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Qutech may have solved the quantum computer’s nasty cable problem

Cables are getting in the way of building more powerful quantum computers. By creating qubits that work above absolute zero, Qutech and Intel raise hopes of integrating quantum hardware and their classic control electronics.

Headlines

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
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control
Intel offers to spread chip investments across Europe
Qutech unveils scalable system for quantum communication
Touch Biometrix teams with SystematIC to put its fingerprint on the market
Jeroen Gielens joins TMC Eindhoven as managing director
Nexperia spins out ITEC equipment arm

From Engineer of the Year to bankruptcy

Maja Rudinac did everything possible for her innovation, the Lea care robot. All lights were green, everyone loved the product and still, it didn’t make it.

In other news

Samsung and Xilinx partner on 5G chips (Venturebeat)
Operating Mars rovers from home (The Verge)
Google’s head of quantum hardware resigns (Wired)

AI engineering: making AI real

Building and deploying production-quality, industry-strength ML/DL systems require AI engineering as a discipline. These are the key research challenges that need to be addressed to allow more companies to transition from experimentation and prototyping to real-world deployment.