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Software savvy in the digital era

As the electronics industry evolves into the new digital era, companies are working harder than ever to manage complexity and get to market faster. But with shortening product lifecycles, how do you stay at the leading edge?

Headlines

Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option

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.

In other news

Waymo raises $2.25 billion in its first external investment round (Reuters)
Honeywell puts trapped ions on Microsoft’s quantum cloud (Ars Technica)
Python more popular than ever (Wired)

Are you building a minimal viable elephant?

Innovating digital offerings is hard for embedded systems companies and the result often is a ‘minimal viable elephant’ that sees no customer feedback until after the start of manufacturing.