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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

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
Cottonwood plants €1M into Sencure’s biometric sensing chip
Connect Group expands global reach with IKOR acquisition
Solliance hits perovskite/silicon and perovskite/CIGS records
ICT: “Covid makes it hard to attract talent”
NXP: tight chip supply won’t be resolved before end of the year
Endeit Capital earmarks ‎€250M for Europe’s digital future
TU Delft secures ERC grant for smart energy and transportation control

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.