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Sid and Ally provide AI assistance in bug resolution

Together with TNO’s ESI, Philips is eyeing the use of artificial intelligence to improve its software development efficiency.

One-way superconductor opens door to resistance-free computing

TU Delft researchers have demonstrated the superconducting equivalent of a diode, which they think could take computers into the terahertz domain.

Warping the mirrors of an extremely large telescope on Earth

In collaboration with TNO and S&T, Technolution Advance is taking up the challenge of developing the control electronics for testing and validating the mirror segment support assemblies of the new Thirty Meter Telescope.

Trojan horses can be slipped into chip designs

Estonian research has shown that it’s possible to insert fully-functioning Trojan IP into IC designs using standard methods to make small post-layout alterations.

In other news

Besi posts strong Q1 results, driven by increased HPC demand (press release)
Imec honors Bill Gates with the Lifetime of Innovation Award (press release)
Politecnico di Milano breaks world speed record for self-driving cars (press release)
The equipment multiplier effect on the chip shortage (SEMI)
Atomic scale bolsters new sensor boom (IEEE Spectrum)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Cees Michielsen (part 3)

Our editors talk to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen (in Dutch) to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In this week’s edition of the Bits&Chips podcast, Cees Michielsen on traceability in requirements engineering.

Chips, Gates and vaccines

Microchips in vaccines are nigh impossible, but that doesn’t mean that abnormalities found in blood samples from vaccinated people don’t need to be taken seriously, argues Joachim Burghartz.

Boost your digitalization: instrumentation

The system architecture should allow for easy incorporation of data collection and processing functionality so that we can answer relevant questions about system performance and customer behavior as well as experiment with alternative ways of realizing that functionality.