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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

Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots
Applied Materials bumps ASML back to runner-up in semi equipment market
Fastned lands France and €17M for further growth
TU Delft working on smart and communicative solar cells
Chip industry to grow 6 percent, top 15 by twice as much
Imec and KU Leuven flout Tesla’s keyless entry

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.