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Taiwan’s silicon shield is strong as ever

As much as China would love control over Taiwan’s world-leading semiconductor industry, it can’t risk taking it by force.

Four steps to integrate AI within existing engineering systems

Building AI applications isn’t just modeling, but rather a complete set of steps that includes data preparation, modeling, simulation, testing and deployment. With the right tools and support, engineers and scientists can achieve success without having to become data AI experts.

Headlines

Dutch forensic lab first to decrypt Tesla’s driving data
ASML experiencing growing pains
Government scrutinizes security ramifications of High Tech Campus deal
Kitepower’s first airborne wind energy system lifts off in Aruba
EC accelerates Hardt Hyperloop with €15M investment
Novel-T and Imec.istart team to accelerate Dutch tech startups
Midiagnostics to commercialize Imec’s Covid-19 breathalyzer test

Review: The waves of Agile

Derk-Jan de Grood’s latest book, “The waves of Agile” is a good companion on your Agile journey, finds Harm van Beek.

A glimpse of the temperature struggles in ASML’s EUV overlay project

Modeling of thermal behavior helps in field-troubleshooting and scaling of chips. Tooling substantially improves communication and adds speed to development.

In other news

NXP and TUE collaborate on safer and cleaner transport (press release)
SiC and GaN: a tale of two semiconductors (EE Times)
Micron plans $150B push on domestic chip manufacturing, research (Techxplore)
China IC industry revenue on track to top $250B in 2025 (Semi Engineering)
Musk’s Boring Company gets green light for Las Vegas tunnel system (The Verge)

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Bits&Chips podcasts: Wilhelm Claussen (part 1)

René Raaijmakers talks to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In this week’s edition of the Bits&Chips podcast, Wilhelm Claussen on why project management is actually all about project leadership.

Ask the headhunter

Recovering from a long illness, I was told my level no longer matches existing positions within the company. I’m thinking about taking a one-year break after my contract ends. Will it be difficult to find a job after the break?

Entrepreneur lesson #4: The leadership team almost always is the bottleneck for growth

If the company isn’t growing or developing as you want, it’s your fault. It’s your job to reflect, seek to understand, hypothesize, experiment and do whatever is required for you and the company to grow.

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