The Spanish government has announced plans to invest eleven billion euros in the chip industry to boost the country’s economy. The Corona pandemic has increased the need for chips for computers, smartphones and other electronic devices, causing demand to explode worldwide.

Spain wants to benefit by investing in chip production infrastructure, which will also create more jobs. The investment program is to be implemented over the next few years.

Processing invoices is often a tedious and time-consuming task for organizations. One way to simplify and speed up this process is automatic text recognition (OCR). OCR software can read text, numbers, and symbols on invoices and convert them into a digital form that can be used for further processing steps.

This technology is especially useful for organizations that need to process large volumes of invoices, such as billing departments or accounting departments. By using OCR, these companies can save time and money by no longer having to manually capture data from invoices.

The Hermes Award is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world of technology. Presented by Hannover Messe since 2004, the award recognizes innovative companies that make a significant contribution to industrial production and automation through their technologies, products or processes.

This year, the Hermes Award again received numerous applications from companies all over the world. After an intensive evaluation, an independent jury has now selected five companies that will compete for the coveted prize.

Denuvo is a controversial anti-piracy software used by many game developers to protect their games against illegal copying and piracy. The software has drawn a lot of criticism in the past from gamers who argue that it affects the performance of their computers and imposes unfair restrictions on game authentication.

However, Denuvo plans to release a new version with a focus on fighting piracy related to downloadable content (DLC). Downloadable content is an important part of many modern video games and refers to additional content that is made available to players after they purchase a game. Piracy related to DLC causes enormous financial damage to game developers and publishers, which can lead to the future of individual titles or even entire studios being jeopardized.

Last weekend, sad news reached the IT world: dr. Wolfgang Brendel, one of the best-known and most influential software pioneers, has died at the age of 79.
Dr. Brendel was considered one of the most visionary minds in the industry and his innovations were instrumental in advancing software development in Germany. As founder and CEO of Software AG, he had already worked on the development of database and information systems in the 1960s, and was later involved in the creation of enterprise software as well.
In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, Dr. Brendel also authored numerous technical publications and was active in the academic world as a guest lecturer and professor. His legacy will undoubtedly live on in the IT industry and beyond for a long time to come.

Who was Dr. Wolfgang Brendel?

Dr. Wolfgang Brendel was a well-known software pioneer who made a name for himself primarily through his work in the field of database technology. He was born on 28. Wolfgang Brendel was born in Nuremberg on February 1946 and studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a massive impact on the economy, and many industries are still struggling with the effects. However, software companies have done so well that they are considered one of the few sectors that are currently in a strong position. This, of course, has also led to an increase in interest in software stocks.

But is it really a good idea to invest in software stocks right now? There are certainly arguments in favor. First, there is the growing need for software in a world that is becoming more and more digitized. Second, many software companies have seen new opportunities in the pandemic period and have adjusted their offerings accordingly. And third, recent quarterly reports from the largest companies in the industry have been a positive surprise.