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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.

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

“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)

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.