Colin Holland has taken over from Chris Ciufo as content director for DESIGN West, which includes the Embedded Systems Conference. He has also taken over responsibility for Embedded.com and Embedded Systems Design (ESD) so will  be writing more about the embedded sector again. Although still based in the UK, Colin will be spending a lot of time in California this year. He was previously editing the Test & Measurement and Microcontroller Designlines for UBM.