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Photonics startup Mantispectra takes chemical analysis out of the lab

Who says chemical analysis needs to be performed in a laboratory, by well-trained personnel? Thanks to a photonic-chip-based spectral sensing system being commercialized by startup Mantispectra, classifying and quantifying material composition will never be easier.

Headlines

Vodafone probes Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers
Think tank: rejuvenate European IC design before building a fab
New investment primes Delft Circuits for industrialization
Amolf creates perovskite paintings by having the ink react with the canvas
National Growth Fund funds quantum and AI research agendas
TUE develops even smarter smart windows for greenhouses
Bestronics picks BIC to place PCB prototype production
TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”

IoT and PC-based control to utilize manufacturing and machine data

Machines, devices and plants produce more and more data as they become smarter and more networked. Smart industry promises to turn these huge amounts of data into valuable information. Beckhoff and Mathworks show how this challenge can be tackled.

In other news

Amazon is working on its own quantum computer (Bloomberg)
Deepmind co-founder: gaming inspired AI breakthrough (BBC)
German EUV developers awarded Deutscher Zukunftspreis (Fraunhofer)

5G will swing up the number of IoT applications

5G opens up a wealth of new possibilities, which all need electronic device support. More and more, electronic assemblies are being built into applications that were never connected before.