Colin Holland


Colin Holland is the editorial content director for and the Embedded Systems Conference. Before taking on Embedded in the US, he served as editorial director of Embedded Systems Programming/Design Europe and an editor on EE Times Europe. He can be reached at


's contributions
    • The Harwell Dekatron or 'Witch', which is said to be the world's oldest computer has been rebooted at the National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park, in the UK.

    • DDC-I, a supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, has joined the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, a managed consortium of The Open Group.

    • Congatec AG is working with with Adeneo Embedded to deliver ready-to-use board support packages for the Freescale ARM Cortex A9 i.MX 6 Series based modules.

    • Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. has changed its name to Mercury Systems Inc. in an effort to better reflect the breadth and depth of its capabilities.

    • If you are near Santa Clara on Wednesday 31st October and want a concise update on the current state of embedded technology development in Brazil head there is a unrivaled opportunity for you.

    • Yesterday at a Young Professionals' Event at the IET in London, Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and SoC Architect at Broadcom gave a talk on Inspiring future generations with open hardware.

    • Renesas Electronics America is to sponsor the FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) initiative as a means of motivating and inspiring the next generation of engineers.

    • Altium has released two TASKING C compiler solutions for automotive application development, delivering support for the RH850 microcontrollers from Renesas and the Power Architecture based microcontrollers from the Freescale Qorivva/5xxx and STMicroelectronics SPC56 series.

    • Sanjib - Altera announced a similar development with ARM back in October and had a a software demo at the ARM Paris event -

    • Bill Gatliff will be providing a free Android Speed Training session at 12.30 on Thur 27th Oct at ARM TechCon while he will join Dave Kleidermacher, CTO, Green Hills Software; and Stephen Olsen, Technical Marketing Engineer, Mentor Graphics on a panel: Embedded Android? The next platform, or the next problem? at A 2.30 on Wed 26th at ARM TechCon - see: