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Game of marbles

Over the last four years, TUE researchers have been developing smart marbles, sensors to explore hard-to-reach and even inaccessible environments. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Ingu Solutions is deploying a strikingly similar solution.

Headlines

TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”
Trillion+ semiconductor units shipped again this year
Airbus and TNO link on laser-based aircraft communication
ICT accelerates growth plan with Profit and Strypes NL acquisitions
Port of Rotterdam commissions 77 hybrid-electrical AGVs with VDL
Sirius Medical goes international with US approval and UK implant
TSMC pouring 100 billion in capacity expansion

Hot electrons give up the goods

Harvesting the energy of so-called hot electrons in perovskites is surprisingly easy, suggests a study by the University of Groningen and Nanyang Technological University. The finding may help to increase the efficiency of perovskite solar panels.

In other news

Predicting people’s driving personality (TU Delft)
Musk says sledgehammer weakened Cybertruck’s windows (Techspot)
Intel picks Mediatek as 5G PC modem supplier after selling chip unit (Venturebeat)

Direct digital transmitters pave the way for 5G

With the rapidly growing need for higher bandwidth and higher system efficiency/integration, direct digital transmitters are gaining more attention to accommodate the demanding requirements of 5G and other advanced wideband applications.