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ST says ‘no thanks’ to EU chip alliance

The European Commission is preparing an EU chip alliance that will focus on the design and production of 20-10nm chips. One of the three European semiconductor companies has already bowed out.

Clearing the critical software path

For a highly complex machine like the Twinscan to be able to operate smoothly, its system control should run without any unnecessary interruptions. ASML, ESI (TNO) and TUE have developed a model-based methodology to analyze the software execution and keep computational tasks out of the critical path as much as possible.

NXP enters long-term growth cycle

NXP is convincingly bouncing back from the pandemic-caused lull. And the best is yet to come.


Dutch forensic lab first to decrypt Tesla’s driving data
ASML experiencing growing pains
Government scrutinizes security ramifications of High Tech Campus deal
Kitepower’s first airborne wind energy system lifts off in Aruba
EC accelerates Hardt Hyperloop with €15M investment
Novel-T and Imec.istart team to accelerate Dutch tech startups
Midiagnostics to commercialize Imec’s Covid-19 breathalyzer test
Dutch want photonics, AI and quantum in European Chips Act
Axelera AI attracts CTO from IBM Zurich
Samsung increases EUV layers in DRAM to five

Avular and Sorama team up to soothe the buzz of drones

As the number of drones continues to explode, so too is the raucous sound of the blades piercing through the air. By taking a page out of nature’s book, sound imaging specialist Sorama and robotics expert Avular are teaming up to calm the shrill of the machines and limit noise pollution.

Design thinking leads to a higher success rate in innovation

The high-tech industry is extremely innovative, but what if you want to innovate more effectively and even faster? Design thinking is an effective method for that, says Rex Bierlaagh, trainer at High Tech Institute. “Everyone can learn it. It changes the mindset of organizations.”

Fighting dust in a research lab where almost everyone smoked

One of Frits Klostermann’s main jobs as the manager of the litho workshop at the Philips Natlab in the 60s was fighting dust.

In other news

“TSMC to build five additional fabs in Arizona by 2024” (Tom’s Hardware)
Samsung expected to recapture #1 semi supplier ranking in (IC Insights)
Swedish autonomous trucking startup Einride raises $110M (Techcrunch)
SpaceX Starship prototype makes clean landing (BBC)
3D-printed house in Eindhoven is ready for its first tenants (CNN)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Arthur del Prado (part 2)

René Raaijmakers talks 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, tech historian Jorijn van Duijn on Arthur del Prado, the godfather of Dutch high tech (part 2).

AI reality check

Should your organization act on the AI storm? Yes, of course! AI outperforms traditional techniques in many areas, impacting many businesses. Should everybody be an AI expert? No! Organizations use many other technologies without everybody being an expert.

Rule 6: Build skills, not position

Don’t let your technical skills go stale and lose agency over your professional life as others decide for you what your next role will be.