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Formula 1 system architecting – Part 4: Fighting against silos

‘System architecting under extreme circumstances’ is how you could describe Guido de Boer’s job at Mapper over the past fourteen years. The fourth and final part in a series of interviews in which he shares with Bits&Chips his unconventional view on developing systems.

Headlines

Fastned plugs into €150M investment
Automotive drought forces Neways to ax another 100
ASML bags 4.3 billion dollar EUV order from Hynix
A peak inside Samsung’s EUV-made DRAM chips
Eleo gets recharged with Lumipol investment
Holst Centre breaks through with next-generation ultrasound monitor
ASML and Imec take EUV patterning to the limit

The design enigma

Many efforts were made to automate the analog IC design process. The newest kid on the block is Agile Analog, boasting artificial intelligence as the holy grail.

In other news

Former Mythbuster builds his own Iron Man suit (CNN)
Samsung recommends scanning QLED TVs for viruses (Engadget)
Birthplace of Basic honoured with a memorial marker (The Register)

Ask the headhunter

After having worked for eight years as a CTO, I was eager to be submerged in technology again. That’s why, a little while ago, I joined a high tech start-up as a principal systems architect. Five months later, I’m out of a job.