View this newsletter in your browser.

European Commission launches €45B chip push

The European Chips Act aims to support local R&D efforts and relax state-aid rules for funding semiconductor manufacturing facilities.

Biosensing platform integrates molecular components into CMOS circuit

The US company Roswell Biotechnologies has wired single molecules into standard CMOS circuitry, creating what it calls the world’s first molecular electronics chip.

Data, data everywhere and not a drop to drink

Angelo Hulshout has the ambition to bring the benefits of production agility to the market and set up a new business around that. How to get the necessary input data to meet the needs of the factory management?

Get your freshly baked graphene in Delft

Delft-based 2D materials foundry Applied Nanolayers is seeing “a drastic increase in demand” for its wafer-sized graphene sheets, used by customers to manufacture next-generation sensing devices.

In other news

Tomtom sees lower car production weigh on recovery (Reuters)
Intel promotes RISC-V, pledges $1B to help chip startups (Tom’s Hardware)
Companies are racing to make self-driving cars. But why? (Washington Post)
How this Tesla-busting battery could be the Holy Grail for electric flight (Forbes)
Demystifying machine learning systems (MIT News)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Cees Michielsen

Our editors talk to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen (in Dutch) to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In this week’s edition of the Bits&Chips podcast, Cees Michielsen on the trends in requirements engineering.

Portfolio management: not so easy

There are much better ways to guide project portfolio management than using business cases, says Han Schaminee.

Platform lesson #7: Constantly optimize commodity for TCO

Over time, the commodity functionality in platforms tends to consume a larger and larger part of the R&D resources. As a counter, we need to proactively engage in activities to reduce the total cost of ownership for the commodity.