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Google Sycamore
Editorial
1 November

Quantum bullshit

The quantum hype is ready to sink into the trough of disillusionment, observes Paul van Gerven.

Goudsmit Mampaey
Background
1 November

Goudsmit Magnetics becomes multiphysical

For over 60 years, it has been all magnets at Goudsmit Magnetics. The family business from Waalre develops and produces all kinds of solutions and applications based on magnetism. However, more and more other physical properties come into play. For their multiphysical modeling and calculations, the engineers now rely heavily on tooling from Comsol.

China
Editorial
31 October

China won’t escalate in tech war with US

China has always shown restraint in trade conflicts, carefully avoiding escalation and domestic economic harm. So too will it try to seek a truce in the current tech war with the US while pursuing other means to continue its ascent as a global superpower.

Background

Bruco IC development process
Background
1 November

ASIC design in a reliable supply chain

Over the last few decades, driven by lower costs and higher volumes, there was a strong inclination to move the semiconductor supply chain to the Far East. Gradually, development and also R&D followed suit. Since 2019, the geopolitical winds have turned dramatically, and the importance of an independent semiconductor supply chain in the West is being acknowledged. How is a company like Bruco IC doing ASIC development in the Netherlands?

News & Analysis

Philips Azurion
Analysis
26 October

Philips in crisis: this time it’s different

The new CEO needs to tread lightly as he tries to “secure the future of Philips.” There are no more fallback options.

Interview

Martin van den Brink 1
Interview
22 September

Hyper-NA after high-NA? ASML CTO Van den Brink isn’t convinced

After decades of innovation in lithography, high-NA EUV might prove to be the end of the line, thinks ASML CTO Martin van den Brink.

Background

DigitalTwinLab 001
Background
24 October

Getting smarter with digital twins together

Initiated by the High Tech Systems Center, EAISI has recently expanded its Digital Twin Lab to support experiments in this field. The lab is necessary to bring all expertise together and accelerate progress, both on campus and in industry. “Building a virtual model is an investment, so you have to be smart.”

20220818 Dassault Dragos Dascalu RRA_2901
Interview
21 September

A chart of colors can do wonders in a decision-making moment

Dragos Dascalu of Dassault Systèmes is passionate about sustainability. He’s convinced that tooling is instrumental in making sustainability issues more transparent and in streamlining the decision-making process.

High Tech Systems Center medical robot
Interview
7 July

High Tech Systems Center still alive and kicking

The High Tech Systems Center has been part of the Eindhoven AI institute EAISI for two years now. The mechatronics center sometimes seems to have been blown away by the AI storm, but the research themes surrounding high-tech systems go much further than just artificial intelligence. There are voices in favor of giving HTSC more of its own identity again.

Jan Bosch foto serie 1000×5633
Opinion
31 October

Boost your digitalization: process orchestration

Failing to get the process modularization and orchestration right may easily cause significant debt that will be expensive to resolve.

Carel van der Poel
Opinion
26 October

Why the Dutch innovation machine stalls too easily

Innovation is like making a sand pile: keep adding sand until you get an avalanche. The Dutch culture is good at making avalanches, writes Carel van der Poel, but not so much at making the most of them.