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Asperitas and Shell immerse themselves in keeping IT and the planet cool

Shell and Asperitas believe they have a sustainable solution to keep your IT cool: immersing it in a specialized cooling fluid to drastically reduce energy consumption, while simultaneously harnessing waste heat energy for reuse.

Bronkhorst and Krohne join forces to accelerate the flow of innovation

Measurement equipment specialists Bronkhorst and Krohne teamed up with the TUs of Delft and Twente to bring flow meters into the next generation. Their goal: to develop new and innovative meters that could provide real-time insight and analytics of flowing media, all without having to interrupt the flow.

Headlines

Vodafone probes Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers
Think tank: rejuvenate European IC design before building a fab
New investment primes Delft Circuits for industrialization
Amolf creates perovskite paintings by having the ink react with the canvas
National Growth Fund funds quantum and AI research agendas
TUE develops even smarter smart windows for greenhouses
Bestronics picks BIC to place PCB prototype production
TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”
Trillion+ semiconductor units shipped again this year

Where the hack is my mobile robot going?

The Fontys research group High Tech Embedded Software has analyzed several industrial SME environments and found multiple cybersecurity vulnerabilities. One of the case studies concerns an AGV. Second-year ICT & Cybersecurity students have shown how lacking authentication and encryption allow them to take over navigation control.

Getting the data out

Angelo Hulshout has taken up the challenge to bring the benefits of production agility to the market and set up a new business around that. The first challenge: getting the data out of the factory.

In other news

ASMI announces new CFO (press release)
DSM and TU Delft establish AI lab to drive bioscience innovation (press release)
Remembering Bill Arnold, ASML’s former chief scientist (ASML)
Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down (CNBC)
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf retiring (The Register)

News on Thursday

Bits&Chips newsletter is moving to once a week. Check in on Thursdays to follow the latest developments from the Dutch and Belgian high-tech industry.

Business strategy and technology strategy

Business strategy and technology strategy are becoming one and the same. This requires us to build a continuous conversation with the market, continuously engage in the strategy process and constantly experiment and test to inform the strategy.

Green bananas

Excessive time pressure creates the green bananas of our high-tech industry. It’s the responsibility of the middle manager to oppose the pressure from his seniors, and allow the project sufficient time to ripen.