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Tech talk

As English is now the working language in high tech, acquiring sufficient language skills is as important as a strong background in math. Universities and higher vocational education institutions should better prepare future engineers for an English-spoken career, says Marcel Pelgrom.

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

Senseglove gets a feel for VR

After developing a physical therapy device for the rehabilitation of stroke victims, Senseglove augmented its scope. Now, the Yes!Delft start-up is using simulators to give trainees at Volkswagen, Google Deepmind and other customers a virtual ‘feel’ for the job.

In other news

Amazon Sidewalk is a new long-range IoT network (Techcrunch)
NASA to build asteroid-hunting space telescope (Ars Technica)
Alibaba unveils its first AI chip (CNBC)

DataOps: the key to operational AI

With many companies increasingly depending on data, analytics and AI, the quality of the data and the stability of data pipelines are of increasing importance. Make sure you give your data the attention it deserves.