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Chip2Chip implementation was part of the fleet’s renewal process undertaken four years ago, the ultimate aim of which was to extend the useful life of the machinery and improve on the end-of-life condition of the previous fleet.
The pandemic has triggered an unprecedented global microchip shortage. In addition to losses in the millions, the chip supply woes could lead to a slowdown in innovation and delays in launch of new devices. Why has this major crisis occurred in such a crucial sector?
Chip implants under the skin are beginning to become popular in Northern Europe. These devices already allow you to make payments, open doors or clock in at the office, among a myriad of applications that can be fascinating and disturbing. Designed to improve people's quality of life, their recent large-scale availability opens up a crucial debate about their ethical and legal implications.
The birth of the microprocessor, in the early 1970s, sparked legal battles, conceptual challenges, and a veritable race for the jump to personal computers. The order of a Japanese calculator company was responsible for bringing this technology to market, until then classified as a military secret, which has been key to the evolution towards today's digital society.
Beyond the promises of the future of graphene and other materials, gallium nitride, GaN, is presented as one of the most promising. The heir of silicon, called to revolutionize the next generation of transistors with implications from 5G communications to autonomous vehicles, could also have the keys to global energy savings.