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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

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board

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.