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The design enigma

Many efforts were made to automate the analog IC design process. The newest kid on the block is Agile Analog, boasting artificial intelligence as the holy grail.

Headlines

UT quantum computing institute doesn’t pick sides
Philips speeds up diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
Sioux expansion builds production abilities
Benelux solar teams fill the podium at European Solar Challenge
Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car

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.

In other news

Upgrade your memory with a surgically implanted chip (Bloomberg)
Apple still eyes Intel’s modem business (EE Times)
Spanish football league fined for tapping into fans’ phones (The Register)

Top jobs

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.

The end of process

In many areas of business, the time has come to shift from a focus on process to a focus on outcomes. Empower your people to focus on outcomes and evaluate them based on those.