Tom Cassauwers is a Belgian freelance journalist who writes about technology and its impact on our economy and politics.

He writes for media such as BBC, Knack, Trends Magazine, Bloovi, DataNews, EOS and De Ingenieur.

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Tom Cassauwers
technology, innovation

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Chips: the sputtering engine of digitisation

  • Economy
  • Technology

BRUSSELS - Microchips are the basic ingredient of our digitalisation. Without chips, our smartphones or laptops do not work, our cars fall silent and the internet crashes. Not surprisingly, therefore, car factories are halting production due to a global chip shortage, China and the US are fighting a trade war over chips and the European Union is investing billions in the chip industry.

5G: the backbone of our future

  • Innovation

ANTWERP - 5G promises to become the infrastructure of the future. For example, the new, fifth generation of mobile internet would be up to one hundred times faster than 4G, and will provide a platform on which new technology is built.