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News
25 January

ASML operation to build controlled overcapacity in full swing

ASML shrugs off the chip dip as it moves toward a just-in-case manufacturing capacity philosophy.

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Analysis
24 January

Lightyear sacrifices its flagship to keep its dream alive

With the Lightyear 0 having been declared bankrupt, the Helmond-based solar car trailblazer wants to go all-in on its low-end model 2.

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Opinion
7:13

PD fallacy #6: experimentation has no role in product development

Some things are simply unknowable until we try them out. The response of customers to new products or new features is one of these.

Background

HTI C Fundamentals
Background
16 January

Challenging C++

Despite a host of up-and-coming alternatives, C++ is still a force to be reckoned with, certainly in the legacy-fraught high-tech industry. In a series of articles, High Tech Institute trainer Kris van Rens puts the language in a modern perspective.

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News & Analysis

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News
23 January

Wafer-scale growth of 2D materials paves way for industrial integration

When confined to tiny pockets during growth, 2D materials play nice with silicon substrates. That’s good news for the future of chip scaling.

Interview

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Interview
14 December 2022

Thin layers paved the way for ASM’s success

ASM played a key role in developing a deposition technique that has saved Moore’s law more than once. Outgoing CTO Ivo Raaijmakers explains what atomic layer deposition has brought the semiconductor industry – and ASM – and what more is in store.

Background

HTI C Fundamentals
Background
21 December 2022

The state of C++

Despite a host of up-and-coming alternatives, C++ is still a force to be reckoned with, certainly in the legacy-fraught high-tech industry. In a series of articles, High Tech Institute trainer Kris van Rens puts the language in a modern perspective.

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Interview
7 December 2022

Blurring boundaries in chip manufacturing

The end of traditional scaling is in sight, but Moore’s law thunders on. Imec’s Eric Beyne highlights one part of the bag of tricks that will open in the coming years: backside power delivery.

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Interview
5 December 2022

A flying start in modern C++

Despite a host of up-and-coming alternatives, C++ is still a force to be reckoned with, certainly in the legacy-fraught high-tech industry. Drawing from almost 25 years of experience, computer programming enthusiast Kris van Rens introduces coding rookies to the language basics and essential best practices in his new training at High Tech Institute.

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Opinion
25 January

International engineering students still welcome in the Netherlands

That could have been the headline in the newspaper. But it wasn’t, and that sent the wrong message to the world, says Martijn Heck.

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Opinion
23 January

PD fallacy #5: software development is a factory cranking out features

We need to focus on iteratively building new features to measure their impact and spend much more time optimizing existing features that are heavily used.