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Demcon acquires slice of FPGA specialist Qbaylogic

UT spin-off Qbaylogic intends to position its Clash language as the third language for programming FPGAs, in addition to and above VHDL and Verilog. Demcon’s involvement will enable the company to grow further and develop new products.

Headlines

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE

NLR launches first drones beyond the visible line of sight

With swarms of drones now filling the sky, air traffic safety is identified as a primary challenge. In a joint European effort to address these concerns, NLR is ushering a public-private collaboration for the implementation of new regulations.

In other news

GNU founder Stallman resigns over Epstein comments (Vice)
Germany to drive transport transition with €75 billion (Electrive)
3D capacitors printed with additive manufacturing (Electronics Weekly)

Low code is not no code

The use of low-code platforms will increase dramatically as organizations want to build software at ever-growing speeds to meet staggering demands. However, software engineers will continue to write code and will need to keep up with the exponential changes in their industry.