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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

Hiber launches IoT solution for heavy-machine monitoring
Semiotic Labs gets a new investment and a new identity
Verhaert and Spacetec land contract to support space startups
Philips sees Jeroen Tas step down as innovation chief
Fastned plugs into €150M investment
Automotive drought forces Neways to ax another 100
ASML bags 4.3 billion dollar EUV order from Hynix

“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.