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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

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
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO

“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.