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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

Inspection automation specialist Autofill expands to the High Tech Campus
Imec helps Apple to reduce ecological impact of chip use
Dens hydrozine system fueled with millions in investment
Plasmacure’s wound treatment system nets new funds for clinical studies
UT scientist involved in latest demonstration of quantum supremacy
Dutch consortium starts Battery Competence Center
Dutch forensic lab first to decrypt Tesla’s driving data
ASML experiencing growing pains

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.