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Towards an internet of secure things

With billions, and in the near future potentially trillions, of connected devices, the internet of things is a growing security and privacy threat. Bringing together over 40 partners from academia, industry, government and civil society, the Intersect project is laying the groundwork for an internet of secure things. On 14 and 15 October, the consortium is organizing its first annual conference.

Headlines

Vodafone probes Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers
Think tank: rejuvenate European IC design before building a fab
New investment primes Delft Circuits for industrialization
Amolf creates perovskite paintings by having the ink react with the canvas
National Growth Fund funds quantum and AI research agendas
TUE develops even smarter smart windows for greenhouses
Bestronics picks BIC to place PCB prototype production
TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”

The Agile coach as a counselor – what we can learn from Star Trek

In the third wave of Agile, the Agile coach will evolve into a delivery coach or a counselor. The delivery coach is best compared with a business consultant. To get a better understanding of the counselor role, let us warp into the future.

In other news

NXP launches AI ethics initiative (EE Times)
Tesla to use new batteries, tech at Berlin factory (Reuters)
Electron hole, meet your fractional cousin (IEEE Spectrum)

Optimizing your high-tech development and machine performance

The growing importance of software doesn’t take away from the fact that significant progress is always made in the interplay with mechatronics and electronics. “Getting the best results calls for a culture of a real machine builder.”