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Fertilizing the grounds for system architecting

In a nine-month program, TNO’s ESI aims to raise the system architecting bar for individuals as well as the organizations they work for. The training brings together big companies and SMEs, from high tech and civil engineering.

The next chip shortage is just a matter of time

With the semiconductor manufacturers struggling to keep up with exploding demand and a supply chain that has proven to be vulnerable, more chip shortages seem all but inevitable.

Steering your way through the dilemmas of leadership

Going from an engineer into a leadership role is anything but straightforward. The biggest challenge for technical minds, according to High Tech Institute trainer Jaco Friedrich, is to align and influence diverse and multidisciplined stakeholders – all from a position without power.

Happy 50th birthday to the microprocessor

Fifty years ago, on 15 November 1971, a prophetic advertisement in Electronic News appeared to announce “a new era of integrated electronics.” The debut of Intel’s 4004 ushered in the revolution of the general-purpose programmable processor, and, by extension, the modern computer age.

In other news

Canoo ends partnership with VDL Nedcar (Techcrunch)
Philips acquires peripheral vascular device specialist Vesper (press release)
Ronald Hanson wins Physica Prize 2022 (press release)
Quantum Delta NL and NWO launch first call for daring scientific quantum research (press release)
IBM, Samsung unveil VTFET to extend Moore’s Law (EE Times)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Anton van Rossum (part 3)

René Raaijmakers talks to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen (in Dutch) to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In this week’s edition of the Bits&Chips podcast, headhunter Anton van Rossum on using working from home as bait.

Platform lesson #1: Platforms should focus on speed, not efficiency

To gain speed, teams tend to look for ways to automate and in other ways reduce the amount of time needed to accomplish various outcomes. The consequence is a significant efficiency increase.

Ask the headhunter

Originally from Iran, I’ve only lived in Italy for a few years and I haven’t yet managed to find a position for longer than a year. A few months ago, my contract as a design engineer came to an end. What can I do to get a job?