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Solaytec looking to spread its wings with spinoff SALD

Almost ousted from the solar market by Chinese competition, atomic-layer-deposition tool manufacturer Solaytec is optimistic it can tap new applications for its technology. It’s starting sister company SALD to do just that.

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

Building a foundation for the Dutch high-tech ecosystem

Despite competition from China and the US, the Netherlands continues to play a major role in the world of high tech. Patrick Strating of NTS believes it starts with high-tech companies that have close ties to top-notch technical universities and continues with ambitious workers that thrive on life-long learning through training.

In other news

Corona: Amazon, Intel, Sony pull out of Mobile World Congress (The Verge)
Tesla Sentry Mode saves police $3,000 on new Model 3 (Electrek)
US doubles AI and quantum computing R&D investment (Electronics Weekly)

Ask the headhunter

A few months ago, I got a new manager. Initially, the contact was good. A few weeks later, however, I was told that my contract wouldn’t be renewed because I wasn’t suitable for the position.