Massimo Manca started to develop embedded systems in 1987 using Motorola 6805, 6809, and Hitachi 6301 microcontrollers as the central control unit to drive minilabs and photofinishing machines made by Gretag San Marco and San Marco Imaging. He started Micron Engineering in 1995 to sell R&D services and to consulting about embedded systems development to small- and medium-size companies. In the last 20 years he has worked with more then 30 different microcontroller families, designing photographic equipment, minilabs, thermocontrollers, white goods, small appliances, automotive electronics, weighing scales, small medical systems, data converters, variable message signs (for traffic control systems), portable terminals, and a lot of other disparate applications. He is an NXP partner and a Renesas Alliance partner. He works and lives in Pordenone a little city in the north east region of Italy about 80 km east of Venice.