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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

South Korea launches 450-billion-dollar semiconductor boost
Envision’s AI-powered smart glasses see €1.5M in new investment
Rocsys rakes in €5.25M investment to scale up and expand globally
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
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO

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.