Benelux RF Conference 2024 - keynote Nils Pohl
Subscribe
Intel Foundry IFS DC
News
yesterday

High-NA tee-off has been set: 2026

The introduction of high-NA EUV lithography into mass production has been tentatively scheduled for 2026, according to Intel’s updated roadmap.

ASML high NA cleanroom Veldhoven 068
News
12 February

ASML’s first high-NA tool is almost ready for action

ASML’s and Imec’s joint High-NA Lab in Veldhoven is about to open its doors to chipmakers, kicking off the next stage in high-NA development: getting the process technology and associated infrastructure ready.

IMS Joachim Burghartz
Opinion
yesterday

Is AI willing to team up with us?

Humanity should team up with AI without losing sight of its unique strength forged by millions of years of evolution, argues Joachim Burghartz.

Background

Epiphany chip
Background
29 January

Epiphany points the way in the integrated-photonics jungle

In an industry still lacking standardization, Twente-based design house Epiphany Design is making itself available as a guide in the thick jungle of integrated photonics.

BCe24 save the date

News & Analysis

Axign AX5689
News
12 February

MPS looks to bring Axign’s audiophile quality to the mass market

The Enschede chip startup continues its digital audio amplifier revolution under American wings.

Interview

33819D18CPA_PORTRAIT_Curt Preissner_PRINT2
Interview
1 February

How a mechatronics course pushed the synchrotron community forward

As an engineer working on particle accelerators, Curt Preissner ran into the limits of their design philosophy. That’s why he and a colleague took the “Mechatronics system design – part 1” course at High Tech Institute. This allowed them to introduce a new design approach into the synchrotron community, and better talk to vendors. “You need to be able to communicate what keeps you up at night.”

Background

TNO ESI Mascot Day big
Background
15 January

Academia and industry mix to master complexity

Led by TNO-ESI, the Mascot program helps manage the increasing system complexity by creating an innovation funnel from academic research to applied research to industrial embedding. Participants in the four projects share their experiences. “Mascot allows companies to take on high-reward topics that they would otherwise put off for being too risky.”

20230530 HTI Wendy Luiten RRA03515
Interview
7 November 2023

“Without statistics, you’re unlikely to find your best performance and realize consistency”

It’s easier than ever to do complex calculations and design simulations. Yet in the end, according to Wendy Luiten, it all boils down to how a design will work out of the lab, in a real product, in a real environment. That’s why she’s teaching a new course called “Applied statistics for R&D” at High Tech Institute. “Statistics is often under-applied, which is a pity because it can really contribute to success.”

Photondelta Ewit Roos
Interview
16 October 2023

CEO leaves Photondelta with one last piece of advice: “Never think you’ve won”

Ewit Roos, the man who at the helm of Photondelta helped put the Dutch integrated-photonics prowess on the map, is stepping down. Having infused the ecosystem with a healthy sense of urgency, he leaves strengthening the links between the photonics and the semiconductor industry to his successor.

AI
Editorial
19 February

7 trillion dollars of artificial insanity

The plan of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to raise 7 trillion dollars is a thinly veiled publicity stunt.

Jan Bosch
Opinion
19 February

Strategic digital product management: stakeholders

Product managers need to clearly separate needs from wants, distinguish the critical from the less important stakeholders and act on strategic opportunities even if no stakeholders are advocating for these.