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Despite advances in technology, systems reliability is getting worse

With a steady increase in global product recalls, highly publicized fines for automotive companies and the recent Boeing tragedies, it’s clear that reliability is a major issue. According to world-renowned expert Michael Pecht, these problems are completely self-created and entirely avoidable.

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

Lightyear unveils first solar car prototype

Late 2016, a group of Solar Team Eindhoven alumni decided to build a long-range solar-powered car that could be sold on the market. Two years later, the team from Lightyear made good on their promise as they unveiled their prototype – the Lightyear One.

In other news

Electric cars: new vehicles to emit noise to aid safety (BBC)
Boeing’s 737 Max software outsourced to $9-an-hour engineers (Bloomberg)
One polymer to make two semiconductors, by controlling the solvent (TUE)

Photonics, a Noord-Brabant specialty

The Dutch province of Noord-Brabant houses leading global players in photonics: Smart Photonics and Morphotonics.