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Qblox readies its modular controller for a variety of quantum computers

Though recently developed prototypes still consist of 50 qubits maximum, Delft startup Qblox is paving the way for building quantum computers with up to a 1,000 qubits and beyond.

Headlines

South Korea launches 450-billion-dollar semiconductor boost
Envision’s AI-powered smart glasses see €1.5M in new investment
Rocsys rakes in €5.25M investment to scale up and expand globally
Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways
Cottonwood plants €1M into Sencure’s biometric sensing chip

Personal leadership is the key to a successful organization

In its five years of existence, the High Tech Systems Center (HTSC) has acquired a prominent position as a link between business and academia. What’s the key to this success? According to Katja Pahnke, HTSC’s co-director, leadership is as vital as technical excellence.

In other news

Europe lagging on AI development (New Electronics)
Samsung: profit jumped 23%, likely thanks to strong chip demand (CNN)
Germany amps up battery production with massive subsidies (Evertiq)
Twitter engineers replace terms like ‘master’ and ‘slave’ (CNET)

The AI of digitalization

Once you have software, you can generate data. Once you have data, you can employ AI. Once you have AI, you can truly capitalize on the potential of digitalization.