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How the conception of ASML took some convincing

Back in the 1980s, Philips wasn’t particularly keen on working with the much smaller company ASM International. Only by cozying up to the Dutch government, ASMI CEO Arthur del Prado managed to nudge Philips into the partnership that we know today as ASML.

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

WaveLAN: the tech that brought Wi-Fi to the world

One of the founding fathers, Bruce Tuch, discusses the journey from the Dutch-developed WaveLAN to the globally recognized Wi-Fi.

In other news

Elon Musk says Tesla will build cars in Berlin (CNN)
Osram advises shareholders to accept AMS takeover bid (Bloomberg)
Europe not headed for a ‘digital war’ with the US, Dutch minister says (CNBC)

Get your data out of the gray zone

There’s a problem around data that’s very typical in companies that have their roots in embedded systems or mechanical engineering: it’s actually unclear who owns the data from their products.