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Selling Brainport on model-based testing

With Thermo Fisher Scientific as the first Brainport client, Axini is pushing hard to make a name in high tech. Coming up to the year of their company’s fifteenth anniversary, Machiel van der Bijl and Menno Jonkers share their vision of achieving fault-free software through model-based testing.

The Netherlands opposes relaxing state-aid rules to build European fab

Fearing erosion of the EU’s internal free market, several member states including the Netherlands resist the relaxation of state-aid rules that would allow governments to subsidize chip plants in Europe.

‘Dutch way of working’ will be challenged by the age of integration

We’re working in the age of integration, where lonesome inventors can only make an impact with a good team. Wilhelm Claussen talks about the changing environment of system integration, how cultural diversity benefits project teams and the challenge he specifically sees for the Dutch.

Single photon flips optical transistor – sort of

A new type of optical switching device only needs a single photon to change state. Unfortunately, it also ignores most incoming photons.

Antennex links decades of TUE RF expertise with the commercial world

With more than 60 years of experience in antenna metrology and RF designs, a group of TUE researchers spun out to create Antennex and bring its cutting-edge measurement techniques to the market.

In other news

Plastic scanner from Delft wins Dyson Award (TU Delft)
VDL builds autonomous potato transporter for Aviko (press release)
Annual semiconductor revenue growth to skyrocket (IC Insights)
UK orders in-depth probe of Nvidia’s Arm acquisition (Reuters)
Startup Quera builds 256-qubit quantum computer (MIT Technology Review)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Wilhelm Claussen (part 4)

René Raaijmakers talks to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In this week’s edition of the Bits&Chips podcast, Wilhelm Claussen on the interaction of project leaders with higher management and system architects.

Ask the headhunter

We’re faced with the challenge of tripling our team within six months. What should we do to get our recruitment up and running? We’re thinking about promoting working from home, remuneration and employee share ownership.

Entrepreneur lesson #8: Consulting to bootstrap slows you down immensely

If you’re serious about your business idea, at some point you need to go all in. If you don’t, you will fail for sure.