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

By Rich Nass

Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

May 20, 2020

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.

 

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. Some of those predictions have already proven false. But what’s the real answer? When will it end? That’s the basis of this week’s Embedded Executives podcast, where I speak to Thomas Smelker, the Vice President and General Manager of Custom Microelectronics Solutions at Mercury Systems.

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Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, Embedded.com, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

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