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ASML is greenwashing Moore’s Law

Chip shrinking won’t help reduce greenhouse emissions, as ASML claims. The gains in energy efficiency do not nearly compensate for the increase in carbon output resulting from the huge business opportunities that shrinking creates.

NXP’s automotive revenue still soaring

With another quarter to go, NXP’s cumulative automotive revenue this year has already surpassed last year’s. The chipmaker predicts full-year sales will end up 40 percent higher.

With the right attitude, the right focus, in the right team, you can do pretty much anything

As a project leader, you have to be clear about your personal boundaries, says Wilhelm Claussen. Drawing from his experience in the semicon, automotive and special equipment industries, he talks about what makes a project leader and the dos and don’ts.

Infusing the mobile-crane industry with IoT-based data-driven solutions

Spierings is the first in the construction industry to provide its customers with data-driven services allowing interaction with the crane over the internet.

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.

In other news

Three hottest integrated-photonics applications for silicon nitride (Lionix)
Arm CEO: chip shortage will likely linger (EE Times)
500 terabytes of data on a CD, almost (Electronics Weekly)
Musk says Tesla has not signed deal with Hertz (BBC)
Amazon discloses 20% stake in EV maker Rivian (Bloomberg)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Wilhelm Claussen (part 3)

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 dos and don’ts for a project leader.

Entrepreneur lesson #6: Inbound sales is an illusion

Many founders believe that their offering is such a radical improvement for customers that there’s no need for traditional sales. Nothing could be further from the truth.