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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

South Korea launches 450-billion-dollar semiconductor boost
Envision’s AI-powered smart glasses see €1.5M in new investment
Rocsys rakes in €5.25M investment to scale up and expand globally
Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space

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.