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Aircision beams old tech into the future

In 1880, Alexander Graham Bell provided the first proof of concept for free-space optics. In 2019, Eindhoven start-up Aircision is ready to add their modifications to bring this technology into the future, specifically for the upcoming roll-out of 5G.

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Braincreators and Advantech put heads together for AI on the edge
Differ leads search for better electrolysers
These innovation stimuli are included in the 2021 national budget
Futurelab pockets new investment and a new home at Evoluon
SALD deposits trust in new advisory board
Vanmoof pedals series B to a €34M payout
Ghent diagnostic startup Antelope gets injected with additional €9M

“If you hire people for their smarts, don’t keep them stupid”

After the acquisition of his wireless tech start-up, Greenpeak Technologies, Dutch Wi-Fi pioneer, Cees Links, brings Qorvo a little taste of his own style. It’s not just engineering that this semicon giant is looking for, you’ll need to bring an affinity for commerce.

In other news

HPE is buying supercomputer maker Cray for $1.3 billion (Techcrunch)
Undergraduate researcher teaches robots handwriting and drawing (Brown)
Intel performance hit 5x harder than AMD after Spectre, Meltdown patches (Extremetech)

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Engineers don’t buy into stories

For technicians to get things done at their work, the logic of their story is of major importance. Jaco Friedrich, the trainer of soft skills and leadership at High Tech Institute, talks about the basics of communicating in the high tech working space.