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Game of marbles

Over the last four years, TUE researchers have been developing smart marbles, sensors to explore hard-to-reach and even inaccessible environments. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Ingu Solutions is deploying a strikingly similar solution.

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

Hot electrons give up the goods

Harvesting the energy of so-called hot electrons in perovskites is surprisingly easy, suggests a study by the University of Groningen and Nanyang Technological University. The finding may help to increase the efficiency of perovskite solar panels.

In other news

Predicting people’s driving personality (TU Delft)
Musk says sledgehammer weakened Cybertruck’s windows (Techspot)
Intel picks Mediatek as 5G PC modem supplier after selling chip unit (Venturebeat)

Direct digital transmitters pave the way for 5G

With the rapidly growing need for higher bandwidth and higher system efficiency/integration, direct digital transmitters are gaining more attention to accommodate the demanding requirements of 5G and other advanced wideband applications.