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Secure communication with 7 bits per photon

Fast development of quantum computing increases the risk of breaking cryptography. At the University of Twente, researchers developed a new method using photons for secure key generation, resulting in transmission speeds of up to 7 bits per photon.

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
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control
Intel offers to spread chip investments across Europe
Qutech unveils scalable system for quantum communication
Touch Biometrix teams with SystematIC to put its fingerprint on the market
Jeroen Gielens joins TMC Eindhoven as managing director
Nexperia spins out ITEC equipment arm
Einstein Telescope identifies spot on European roadmap
Nexperia acquires UK fab

Lack of funding leaves Dutch AI lagging

Several initiatives to promote AI research in the Netherlands have emerged over the past two years. Bits&Chips asked three foremen to highlight the importance of artificial intelligence for Dutch economy and Dutch society.

In other news

NASA mathematics legend and “Hidden Figure” dies at 101 (CNET)
Dutch Navy commissions new VR program (Naval Technology)
Intel debuts 5G base station chips as Huawei alternative (Nikkei Asian Review)

Engineering machines that learn

The discipline of ML engineering is emerging. To investigate the questions this raises, researchers in the fields of software engineering and machine learning have teamed up, identified practices and embedded these in a survey.