Globalfoundries' CEO steps down

In the future Jha intends to work closely with the Abu Dhabi state-owned holding company Mubadala Investment Company that is the parent to Globalfoundries. Jha will explore the development and build out of potential future systems businesses, Globalfoundries said in a statement.

MARCH 2018

Opinion : Slovenian startup grabs T&M market with bare bone instruments - Last word: Porsche is first to implement blockchain in the car

Executive Interviews : Machine learning Interview with Jem Davies of ARM - Flex Logix’ Geoff Tate on licensing FPGA – Ulrike Grape and Pascal Boulanger of Nawa Technologies on Fab plans for ultracapacitor material startup

News & Technology : Photonics – Batteries – Process – Light Emitting Devices – Materials – Optoelectronics

Photonic ASIC directly integrates 100G optical ports

Leveraging Rockley OpticsDirect technology, the platform is among the first of its kind to integrate high-speed optical interconnect with high-scale CMOS digital and mixed-signal circuits. The switching ASIC employs unique low-power custom circuitry to interface to Rockley-developed photonic chips. Advanced technology for fiber-optic assembly delivers significantly lower power than conventional ASICs that use electrical IO and external optical transceiver modules.

EUR 8 million give-away to accelerate European robotics startups

Over the next three years, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will be the technical coordinator and lead over 50% of the project activities with FundingBox.

Robot Union will address the two major barriers that hinder the development and market uptake of robotics technologies for entrepreneurs and start-ups: the elevated setup costs and the lack of awareness of potential benefits of robotics. This is a unique opportunity for the SMEs to use robotics and enter the world of artificial intelligence.