OpenSystems Media Expands its Media Portfolio with a Live Technical Conference

Embedded TechCon co-located with the 2015 Design Automation Conference (DAC)

December 3rd, 2014, Fountain Hills, AZ. OpenSystems Media (OSM), LLC, today announced that its Embedded Computing Design division has developed an embedded technology conference that will be co-located with the 2015 Design Automation Conference (DAC).

Taking place June 9-10, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, the conference is called Embedded TechCon, which extends OSM's current on-line educational program, known as Embedded University. Embedded TechCon is designed to educate today’s design engineers in the most up to date topics. The classes will be taught by leading industry experts.

Rich Nass, OSM's Executive Vice President, will coordinate two days of technical, hands-on educational sessions. Nass has extensive experience in developing technical conferences for the benefit of embedded developers, having served as the Conference Chairman of the Embedded Systems Conference during its most successful years.

“We are very excited to have our first co-located event for embedded at DAC,” said Anne Cirkel, General Chair for the 52nd DAC. "OpenSystems Media has an exceptional technical content team and with Rich Nass leading the effort, we are very confident that this co-located event will bring a new audience to DAC and will start to replicate the success Rich had in the past."

"It's clear that the embedded industry needs a place for its community to gather, to be educated, to interact, to network, and to celebrate its success," said OSM’s Nass. "We’re thrilled that DAC has the confidence in OSM to create that event. We'll be driving awareness around key embedded topics like IoT, automotive, and security, while drawing from the industry's roots with topics like firmware development, debugging, and open-source hardware and software."

For general information on Embedded TechCon, or details on presentations or sponsorships, contact Patrick Hopper, OpenSystems Media's Managing Partner, at

About OpenSystems Media

OpenSystems Media works with industry leaders to develop and publish content that educates the embedded engineering community about new technologies, products, real-world examples of product applications, trends, and standards. OSM cultivates the largest global community of embedded designers with our various channels, including blogs, design articles, videos, news, and product information. Coverage comes in the form of digital (web sites, interactive magazines, newsletters, on-line education, apps, and traditional social media), print magazines, and live events such as trade shows and conferences. OSM is also the leading producer of webinars and distributor of white papers in the embedded industry.