Manhasset, N.Y.--CMP Media's Embedded Systems Programming announced Monday that is has named Jim Turley editor in chief. Turley is the author of seven books, including "The Essential Guide to Semiconductors." He was formerly editor of the newsletter "Microprocessor Report." His experience also includes senior executive management positions in the semiconductor industry. Turley takes over from Michael Barr, who leaves the publication after a five-year tenure as editor.