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Systems engineering is the oil of value creation at ASML

At ASML, system engineers and architects ensure that the right technical choices are made to create maximum value. Tom Castenmiller and Frank de Lange discuss systems engineering at the litho giant. This first article of two focuses on roadmapping and the process of arriving at a holistic system definition.

Mecal lets machines stand still

In chip fabs, but also research labs, floor vibrations can completely ruin the performance of high-tech machinery. Mecal has designed a simple, flexible solution that suppresses those disturbing external vibrations. Its Equalizer systems have already been installed at several Asian customers.

Painting by numbers

Angelo Hulshout has the ambition to bring the benefits of production agility to the market and set up a new business around that. A practical example from an imaginary paint factory.

World’s powerful photonic quantum processor made in Twente

Twente-based startup Quix had to make one of the most elaborate photonic integrated circuits to date to create the world’s most powerful photonic quantum processor.

In other news

“Ethics challenge continues to dog AI field as funding climbs” (Venturebeat)
Arm to cut 12-15% of workforce (Electronics Weekly)
Hack of Nvidia “a national disaster” (EE Times)
Printed electrodes and sensors possible with graphene ink (IEEE Spectrum)
Fly away, little sensors! (Techcrunch)

High-tech fish tanks?

High-tech ecosystems are all the rage right now. Unlike their natural counterparts, they need vision, governance and, most of all, patience to flourish, posits Martijn Heck.

Boost your digitalization: business dimension

Digitalization affects the business model, the sales organization and customer support. Failing to implement the relevant changes there will disturb the relationship with customers and put the entire digital transformation at risk.