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TUE researchers squeeze light from silicon

The elusive silicon laser might be within reach now that researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology have demonstrated efficient light emission from silicon.

Headlines

Lionix helps ETH to scale quantum computer
Imec and Ximea partnership brings new hyperspectral camera into focus
CWI gets NWA grant for integrating smart vehicles in society
Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots
Applied Materials bumps ASML back to runner-up in semi equipment market
Fastned lands France and €17M for further growth
TU Delft working on smart and communicative solar cells

Chip-based diagnostics device from Leuven could detect future outbreaks

Midiagnostics recently received a 14 million euro investment to bring its chip-based diagnostics platform to the market. The technology from Leuven allows users to obtain rapid test results for acute, chronic and epidemic diseases, such as future pandemics.

In other news

How to stuff a wild robocar (EE Times)
Huawei looking to enter GPU business (GSMArena)
Dutch telecom towers damaged by 5G protestors (Reuters)

Why Agile matters

If you’re able to perfectly predict the optimal set of requirements years ahead and the effect of each requirement on the user, the customer and the quality attributes of the system, then you don’t need Agile. In all other cases, Agile offers the opportunity for a massive improvement in the effectiveness of your R&D.