Rich Nass

Richard Nass is the Executive Vice-President of OpenSystems Media. His key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OpenSystems Media’s Embedded and IoT product portfolios, including web sites, e-newsletters, print and digital magazines, and various other digital and print activities. He was instrumental in developing the company's on-line educational portal, Embedded University. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for UBM’s award-winning Design News property. Prior to that, he led the content team for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group, as well all custom properties and events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 25 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, handling the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

  • Embedded Executive: Logan Maxwell, Director, Wiser Systems

    Embedded Executive: Logan Maxwell, Director, Wiser Systems

    Wiser Systems specializes in tracing, so I wondered whether its technology could be used to track people.

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  • Securing the Automobile in a Connected World

    Securing the Automobile in a Connected World

    Who would have thought that someone would want to hack an automobile? About five years ago, someone hacked into a Jeep, and that forever changed the outlook on automotive security.

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  • Embedded Executive: Jacques Issa, Senior VP, Virtium

    Embedded Executive: Jacques Issa, Senior VP, Virtium

    My guest on this week’s Embedded Executives podcast is Jacques Issa, a Senior Vice President at Virtium.

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  • Special COVID-19 Edition of Embedded Executive: Naveed Sherwani, CEO, SiFive

    Special COVID-19 Edition of Embedded Executive: Naveed Sherwani, CEO, SiFive

    Different vendors are doing different things to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them are doing their part to help get us through this awful time. One of those is SiFive.

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  • Intermolecular Develops Four-Element ALD Chalcogenide-based OTS for 3D Memory Arrays

    Intermolecular Develops Four-Element ALD Chalcogenide-based OTS for 3D Memory Arrays

    Intermolecular, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Germany-based Merck KGaA, recently announced an atomic layer deposition (ALD) GeAsSeTe OTS for 3D vertical memory arrays.

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  • Winbond’s NAND Flash Memory Suits Qualcomm LTE Modem

    Winbond’s NAND Flash Memory Suits Qualcomm LTE Modem

    If you have plans to design in a Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem, you may want to take notice of Winbond Electronics’ latest flash memory device, the QspiNAND.

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  • Embedded Executive: Dave Kjendal, CTO and EVP of Engineering, Senet

    Embedded Executive: Dave Kjendal, CTO and EVP of Engineering, Senet

    The LoRa Alliance is a fairly dynamic organization, as projects appear to be progressing nicely. The organization began with just a handful of vendors and has now grown to more than 500.

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  • Embedded Executive: Kristin Russell, President, Global Services, Arrow Electronics

    Embedded Executive: Kristin Russell, President, Global Services, Arrow Electronics

    In this Embedded Executives podcast, Rich speaks with Kristin Russell, President of Global Services at Arrow Electronics.

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  • Cirrus Logic Launches Advanced Haptic and Sensing ICs for Richer, Immersive User Experiences

    Cirrus Logic Launches Advanced Haptic and Sensing ICs for Richer, Immersive User Experiences

    In the never-ending pursuit of making consumer devices easier to use, while making them easier and more cost-effective to manufacture, Cirrus Logic is expanding its haptics and sensing portfolio.

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  • Embedded Executives: Jean Labrosse, Former CEO, Micrium

    Embedded Executives: Jean Labrosse, Former CEO, Micrium

    I discussed with Jean Labrosse, who is the former Founder and CEO of Micrium, a guy who knows more than most about dealing with open source.

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  • Over the Air Updates Remove So Many Obstacles

    Over the Air Updates Remove So Many Obstacles

    When you ship an embedded IoT product, regardless of the vertical, it’s a pretty safe bet that it’s going to need updates over its lifetime.

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  • Special COVID-19 Edition of Embedded Executives: Chris Rogers, CEO, SensiML

    Special COVID-19 Edition of Embedded Executives: Chris Rogers, CEO, SensiML

    Many pundits say that the key to neutralizing the COVID-19 virus is testing, lots of testing. That’s easier said than done, unless you believe what the technology experts at SensiML are saying.

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  • Embedded Executives: Eduardo Quinones, Senior Researcher, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

    Embedded Executives: Eduardo Quinones, Senior Researcher, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

    The AMPERE Project is a three-year initiative run out of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. It’s being done by a combination of universities and industry.

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  • Special COVID-19 Edition of Embedded Executives: Sasha Wolloch, President, Raltron Electronics

    Special COVID-19 Edition of Embedded Executives: Sasha Wolloch, President, Raltron Electronics

    In this interview with Sasha Wolloch, President of Raltron Electronics, we get a peek at how it’s going in my home state of Florida.

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  • Bring Your AI to the Edge on a Power Budget

    Bring Your AI to the Edge on a Power Budget

    You’ve heard it many times before: AI and machine learning (ML) are moving to the Edge of the IoT. The reasons for such have been discussed numerous times, so I won’t go through it again.

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  • Embedded Executives: Thomas Smelker, VP/GM, Mercury Systems

    Embedded Executives: Thomas Smelker, VP/GM, Mercury Systems

    Moore’s Law has been around for a long time—around 50 years. It says that transistor count will double every 18 months. Many “experts” have predicted that it is coming to an end.

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  • Embedded Executives: Reza Azarderakhsh, President, PQSecure

    Embedded Executives: Reza Azarderakhsh, President, PQSecure

    Sometimes it takes some extreme measure to ensure the security of your device. Those extremes include quantum-safe cryptographic solutions, which is what is provided by PQ Secure.

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  • Tear Down: Smartwatch Boasts Two Weeks on a Charge

    Tear Down: Smartwatch Boasts Two Weeks on a Charge

    What really separates the Forerunner 945 from competitive devices is the battery life.

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  • Computing at the Edge Needn’t Be Problematic

    Computing at the Edge Needn’t Be Problematic

    Move your IoT compute engine to the Edge. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times. The advantages are obvious.

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  • Not All Dev Boards are Created Equally

    Not All Dev Boards are Created Equally

    Development boards for industrial applications haven’t been so readily available, as they are quite different from those used in consumer and other non-critical applications.

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