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NLR takes the controls to bring propeller noise down

As the number of aircraft continues to increase, noise is becoming a headache. Aviation propeller manufacturer Dowty is turning to NLR and its in-house developed technologies to precisely measure, and ultimately mitigate the noise at the source.

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
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways

The Corona Chronicles: it’s not all bad news (part 1)

To keep everyone’s spirits up, Bits&Chips periodically publishes the Corona Chronicles, detailing uplifting worldwide developments and prospects.

In other news

Sixteen supercomputers tackle coronavirus cures in US (CNET)
Intel scales neuromorphic computer to 100 million neurons (EE Times)
Polestar begins EV production, thanks to China’s virus-fighting measures (Electrek)

Why you don’t define desired outcome

In many organizations, resources are allocated because of loud customers, historical patterns, ingrained behaviors or internal politics, not because these resources are providing the highest ROI.