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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.


Corona impact softens at Signify
Imec breathes new life into corona testing
Empty cinemas and conference rooms hit Barco hard
Thriving Besi partners with Applied for die-based hybrid bonding
Europe sets up one-stop shop for photonics deployment support
Dutch corridor to boost drone flight beyond the pilot’s sight
Avy’s solar drone sets course for emission-free aviation
Volkswagen plugs in NXP’s battery management system

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.