OpenSystems Media, VITA Technologies introduce VITA Hall of Fame, first inductee
VITA Technologies has recently announced the VITA Technologies Hall of Fame, as well as its first inductee. The hall of fame is intended to honor those most influential to VITA and to preserve the memory of the people and technologies that have had the greatest impact on the open standards industry since its beginnings.
John Rynearson, technical director of VITA, is the first person to be inducted into the newly created VITA Technologies Hall of Fame. The news took him by pleasant surprise, announced during the November VITA Standards Organization (VSO) meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, in front of his friends and peers in the industry. After John McHale, editorial director of Military Embedded Systems magazine, gave the announcement the room filled with applause and congratulations.
Rynearson is slated to retire as of January 1, 2014, and his replacement will certainly have large shoes to fill, as he has been a major influencer to the VITA universe for over 20 years.
Many more people will be inducted into the VITA Technologies Hall of Fame each year; the next set of inductees will be announced in January of 2014. To see the current progress of the hall of fame, visit http://opensystemsmedia.com/hall-of-fame/vita-technologies. The nomination process will also be posted on the website in January.
OpenSystems acquires Embedded Star, FPGA and EDA sites, extends reach in embedded publishing
OpenSystems Media announced that it has acquired the assets of Online Destiny, a leading provider of blogs and websites for the embedded, FPGA, and EDA market segments. Under the terms of the acquisition, OpenSystems Media will obtain rights to the e-mail lists, RSS feeds, websites, and other assets of Online Destiny’s EmbeddedStar.com, FPGABlog.com, EDABlog.com, and EDAGeek.com properties. Incorporating Online Destiny’s resources into the OpenSystems Media portfolio furthers the company’s readership and expands the company’s lead generation capabilities, enabling clients to extend their influence on the embedded marketplace. In addition to attaining the lists of four online publications, OpenSystems Media also procured the rights to Online Destiny’s website and RSS feed resources, which rank highly amongst online embedded content sources. Coupled with the only apps available to embedded engineers (Embedded Computing Design and DSP-FPGA.com), the addition of these resources solidifies OpenSystems Media’s position in digital publishing.
“We have had our eye on the EmbeddedStar and EDAGeek audience and superior search rankings for nearly a decade,” says Konrad Witte, Senior Web Developer, OpenSystems Media. “We have a great opportunity now to reach this incredible new following of engineers and other industry professionals.”
OpenSystems Media launches PICMG Systems & Technology magazine
xTCA & CompactPCI Systems has been relaunched and renamed to PICMG Systems & Technology; the magazine will expand coverage to incorporate the breadth of embedded technologies produced by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG). The industry’s foremost publication tracking developments from the PICMG standards organization and its member companies, PICMG Systems & Technology will continue to dedicate editorial coverage to news, analysis, trends, and solutions that aid embedded system developers and decision makers.
PICMG Systems & Technology will be published quarterly in both print and digital formats, and be accompanied by four PICMG Systems & Technology E-letters. The publication will continue to produce staff-written and contributed design references and application examples of AdvancedMCs, AdvancedTCA, COM Express, CompactPCI, CompactPCI Serial, MicroTCA, and other PICMG technologies in the key industry segments of communications and networking, military/aerospace, and industrial automation. Market analysis, new product coverage, and special topics will also be included to keep professionals abreast of advances in embedded computing.
The inaugural issue of PICMG Systems and Technology will launch at Embedded World 2014 in Nuremburg, Germany, and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the PICMG standards organization by examining some of its most significant achievements.