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The era of quantum CMOS has started

A US-Dutch and a French partnership are betting on quantum computing to scale by piggybacking on CMOS infrastructure.

“Requirements tooling suppliers aren’t up to date and that’s frustrating”

The profession of requirements engineering moves so fast that tool suppliers can barely keep up. “The software from major suppliers hardly takes into account the latest insights in our field,” says Cees Michielsen, trainer of system requirements engineering at High Tech Institute.

Europe’s glorious semiconductor past doesn’t exist

For a while now, we’ve been reading that Europe used to be a semiconductor powerhouse, sporting a manufacturing market share of 40+ percent in the 1990s. Where does that figure come from, and is it correct?

In other news

Patent applications in Europe reach record level in 2021 (EPO)
Imec enables high-throughput manufacturing of filter-on-chip CMOS sensors (press release)
Intel suspends Russian operations, affecting 1,200 employees (CNET)
Spain to spend €11B on semicon industry (Reuters)
Amazon secures rockets for broadband project Kuiper (BBC)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Sander Maasman

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, Sander Maasman on the sustainability strategy of PCB supplier NCAB.

State aid sanctioned by European Chips Act is a mistake

The European Commission should have stuck to its guns of forbidding state aid to anything that’s not pre-competitive, argues Maarten Buijs.

Boost your digitalization: customer support

The digital transformation changes the role and nature of customer support quite fundamentally. As a consequence, it becomes important to integrate it into the DevOps lifecycle and enable proactive customer support.