TU Delft material shines in medical detectors
You may not know it, but a type of material called scintillators was probably involved when you had your last medical scan. Working with the French company Saint-Gobain, scintillator expert Pieter Dorenbos at Delft University of Technology is currently developing the next generation of these materials.
Leydenjar’s silicon anode enters production realm
Start-up Leydenjar is setting up a pilot production line in Eindhoven to prove its high-capacity battery anodes made from nano-textured silicon can be made not just in labs but in factories as well.
The IoT is all about energy efficiency
One distinct benefit of the IoT is that it’s generally applicable to every area of the economy. This particularly holds true for energy efficiency improvements. Connecting devices, gathering data and personalizing the technology is the same basic premise, regardless of whether we’re looking at a large commercial office tower, a medium-sized apartment building or a single-family home. The IoT’s scalability results in energy efficiency benefits for all.
Multiphysics simulations for 5G RFICs and SoCs
The transition to 5G is exciting but no small task given the degree of complexity at various points in the system. Multiphysics simulations simultaneously solve power, thermal, variability, timing, electromagnetics and reliability challenges across the spectrum of chip, package and system to promote first-time silicon and system success.
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Kitepower sails toward energy transition
As the energy transition gets wind beneath its wings, one Yes!Delft start-up is drawing inspiration from Dutch astronaut and professor, the late Wubbo Ockels. Its solution: fly kites in order to harness wind energy and convert it into usable power.
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.
Direct digital transmitters pave the way for 5G
Conventionally, analog-intensive transmitters are being used for both handheld and infrastructure applications. However, with the rapidly growing need for higher bandwidth and higher system efficiency/integration, direct digital transmitters are gaining more attention to accommodate the demanding requirements of 5G and other advanced wideband applications.
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.
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.
So, you’re an expert?
This week, I gave a talk at a company that’s starting with data-driven practices and A/B experimentation specifically. My talk was concerned with the enablers required for this, such as continuous deployment (or DevOps), the specific ways in which organizations can apply data-driven practices and A/B testing and the importance of value modeling so that you know what you’re optimizing for.
I dream of electromobility
What do Stuttgart and Delft have in common? Underground train stations, of course, but let’s not talk about these questionable ideas. Let’s talk about the daily traffic jams. The metropolitan area of Stuttgart houses 5.3 million people, many of whom commute over long distances every day between home and work. In Delft – or, even better, the Randstad – this applies to some 8 million people.