News
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Aircision beams old tech into the future

In 1880, Alexander Graham Bell provided the first proof of concept for free-space optics. Using his invention, dubbed the ‘photophone’, he proved that beams of light could carry voice conversation through free space, aka, the air. In 2019, Eindhoven start-up, Aircision, is ready to add their modifications to bring this technology into the future, specifically for the upcoming roll-out of 5G.

Interview
14 May

“If you hire people for their smarts, don’t keep them stupid”

After the acquisition of his wireless tech start-up, Greenpeak Technologies, Dutch Wi-Fi pioneer, Cees Links, brings Qorvo a little taste of his own style. It’s not just engineering that this semicon giant is looking for, you’ll need to bring an affinity for commerce.

Opinion
16 May

How digitalization disrupts companies

Although everyone talks about digitalization (software, data and AI) and the risk of disruption that this brings to companies, very few talk about how companies get disrupted in practice. Most treat it as an amorphous force that topples companies over like a force of nature that is unavoidable and where we are the victims. Of course, like you, I like to be in control of my own destiny and would like to better understand how digitalization causes such disruption in indus

Background

Background
14 May

Engineers don’t buy into stories

For technicians, communication can be likened to a black box. They know it’s important: once in a while, they have to deal with that dominant colleague or that coercive boss. But to get things done at their work, the logic of their story is of major importance. Jaco Friedrich, the trainer of soft skills and leadership at High Tech Institute, talks about the basics of communicating in the high tech working space.

Analysis

Analysis
25 April

What to make of Tesla’s “best in the world” self-driving silicon?

Tesla designed “the best chip in the world” for autonomous driving at its first try. Really?

Interview

Interview
10 April

Meet Charles Smit, chairman of BCSemi NL

Charles Smit, recently installed as chairman of Business Cluster Semiconductors The Netherlands, hopes to make a clean sweep of Dutch high tech industry organizations and help make the Chip Integration Technology Centre a success.

Background

Background
9 May

Using AI to streamline remote communication in healthcare

Philips researchers have already been using artificial intelligence techniques for decades, to automatically scan for diseases in medical images. More recently, they’ve started to apply AI to other types of video and also audio. In a project, together with trainees from the PDEng Software Technology program, they explored new possibilities in telehealth and customer support for hospital staff.

Interview
1 April

“Don’t confuse being able to hack with knowing the art of writing secure code”

You can turn writing secure code into a good habit. Something you barely stop to think about, like brushing your teeth or putting on your seat belt. High Tech Institute is working with the specialists at Hungary’s Cydrill to teach you how.

Interview
5 March

‘Engineers en ai-experts hebben wel echt een andere mindset’

Als businessdeveloper bij ASML wilde Albert van Breemen bewijzen dat kunstmatige intelligentie niks meer is dan een hype, maar het tegendeel bleek waar en hij raakte weer enthousiast over zijn oude passie. Sinds kort heeft hij zijn eigen bureau om ai-hulp te bieden aan bedrijven in de hightech, waar het onderwerp nog een beetje in de kinderschoenen staat.

Opinion
9 May

Going digital

Software is eating the world. Data is the new oil. Artificial intelligence replaces most jobs. Industry 4.0. The Internet of Things. 5G. Autonomous cars. It’s clear that digitalization (software, data and AI) is the main trend affecting the embedded systems industry across Europe and, in fact, the world. Whereas digital technologies used to be a minor, supporting part of the primarily mechanical and electronic systems that we built, these days, it’s the mechanics and electronics that have commoditized. Differentiation is defined by the software, data and intelligence in systems and by the implications of these technologies for individuals, companies and business ecosyst

Opinion
6 May

Europe’s AI business model

For many of us, complying with last year’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, better known as AVG in Dutch) was more of a nuisance than anything else. Websites needed to be changed, access rights had to be restricted on office networks and servers and certain data had to be walled off. Because someone could, theoretically, gain access to the readership database, one poor editor had to start locking his computer every time he left his desk for more than a couple of seco