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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

Inspection automation specialist Autofill expands to the High Tech Campus
Imec helps Apple to reduce ecological impact of chip use
Dens hydrozine system fueled with millions in investment
Plasmacure’s wound treatment system nets new funds for clinical studies
UT scientist involved in latest demonstration of quantum supremacy
Dutch consortium starts Battery Competence Center
Dutch forensic lab first to decrypt Tesla’s driving data
ASML experiencing growing pains
Government scrutinizes security ramifications of High Tech Campus deal

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?