Happy 50th birthday to the microprocessor
Fifty years ago, on 15 November 1971, a prophetic advertisement in Electronic News appeared to announce “a new era of integrated electronics.” The debut of Intel’s 4004 ushered in the revolution of the general-purpose programmable processor, and, by extension, the modern computer age.
“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.
Why are software talks so boring?
As a seasoned hardware guy, Marcel Pelgrom often finds himself bored out of his skull at software lectures. The software community would do well to take some ancient wisdom to heart.
Product ownership – beyond saying no
For many years, Derk-Jan de Grood has regarded the ability to say no as one of the most important skills of a good product owner. The power to say no seems to be an indication of product owner maturity. But that’s not the end of the story.
News & Analysis
Edge computing propels NXP’s revenue to $15B in 2024
At NXP’s Investor Day, CEO Kurt Sievers explained why his company is particularly well-positioned to capitalize on the next semiconductor megatrend. “We’ve been building towards this for many years.”
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.
Smart industry – what’s in it for me?
Angelo Hulshout has the ambition to bring the benefits of production agility to the market and set up a new business around that. He sees three big questions pop up with (potential) customers: what does it cost, what’s the return on investment and how long does it take to break even?
‘Dutch way of working’ will be challenged by the age of integration
We’re working in the age of integration, where lonesome inventors can only make an impact with a good team. In this second interview, Wilhelm Claussen talks about the changing environment of system integration, how cultural diversity benefits project teams and the challenge he specifically sees for the Dutch.
Turning knobs to enhance efficiency in workplace communications
Taking a swing at his 3rd career opportunity, High Tech Institute trainer Kees Rijssenbeek has found his cup of tea and his calling. Now, he’s putting his energy into helping technical minds navigate challenging social interaction and giving them the tools, and knobs, to help them fine-tune their approach.
Entrepreneur lesson #10: It will take twice as long, if you’re lucky
One company I worked with analyzed the businesses they had tried to build over the years. Their analysis showed that the most successful business inside the walls of an already highly successful company took, on average, 7 years to reach 50 million in revenue. And this was with the entire weight, network and customer base of the large parent company behind it.
Reaching for the stars without stellar development costs
Every piece of software still in use is going to expand tremendously, that’s a given. What can be done to contain the associated cost increases?