News
19 October

TUE puts quantum security to the test

For ‘classic’ cryptographic standards, there are authorities to certify system security. But where do you go when you’re using quantum cryptography? Eindhoven University of Technology hopes to become the place to be for quantum cryptography certification.

News
15 October

TU Delft students shatter the competition with sustainable glass speaker

As technological innovation continues to accelerate at breakneck speed, electronic waste production is piling up. In a search to help mitigate this refuse buildup, a group of TU Delft students teamed up to create a fully recyclable home audio system: a speaker made from glass, which earned them a national first-place award for the 2020 James Dyson Award.

Opinion
19 October

It’s up to you!

Last week, we had a strategy workshop at Software Center, the public-private digital transformation acceleration partnership that I lead. During one of the breakout sessions, we had a fun discussion around business agility that illustrated a very recognizable pattern. In a discussion around how to realize business agility, the focus was on who could be considered to be responsible for it. And then more examples of various people and roles abdicating responsibility were shared than you can shake a stick at.

Background

Background
8 October

Towards an internet of secure things

With billions, and in the near future potentially trillions, of connected devices, the internet of things is a growing security and privacy threat. Bringing together over 40 partners from academia, industry, government and civil society, the Intersect project is laying the groundwork for an internet of secure things. On 14 and 15 October, the consortium is organizing its first annual conference.

News & Analysis

News
13 October

Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers tune in to the market

It’s been quite the journey, but Effect Photonics is finally ready to take the telecom market by storm with its tunable optical transceivers. In doing so, it will give the Dutch Photondelta integrated photonics ecosystem a most welcome boost, too.

Interview

Interview
24 September

You should learn how to present

Picture the last presentation you attended. What was it about? How did it make you feel? Were you inspired? If you’re a high-tech professional, the respective answers are probably – don’t know, bored and not in the least. Mark Robinson, senior software consultant at ASML through TMC, is out to change that.

Background

Background
8 October

Optimizing your high-tech development and machine performance

An increasing proportion of high-tech equipment consists of software. At the same time, the importance of utilizing software in optimizing development processes is growing. That doesn’t take away from the fact that significant progress is always made in the interplay with mechatronics and electronics. “Getting the best results calls for a culture of a real machine builder.”

Interview
15 September

Understanding how to generate value – within time and budget

As a project manager, system architect and crisis manager in the high-tech industry, Luud Engels has a reputation for not mincing words. In addition to his consultancy work, he recently started as a system architecture trainer at High Tech Institute. “Clear communication is key in complex development environments.”

Interview
10 September

Innovation and character light the path to IMS success

In today’s high-tech environment, companies of all sizes are looking to stay at the cutting edge of innovation. According to team leaders Martin Langkamp and Martijn Bouwhuis of Almelo-based IMS, the equation is easy. It comes down to a few key factors: keeping the employees interested, keeping the workplace light and focusing on personal development through training.

Headhunter
15 October

Ask the headhunter

At the beginning of this month, my annual contract with a large American technology company in the east of the Netherlands ended. I’m looking for a C-level position from operations to global logistics and trade compliance, preferably within the high-tech industry. I also have solid experience in the field of marketing communication and portfolio management. During my career in Tunisia, I progressed to a position with great responsibility, in which I reported directly to the CEO.

Opinion
13 October

Make money from data

There’s an interesting development going on in the embedded-systems industry. Initially, data was only used for internal purposes and quality assurance. Customers would send log files to product companies who would analyze them to figure out why the product wasn’t operating as it should and what to do about it. Over time, the periodic data sets have turned into more or less continuous data streams and the data collected has evolved from being concerned with QA to focusing on product performance and measuring value delivery to customers.