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Building a billion dollar integrated photonics industry

Working in high tech for 35 years, René Penning de Vries has never seen more potential waiting to come to fruition. But creating a billion euro integrated photonics industry in the Netherlands will require a lot more hard work and persistence.

Headlines

Dutch public-private consortium gets €95M for research on reliable AI
TUE spinoff Antennex signals it’s open for business
Nowi partners with Opticon to power energy-autonomous shopping labels
Kendrion locks up 3T acquisition
Quantum computing unicorn considers European HQ near Imec
Semiconductor boom might turn to glut in 2023, says IDC

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.

In other news

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover team up on electric vehicles (Techcrunch)
Amazon unveils transforming delivery drone (The Verge)
US ambassador: Dutch should ban Huawei outright on 5G network (Reuters)

Why your corporate culture is wrong

Especially in an age where the pace of change is accelerating, relying on a slow, bottom-up, organic process where new views and perspectives are brought into the organization over the course of years, is a recipe for failure.