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: Stephen Rizzone, President and CEO, Energous

    Embedded Executive: Stephen Rizzone, President and CEO, Energous

    Did you know there were standards established for wireless charging? In fact, they’re up to Rev. 2.0 of the standard. This was news to me.

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  • Platform Is Perfectly Suited for Medical Applications

    Platform Is Perfectly Suited for Medical Applications

    Advances in computer-aided healthcare are coming at us at record-breaking speed. While that in itself can be considered a success, it’s the specific end applications that reap the benefits.

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  • Automotive Safety Using the IoT

    Automotive Safety Using the IoT

    Cars and other vehicles are so much safer now than they were just a few years ago, and that trend will continue.

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  • Embedded Executive: Vahid Manian, COO, Morse Micro

    Embedded Executive: Vahid Manian, COO, Morse Micro

    Yay! Another wireless standard. That’s just what we need, because the landscape isn’t already crowded enough. Do I sound cynical? Maybe. It depends on your perspective.

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  • Dealing with Industrial Applications in Harsh Environments

    Dealing with Industrial Applications in Harsh Environments

    Litemax provides systems that can not only operate under these conditions, but provide superior image quality with IP and NEMA rated systems.

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  • Embedded Executive: Carla Piñeyro Sublett, CMO/GM, NI

    Embedded Executive: Carla Piñeyro Sublett, CMO/GM, NI

    The company formerly known as National Instruments is known simply as NI. Is that a big deal? Maybe, depending on who you ask. So I asked Carla Piñeyro Sublett, NI’s Chief Marketing Officer.

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  • Embedded Executive: Ellen Boehm, Sr. Dir. of IoT Product Management, Keyfactor

    Embedded Executive: Ellen Boehm, Sr. Dir. of IoT Product Management, Keyfactor

    Ellen has to determine what markets are going to be hot and why when it comes to IoT. I ask her to share of those details on this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.

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  • Embedded Executive: Chris Neil, SVP, Maxim Ventures

    Embedded Executive: Chris Neil, SVP, Maxim Ventures

    Maxim Ventures has already seen some level of success, as Chris Neil, a Senior Vice President of Maxim Ventures, explains in this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.

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  • Embedded Executive: Ron Martino, SVP/GM, Business Line Edge Processing, NXP Semiconductors

    Embedded Executive: Ron Martino, SVP/GM, Business Line Edge Processing, NXP Semiconductors

    In this week’s Embedded Executives podcast, I spoke to NXP’s Ron Martino, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Business Line Edge Processing.

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  • GigaDevice Offers MCUs based on both RISC-V, Arm

    GigaDevice Offers MCUs based on both RISC-V, Arm

    GigaDevice is a new entrant to my radar. The company’s history is in memory products, but it is now a formidable player in the MCU space, both on the Arm and RISC-V sides (which is fairly unique).

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  • Add Low Power and Mesh Networking to the Latest Bluetooth Innovations

    Add Low Power and Mesh Networking to the Latest Bluetooth Innovations

    There’s no denying the impact Bluetooth has had on the lives of consumers, and to the credit of the embedded community, innovation continues to occur in that space, at a healthy pace.

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  • Low-Power MCU Family Goes Even Lower

    Low-Power MCU Family Goes Even Lower

    Ambiq just announced the next generation of its SoC CPU family, named Apollo4. The parts are built on TSMC’s 22-nm ULL process.

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  • AI Joins with Embedded to Create Medical AI

    AI Joins with Embedded to Create Medical AI

    We are seeing an increase in the use of AI for medical/healthcare applications. There are many advantages that can be realized through the use of Medical AI.

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  • Use a Mobile Handset for Your Analog Design

    Use a Mobile Handset for Your Analog Design

    It is quite innovative, if it’s for you. I’m referring to a smart phone app developed by Maxim Integrated, called the Essential Analog IC smartphone app.

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  • Embedded Executive: Steven Wu, VP R&D Center, DFI

    Embedded Executive: Steven Wu, VP R&D Center, DFI

    To understand how to design at the Edge, I spoke to Steven Wu, Vice President of the Research and Development Center at DFI in this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.

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  • Tear Down: YoLink LoRaWAN Smart Hub

    Tear Down: YoLink LoRaWAN Smart Hub

    The bandwidth for LoRaWAN is really low, compared to something like WiFi. However, if you use the protocol for things that don’t require high bandwidth, it works well (at least I was surprised).

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  • Embedded Executive: Florian Bohn, Cofounder & CEO, GuRu Wireless

    Embedded Executive: Florian Bohn, Cofounder & CEO, GuRu Wireless

    The company is close to commercializing wireless charging, where the charging is done at a distance of a few feet. Check out this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.

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  • Blaize Delivers Programmable AI at the Edge

    Blaize Delivers Programmable AI at the Edge

    Blaize introduced the company’s first AI computing hardware and software solutions aimed specifically at the Edge of the IoT, dubbed the Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms and the AI Software Suite.

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  • Embedded Executive: Vineet Ganju, VP, Synaptics

    Embedded Executive: Vineet Ganju, VP, Synaptics

    I invited Vineet Ganju, a Vice President at Synaptics as my guest on this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.

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  • Building, Training AI models Needn’t Be Confusing and Time Consuming

    Building, Training AI models Needn’t Be Confusing and Time Consuming

    As the technology gets pushed out to the Edge of the IoT, the number of uses climbs considerably. Developers are moving quickly toward deployment of their AI architectures.

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