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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

CWI gets NWA grant for integrating smart vehicles in society
Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots
Applied Materials bumps ASML back to runner-up in semi equipment market
Fastned lands France and €17M for further growth
TU Delft working on smart and communicative solar cells
Chip industry to grow 6 percent, top 15 by twice as much
Imec and KU Leuven flout Tesla’s keyless entry
Plant imaging goes low code
Grai Matter Labs gets $14M boost to edge AI
Major setbacks in China’s efforts to boost chip industry
TUE turns up the heat on e-waste
FME and TNO bring together Dutch electrolyzer companies

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.