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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

Major setbacks in China’s efforts to boost chip industry
TUE turns up the heat on e-waste
FME and TNO bring together Dutch electrolyzer companies
Agfa inks deal for Clariant’s printed-electronics materials
Samsung takes on TSMC in race to 3nm chips
Horizon Europe budget gets 4 billion boost
Imec launches “advanced RF” initiative for 6G devices
College student trainees help SMEs innovate
NXP helps Amazon to connect cars to the cloud
Antenna Company connects Wi-Fi 6 to enterprise and industrial IoT

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.