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Formula 1 system architecting – Part 4: Fighting against silos

‘System architecting under extreme circumstances’ is how you could describe Guido de Boer’s job at Mapper over the past fourteen years. The fourth and final part in a series of interviews in which he shares with Bits&Chips his unconventional view on developing systems.

Headlines

Kendrion locks up 3T acquisition
Quantum computing unicorn considers European HQ near Imec
Semiconductor boom might turn to glut in 2023, says IDC
The Netherlands joins European chip collaboration
$12M seed round brings Dutch stealth startup Axelera AI to light
Loop Robots cleans up with a $2M seed investment
TU Delft and NFI investigate next-gen forensic photography

The design enigma

Many efforts were made to automate the analog IC design process. The newest kid on the block is Agile Analog, boasting artificial intelligence as the holy grail.

In other news

Former Mythbuster builds his own Iron Man suit (CNN)
Samsung recommends scanning QLED TVs for viruses (Engadget)
Birthplace of Basic honoured with a memorial marker (The Register)

Ask the headhunter

After having worked for eight years as a CTO, I was eager to be submerged in technology again. That’s why, a little while ago, I joined a high tech start-up as a principal systems architect. Five months later, I’m out of a job.