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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

ASML bags 4.3 billion dollar EUV order from Hynix
A peak inside Samsung’s EUV-made DRAM chips
Eleo gets recharged with Lumipol investment
Holst Centre breaks through with next-generation ultrasound monitor
ASML and Imec take EUV patterning to the limit
VLSI goes quantum in EU Flagship project
Elusive amorphous perovskites may increase solar cell efficiency
Imec finds energy-consumption milestone with new UWB transmitter chip
ASML’s Van den Brink and Imec’s Van den hove inducted into National Academy of Engineering (update)
Report: EU getting more serious about building a European fab
Rob Postma takes the controls at Airbus NL
E-Magy energized with 5 million in funding
Nexperia bets big on boosting manufacturing and R&D
Imec gets a head start on high-NA EUV patterning
Sorama assists PSV with the goal of enhancing fan experience

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.