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After litho, ASML targets chip metrology market

Data is increasingly influencing ASML’s activities. Digital technologies are now essential to keep wafer fabs humming with profitable yields, but for ASML, the underlying knowledge and instruments also translate into growing business opportunities.

Headlines

Kendrion locks up 3T acquisition
Quantum computing unicorn considers European HQ near Imec
Semiconductor boom might turn to glut in 2023, says IDC
The Netherlands joins European chip collaboration
$12M seed round brings Dutch stealth startup Axelera AI to light
Loop Robots cleans up with a $2M seed investment
TU Delft and NFI investigate next-gen forensic photography
Pharrowtech field-tests mm-wave-based fixed wireless access

Tech talk

As English is now the working language in high tech, acquiring sufficient language skills is as important as a strong background in math. Universities and higher vocational education institutions should better prepare future engineers for an English-spoken career, says Marcel Pelgrom.

In other news

Elon Musk aims to put SpaceX’s Starship in orbit in six months (The Verge)
AMS lights up Osram bidding war with new $4.9 billion offer (Reuters)
Baidu rolls out Level 4 self-driving cars for public trial (CNet)

Streamlining software development for space

Since adopting Parasoft’s C/C++test tooling, Qinetiq Space has seen a significant increase in software quality.