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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

Airbus NL links with Swedish Space Corp for space-to-ground optical communications
Automotive Campus on its way to private ownership
Frits van Hout to leave ASML
BOM boosts Eindhoven’s Antenna Company with a big line of credit
Philips captures Capsule
Eindhoven tech leaders open the gate to startup success
Etulipa flashes first full-color electrowetting display
ASML and ASMI stand to gain from huge TSMC capex boost

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.