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Chip shrinking in the era of system scaling

Improving semiconductor technology may require a more eclectic approach these days, but shrinking chip structures remains a staple in the industry’s scaling efforts.

When the physics gets too complicated

The behavior of super-complex, multi-physical systems is difficult to predict. So how can you do thorough predictive maintenance? TUE’s High Tech Systems Center puts forward researchers who use AI and digital twins to tackle this problem. A good dash of physics makes all the difference.

Paving the way for terabits per second

Increasing digitalization is generating a growing need for high data speeds. But the limits of what’s physically possible are coming in sight and there’s no bending the laws of nature. How do we protect signal integrity and yet realize high speeds – and all this within acceptable project budgets?

Asperitas leads by example with unanimous OCP qualification

Immersion cooling specialist Asperitas has achieved a market first – earning unanimous approval on the Open Compute Project’s AIC24 qualification for safety and quality. What did it take to gain this acceptance from OCP and what does this mean for the future of immersion cooling?

Taiwan’s silicon shield is strong as ever

As much as China would love control over Taiwan’s world-leading semiconductor industry, it can’t risk taking it by force.

In other news

ASMI continues its strong growth path (press release)
Besi reports a strong Q3 as well (press release)
Italy woos Intel over multibillion-euro chip plant (Reuters)
Stop calling everything AI, machine learning pioneer says (IEEE Spectrum)
Hertz orders 100,000 Teslas in largest EV purchase ever (Business Insider)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Wilhelm Claussen (part 2)

René Raaijmakers talks to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In this week’s edition of the Bits&Chips podcast, Wilhelm Claussen on the natural conflict between line managers and project managers.

More Kilby

Looking at today’s challenges in advancing semiconductor technology, Joachim Burghartz believes that Jack Kilby, next to playing a key part in the invention of the IC, also stimulated something that was fifty years ahead of its time – heterogeneous integration.

Entrepreneur lesson #5: Your offering price is wrong

It’s important to think through your pricing strategy, but treat your conclusions as hypotheses that need to be tested in the market and with your customers.