When the physics gets too complicated
The behavior of super-complex, multi-physical systems is difficult to predict. So how can you do thorough predictive maintenance? The High Tech Systems Center of Eindhoven University of Technology puts forward researchers who use artificial intelligence and digital twins to tackle this problem. A good dash of physics makes all the difference.
Entrepreneur lesson #5: Your offering price is wrong
Few topics lead to such heated debates in startups as the pricing of the offering. There are at least four dimensions that play a role in the discussions: money first or customer first, based on value or cost, premium first or low-end first and direct versus indirect monetization. The first dimension is concerned with the dichotomy between a group that would like to earn back the investment in the offering as soon as possible by charging a high price to customers versus a group that focuses on creating a large customer base as soon as possible by charging a low price, or even providing the offering for free.
Paving the way for terabits per second
Increasing digitization and the corresponding security requirement, smart industry and the enormous growth of cloud applications and data centers are generating a growing need for high data speeds. Other trends are feeding the appetite for bandwidth, too, like more online communication and remote working. But the limits of what’s physically possible are coming in sight and there’s no bending the laws of nature. How do we protect signal integrity and yet realize high speeds – and all this within acceptable project budgets?
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Why ASML thinks it may hit €50B revenue by 2030
A 5G-enabled explosion of applications at the edge and the drive for technological sovereignty could lift ASML’s revenue as high as 50 billion euros at the end of the decade.
Integrated photonics will save Moore’s Law
Integrated photonics won’t replace or supplant chips but will soon become an essential technology to maintain the steady performance increases in computing we’ve come to take for granted, says Martijn Heck, scientific director of the recently launched Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute.
Four steps to integrate AI within existing engineering systems
Building AI applications isn’t just modeling, but rather a complete set of steps that includes data preparation, modeling, simulation, testing and deployment. With the right tools and support, engineers and scientists can achieve success without having to become data AI experts.
Cut the constraints and find your inner child
Being creative isn’t always easy, especially working in high tech. After all, the best answer to a technical problem is a practical solution, right? But even if you can’t apply creative thinking in every situation, a little practice and a willingness to think out of this world can offer a whole new perspective.
Decades of experience drives one-of-a-kind switched-mode power supply training
For 40+ years, Frans Pansier has worked designing, developing, teaching and training advanced power supplies. According to him, challenging the mindset of young engineers is how he draws his energy. His favorite part? Sharing his knowledge and information that people simply can’t get at university – or anywhere else.
Review: The waves of Agile
“The waves of Agile” provides a good handle for employees and organizations that want to grow to a (next) Agile maturity level but consciously or unconsciously encounter barriers. In addition to recognizing the adjustments that are required at various levels, it offers a lot of practical support in the form of handy tables and ‘checklists.’ As the book is richly illustrated with practical examples, readers will quickly recognize themselves – which may give them the relief that they’re not the only ones struggling with the issues described by author Derk-Jan de Grood. The book is primarily aimed at Agile leaders and coaches.