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Editorial
12:03

Lightyears away from production

Despite the wave of excitement behind Lightyear’s hybrid solar/electric vehicle prototype, the Helmond-based startup still has much to prove to deliver on promises of mass production. As the timeline continues to shrink, will the Lightyear One ever make it to the market?

News
8 January

Seecubic doubles down on glasses-free 3D in Eindhoven

As 4K technology has become the new standard in video resolution, Seecubic’s glasses-free 3D solution offers a new dimension for OEMs. But after several years of maturation and small-volume production, the company is looking to get back to what it does best: development and innovation for the future.

Opinion
15 January

Why your data is useless

Virtually all organizations I work with have terabytes or even petabytes of data stored in different databases and file systems. However, there’s a very interesting pattern I’ve started to recognize during recent months. On the one hand, the data that gets generated is almost always intended for human interpretation. Consequently, there are lots of alphanumeric data, comments and other unstructured data in these files and databases. On the other hand, the size of the stored data is so phenomenally large that it’s impossible for any human to make heads or tails of it.

Background

Background
7:59

Placing and matching a multilayer chip antenna

How do you get the maximum performance from a multilayer chip antenna with respect to antenna placement on a PCB and effective impedance matching? Würth Elektronik’s Muhammad Ali Khalid and Richard Blakey explain.

Alice & Eve

News & Analysis

News
19 December 2019

Wearable ultrasound from Nijmegen senses your ballooning bladder

In 2014, a urologist from Twente needed a solution to measure bladder content from outside of the body. The answer: an external wearable ultrasound device. Now, the first product has successfully hit the market, with a follow-up expected in early 2020. CEO Rob Tweehuysen and CTO Reinout Woltjer explain how Novioscan created the Sens-U Kids.

Interview

Interview
19 November 2019

If you already know everything, how will you ever learn something new?

In the midst of a tight Dutch labor market, companies are working harder than ever to keep and attract new talent. Thermo Fisher software manager Reinier Perquin believes that providing his employees with training opportunities not only helps bring in new personnel, but it also keeps his people fresh.

Background

Background
14 January

Coaching in the third wave of Agile – part 1

“We’ve mastered the Agile way of working. The teams will continue doing their work, whether you coach them or not.” I just started a new assignment as an Agile coach and did my new manager just tell me that I wasn’t needed?

Interview
12 November 2019

WaveLAN: the tech that brought Wi-Fi to the world

Wi-Fi, one of the most recognizable technologies on the planet, turns 20 this year. While Steve Jobs and Apple had a hand in bringing it to the masses, the building blocks of the world-renowned technology sprouted from right here in the Netherlands. One of its founding fathers, Bruce Tuch, discusses the journey from the early days of the Dutch-developed WaveLAN to the globally recognized Wi-Fi.

Interview
16 October 2019

Bridging the gap

Nico Meijerman joined NTS to help build and expand the company’s software competency. Shortly after arriving at the hardware stronghold, he started to work on bridging the gap between software engineering and the worlds of physics, mechanics and hardware-related disciplines. The result is a workshop in which Meijerman teaches his non-software colleagues the basics of software engineering. Customer and business specifics included.

Opinion
14 January

Survival of the fIoTtest

Winning an Olympic gold medal begins with good genes, they say. But good genes can only do so much. Even people born with exceptional abilities and talents must still work very hard to become the best. Only with the proper amount of quality training – certainly not too little, but also not too much – can someone become the best.

Editorial
9 January

ASML is too convenient a target for the US

ASML shouldn’t be singled out as the only semiconductor company to be restricted. If the US wants to cut off China, at the very least, ban American technology too.