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Neways Roel Vossen

A family of engineers

An electromechanical designer turned operations manager, Roel Vossen is the prototypical Neways employee. “Looking to combine a diverse working environment at the cutting edge of technology with a familial atmosphere.”

Queensland quantum microscope
21 June

Microscopy takes a quantum leap

A new type of imaging device takes advantage of quantum mechanical entanglement to see finer details.

IR Search Anton van Rossum

Ask the headhunter

For some time now, I’ve been in touch with an American high-tech company about a position in a new development department to be set up in the Netherlands. The talks went well and I received an offer letter that included salary, bonus, pension and vacation days. A document containing an IP clause, a non-disclosure clause, a non-compete clause and a non-solicitation clause were sent separately. Both had the signature of the company CEO on them. Eager to join, I signed them and sent them back.


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22 June

Brainport’s printed-electronics industry is gaining momentum

With the value chain all lined up, the Brainport area is ready to take printed electronics to the next level – both commercially and technologically.


Raising the pillars of digital transformation

The electronics industry is fast approaching a new era of digital transformation. In this new paradigm, digital technologies create new business processes, cultures and customer experiences by bringing together all the aspects of product design, including mechanical and electrical, and streamlining the entire design process – from product inception all the way through to manufacturing.

News & Analysis

Bruco Tim Tiek
17 June

Bruco diminishes dependency on NXP

Over the last four years, Bruco’s dealings with NXP have reduced dramatically. By deploying a strategy focused on turnkey ASICs, the chip design house from Borne has ensured a stable business.


Bram Bergen
10 June

Time management skills help “get more done with less stress”

Distractions and disruptions are the enemies of work efficiency. To push through and keep your daily tasks on track, time management skills are a necessity. Looking for tools and tips to enhance your workplace efficiency? High Tech Institute’s “Time management in innovation” training has you covered.


SF Chronicle Perkin Elmer
ASML history files

Technology ownership is no birthright

Now that the US is increasing its pressure on China, what can we learn from the semiconductor war with Japan in the early eighties?

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25 May

Nexperia turns to training as a tool to continue its legacy of innovation

Nexperia’s Industrial Technology and Engineering Center (ITEC) has a rich history in developing state-of-the-art products and industrial production solutions for the semiconductor domain. But when the group ran into the difficult task of balancing deliverables with its target costs during the development of its cutting-edge ADAT3-XF, senior mechanical designer Theo ter Steeg and the ITEC team turned to training to help streamline the design process and get a better overview from the start.

20210402 TWNQL Rex Bierlaagh RRA_9015
5 May

Design thinking leads to a higher success rate in innovation

The high-tech industry is extremely innovative, but what if you want to innovate more effectively and even faster? Design thinking is an effective method for that, says Rex Bierlaagh, trainer at High Tech Institute. “Everyone can learn it. It changes the mindset of organizations.”

Jan Bosch foto serie 1000×56312
21 June

Outdated belief #2: A carefully designed architecture is critical

In the early 2000s, I was one of those people preaching the importance of careful design and analysis of a system’s architecture before starting development. The belief was that especially non-functional requirements, such as performance and robustness, are hard to ‘bolt on’ to the system once development is underway. So, the software architecture community, including me, developed all kinds of tools and techniques to structure and provide systematic means to take architecture design decisions, assess the architecture’s ability to meet the non-functional requirements, such as performance and maintainability, and ensure the alignment between requirements and the architecture.

Han Schaminee
16 June

I love risk

I often meet managers seeing risk as a threat: a threat to predictability. They rightfully aim to be a trustworthy partner for their customers and believe predictability is an important ingredient for that. But they sometimes forget risk is one of the reasons why they’re in business. There’s intrinsic uncertainty in innovation, and many of our customers in a B2B environment seek partners who can better manage that uncertainty than they can do themselves – and they’re willing to pay that: the higher the perceived risk of your own investment, the more profit a customer will allow you to take.