Five Minutes with… Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems

April 4, 2018 Rich Nass

Acquisitions in our space are nothing new. But in many cases, they deserve a little explanation. Simply, “Why did you make this acquisition, and how does the new company fit in with the old company?” That’s what I found myself asking in this week’s Five Minutes with…discussion with Stefan Skarin, the CEO of IAR Systems. The news from IAR is that they acquired a 100% stake in Secure Thingz, a provider of advanced security solutions for embedded and IoT systems.

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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.

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