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Formula 1 system architecting – Part 2: The religious, centralist worldview of an engineer

‘System architecting under extreme circumstances’ is how you could describe Guido de Boer’s job at Mapper over the past fourteen years. Part 2 in a series of interviews in which he shares with Bits&Chips his unconventional view on developing systems, in the run-up to his keynote at the Dutch System Architecting Conference on 20 June.

The dynamics of high tech project management

Within Alten, Bernard Venemans is responsible for the project management at the internal project delivery center. In addition, he works as a consultant/project manager for a client. A typical week reveals the diversity of projects and activities.

Headlines

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries

In other news

Infineon revs up auto business with $10 billion Cypress deal (Reuters)
Intel says EUV is ready, but challenging (EE Times)
The Netherlands drops two spots in competitivity ranking (Bloomberg)

The IoT: towards a new and productive age of Enlightenment

As the IoT takes automation to new heights, what will be the immediate and long-term effects on the job market?