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Built-in plumbing cools chips much more efficiently

Integrating a microfluidic cooling system in the heart of a power chip improves cooling performance by a factor of 50, Swiss researchers found.

Headlines

Vodafone probes Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers
Think tank: rejuvenate European IC design before building a fab
New investment primes Delft Circuits for industrialization
Amolf creates perovskite paintings by having the ink react with the canvas
National Growth Fund funds quantum and AI research agendas
TUE develops even smarter smart windows for greenhouses
Bestronics picks BIC to place PCB prototype production
TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”

No systems engineering without digital engineering

The High Tech Systems Center is building a consortium around digital engineering to work together on continuous improvement of development processes without losing sight of the business aspects.

In other news

Designing a new language for cars (TUE)
Driving behavior less ‘robotic’ thanks to new model (TU Delft)
New nanochannels make lithium batteries charge faster (UT)

Engineering the corona response

In the first half of 2020, the coronavirus brought our complex society to a complete worldwide halt. Perhaps we lost track of some fundamental engineering principles. For sure, we could use them to try to manage the aftermath.