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Penny wise, pound foolish

The Dutch government wants to modernize the European Union, but it doesn’t want to pay the price. The EU’s research budget suffers.

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

Has Intel lost its mojo?

Having failed to impress in new markets and being circled by the competition on its home turf, Intel now also has forfeited technological leadership definitively. Is the king of the semiconductor hill about to lose its crown?

In other news

Study: electric cars cause less CO2 emissions than ICE (Electrive)
Elon Musk’s Neuralink unveils pig with chip in its brain (BBC)
Bill Gates leads $85.2 million investment in satellite antenna company Kymeta (Venturebeat)

Why you should not align

Rather than focusing on efficiency through alignment, processes and systems, focus on making innovation as easy, seamless and fun as possible.