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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

Lionix helps ETH to scale quantum computer
Imec and Ximea partnership brings new hyperspectral camera into focus
CWI gets NWA grant for integrating smart vehicles in society
Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots

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)

Top jobs

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.

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