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Formula 1 system architecting – Part 3: Fast to fail

‘System architecting under extreme circumstances’ is how you could describe Guido de Boer’s job at Mapper over the past fourteen years. Part 3 in a series of interviews in which he shares with Bits&Chips his unconventional view on developing systems, in the run-up to his keynote at the Dutch System Architecting Conference on 20 June.


Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles

Building a billion dollar integrated photonics industry

Working in high tech for 35 years, René Penning de Vries has never seen more potential waiting to come to fruition. But creating a billion euro integrated photonics industry in the Netherlands will require a lot more hard work and persistence.

In other news

IEEE blasted for barring Huawei affiliates from serving as reviewers (EE Times)
Giant cargo drones will deliver packages farther and faster (The Verge)
Broadcom and Bosch rule in MEMS (Electronics Weekly)

Combining disciplines for smart vehicles and machinery

Flanders Make maintains close partnerships with the industry to study a wide range of autonomous systems: from logistic robots, tractors and weaving machines to assembly cells within production areas.