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Picoo’s plan to get kids outside to play

In the advanced tech world of computers, tablets and smartphones, what’s the trick to getting kids off their screens and outside playing? According to Picoo co-founder and CEO Iris Soute, the answer is simple: technology.

Moore’s Law starts a new chapter – yet again

Reports of the death of Moore’s Law are greatly exaggerated. Chipmakers just have to shift gears once in a while, like they’re doing now by embracing chiplets.

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
Pharrowtech field-tests mm-wave-based fixed wireless access
Funding for large-scale research infrastructure “insufficient”
Dutch TUs stumble further in 2022 THE rankings

Raising awareness about electrical intricacies

A trip to Philips Semiconductors in the US made his reputation as an electronic design specialist within Philips. Ever since, Jack Leijssen has been spreading his holistic view on EMC, signal integrity and the like, both inside the company and out.

The wars at the leading edge have begun

TSMC and Samsung seem destined to claim the throne for themselves, but Intel still feels it can catch up. How many leading-edge semiconductor manufacturers will be left standing at the end of this decade?

In other news

Lightyear prototype drives 710 km on a single charge (press release)
The Tech Cold War’s ‘most complicated machine’ that’s out of China’s reach (NY Times)
Intel and Apple first to adopt TSMC’s 3nm tech (Tom’s Hardware)
Intrinsic ID’s Pim Tuyls on IoT security, technology scaling and quantum threats (EE Times)
Elon Musk admits self-driving is harder than he thought (Electrek)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Sanne van der Lugt

René Raaijmakers talks to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen (in Dutch) to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In this week’s edition of the Bits&Chips podcast, China expert Sanne van der Lugt on dealing with the growing Chinese competition in high tech..

Breakthrough innovation: a personal journey

Maarten Buijs shares his personal experience in trying to get innovations to the market before startups were a thing.

Outdated belief #4: Technical debt results from poor architecture design

Software doesn’t have to age but can be perpetually young and optimal, as long as you prioritize technical debt management sufficiently.