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“Testing is tattooed on my forehead”

When he was a student, he didn’t have the slightest interest in chips, let alone in testing them. Now, Erik Jan Marinissen is an authority in the IC test and design-for-test arena and even teaches on the subject.

Headlines

Dutch want photonics, AI and quantum in European Chips Act
Axelera AI attracts CTO from IBM Zurich
Samsung increases EUV layers in DRAM to five
Nvidia’s takeover of Arm dealt blow by EU
Hiber’s IoT service links with the UK’s Inmarsat Elera network
Mass production of Samsung’s 3nm node moved to next year
Eleo gives charge to Conmeq’s fully electric mini skid steer

A challenge to Bits&Chips readers

Now that the coronavirus is surging again, people need a ray of hope, a credible perspective that they can regain some of their freedom soon. Can technology provide it?

In other news

Qualcomm receives US permission to sell 4G chips to Huawei (Reuters)
Apple unveils first Mac powered by its own M1 chip (BBC)
Python creator Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft (ZDNet)

So much data, so little value

Many companies claim to gather so much data, but the amount of value generated from that data is very small. In my experience, there are at least three factors at play: sense of ownership, local optimization and cost of ‘productizing’ data.