that you’re a customer of IAR or had been at some point in your

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  • Five Minutes With… Amnon Shenfeld, CEO, 3DSignals9:00

    Five Minutes With… Amnon Shenfeld, CEO, 3DSignals

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could determine the health of one of your industrial devices simply by listening to it? Or better yet, have some sort of device that listens for you, and tells you when a m

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  • Five Minutes With…Kevin Rhoads, GM, Kontron Americas7:14

    Five Minutes With…Kevin Rhoads, GM, Kontron Americas

    AI, or artificial intelligence, is slowly creeping into our lives, whether we know it or not. The embedded world, typically at the tail end of technology (for some very good reasons), is starting to e

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  • Five Minutes With…Mark Lambert, VP, Parasoft7:03

    Five Minutes With…Mark Lambert, VP, Parasoft

    IoT design are flying out the door at a rate that could be termed as scary. The pressure on the engineering team to meet the current design windows is enormous. In this race to be first, something’s g

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  • Five Minutes With…Szymon Slupik, CTO, Silvair7:21

    Five Minutes With…Szymon Slupik, CTO, Silvair

    Bluetooth is everywhere. There’s no disputing that. But as a mesh topology, it hasn’t made the inroads of say, ZigBee. Luckily (if you’re a Bluetooth mesh supporter), neither ZigBee nor any of the oth

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  • Five Minutes With…Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion7:45

    Five Minutes With…Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion

    Alex Lidow was the longtime CEO of International Rectifier. He now leads a smaller company, Efficient Power Conversions. I started this week’s Five Minutes with… discussion by asking Alex about the di

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  • Five Minutes With…Ted Marena, Director, Microsemi7:12

    Five Minutes With…Ted Marena, Director, Microsemi

    If you’re in the know, you’re aware of the RISC V initiative. If not, let me fill you in. it’s an instruction set that you can develop a core around. It’s sort of like the ARM instruction set. But the

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  • Five Minutes with…Eric Miller, CEO Avi-On7:46

    Five Minutes with…Eric Miller, CEO Avi-On

    Connecting home appliances, such as lighting to the Internet of Things is supposed to be a no-brainer for the consumer. If that’s not the case, then the technology probably isn’t going to fly. I’ve se

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  • Five Minutes With…Gregor Bleimann, President, Connected Development7:09

    Five Minutes With…Gregor Bleimann, President, Connected Development

    In this week’s Five Minutes with…segment, I put Gregor Bleimann, President of Connected Development on the hot seat. The reason being was that he’s brand new to the company, about three weeks in, so I

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