ASML scrambles to remedy a chip shortage that nobody saw coming
It’s all hands on deck at ASML to give chipmakers the additional wafer output they all crave. Curiously, no one predicted this massive explosion in demand.
Onno van Roosmalen named teacher of the year at High Tech Institute
Together with Jaco Friedrich, Onno van Roosmalen is High Tech Institute’s Teacher of the Year 2021. His “Design patterns” training received high praise and participants gave his lecturing skills a 9.8.
Ask the headhunter
I’m the R&D director at an American high-tech company. From Mountain View, I also manage the development group based in the Netherlands that was recently acquired by us. It took some time to sort out all the legal affairs, but in the end, the group has been housed in a separate legal entity and everything is on track. Which is a good thing, as we have big plans for expansion in the Netherlands.
The challenge for battery-powered aircraft
For the foreseeable future, aircraft with batteries as the sole onboard energy carrier will only be suitable for short regional flights. And even then, significant improvements in battery performance are required, argue TU Delft’s Henri Werij and Marnix Wagemaker.
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Steering your way through the dilemmas of leadership
Going from an engineer into a leadership role is anything but straightforward. The biggest challenge for technical minds, according to High Tech Institute trainer Jaco Friedrich, is to align and influence diverse and multidisciplined stakeholders – all from a position without power. To Friedrich, generating this buy-in doesn’t only come from your technical expertise, but from proper positioning, strong leadership skills and good communication.
All parts contribute to solving the puzzle
Angelo Hulshout has the ambition to bring the benefits of production agility to the market and set up a new business around that. At the start of a new year, he’s going back to the basics.
“We’re blessed that there are no alternative facts for physics”
How does a project leader cope with busy bosses, square techies with big egos, system architects and lonesome inventors? In the tech world, this is made easier by the common rule set of physics that everybody agrees to, according to Wilhelm Claussen. He also shines some light on his project leadership course at High Tech Institute.
Selling Brainport on model-based testing
With Achmea and Prorail as long-time customers and Thermo Fisher Scientific as the first Brainport client, Axini is pushing hard to make a name for itself in high tech as well. Coming up to the year of their company’s fifteenth anniversary, Machiel van der Bijl and Menno Jonkers share their vision of achieving fault-free software through model-based testing.
Robbert Dijkgraaf comes bearing gifts – who will get one?
The new Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf, has money to spend. Will the physicist be inclined to favor the natural sciences and engineering disciplines?
Platform lesson #4: Don’t integrate new functionality too quickly
Any solution aiming to stay relevant needs to continuously integrate new, innovative functionality. The main reason is that functionality commoditizes over time so that if we wouldn’t add new features, the entire product or platform would commoditize and become irrelevant. Commodity software isn’t necessarily useless, as proven by quite a bit of open-source software, but it’s hard to monetize software stacks that don’t provide clear differentiating and innovative functionality.