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Comma interfaces open the door to reliable high-tech systems

Once a research project initiated by ESI (TNO) and Philips, the Comma framework is developing into a mature product for creating and managing software interfaces. Now, Thales is also looking to use it to streamline its software engineering, as are Thermo Fisher Scientific and Kulicke & Soffa.

Headlines

Investment consortium takes control of ICT
“EU wants own sub-5nm fab by 2030”
Dekimo expands east
Micledi displays staying power with €7M investment
“NXP takes a cut from a 2.2 billion dollar patent win”
Hiber launches IoT solution for heavy-machine monitoring
Semiotic Labs gets a new investment and a new identity
Verhaert and Spacetec land contract to support space startups
Philips sees Jeroen Tas step down as innovation chief
Fastned plugs into €150M investment

Cracking the code to craftsmanship

With the growing reliance on software in an increasingly high-tech world, it’s more important than ever to master the art of software engineering. Trainers Robert Deckers and Bart Vanderbeke have taken it upon themselves to turn developers into craftsmen.

In other news

German startup joins the international space race (Interesting Engineering)
SpaceX Starship does 150 m test flight (Youtube)
China celebrates safe landing of secretive spacecraft (The Verge)

Don’t be a sheep

Virtually all change in organizations is initiated by a “vocal minority.” This minority often relies on rhetoric and debating techniques to gain influence, rather than the quality of their proposal. This requires all of us to critically reflect over change suggestions.