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The EU copyright directive is a mess that may do a lot of good

The “copyright directive” that will be voted tomorrow in the EU parliament is so (words fail me here) to be, as they say, “not even wrong”. But if it is approved, it may have a wonderful, long overdue unintended consequence.

What if Europe made its own Open Microelectronics (Education)?

(background: in september 2012 a “coming soon portal for European Businesses” asked me to write an article with the same title as this one here, expanding on what I had already written on the topic.

Microelectronics makes all YOUR world work

Microelectronics and, to a much greater extent, software, are two strategic, immensely powerful technologies. Here I try to explain, in the simplest possible way, why this happens and the basic characteristics of some modern integrated circuits.

It is time for European microprocessors and FPGAs

CPUs, that is Central Processing Units, are the central microprocessors that make all the real computing work inside modern computers, from desktop ones to smartphones and servers.

The European Energy SuperGrid needs education and openness

During the 2011 European Open Days (*) I followed a presentation of the Supergrid: “a pan-European transmission network facilitating the integration of large-scale renewable energy and the balancing and transportation of electricity, with the aim of improving the European market”.