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90 years of sensing and control – and now machine learning

Omron has spent nearly 90 years developing innovative technologies to enhance people’s daily lives. According to the company’s European R&D manager Tim Foreman, this takes a commitment to keeping employees challenged and motivated by helping them enhance their skillsets with training.

Headlines

Semi lobbies against US export controls
Denoize receives Uniiq investment to turn down outside noise
Philips finishes strong in 2020
Airbus NL links with Swedish Space Corp for space-to-ground optical communications
Automotive Campus on its way to private ownership
Frits van Hout to leave ASML
BOM boosts Eindhoven’s Antenna Company with a big line of credit
Philips captures Capsule
Eindhoven tech leaders open the gate to startup success

Doctors embrace AI: computer calculates best radiation treatment

A computer that calculates an entire series of optimized treatment plans for prostate cancer in 30 seconds – that took some getting used to for medical specialists.

In other news

Jack Welch, legendary General Electric boss, dies at 84 (BBC)
Nokia CEO steps down after more than a decade (Techcrunch)
Europe’s ambitious tech blueprint to take on US and China (Business Insider)

Digitalization: act now, act fast

Without a doubt, the success of our region is also built upon our world-class software engineering skills. So how can it be that our top management fails to understand the strategic significance of software and digitalization?