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ESI helps Thermo Fisher and Philips grease their software machines

Thermo Fisher Scientific called on TNO joint innovation center ESI to clean up its software and make it future-proof. The approach developed in their public-private partnership was also successfully adopted by Philips.

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

Data sifting to finetune nanometer structures by the trillions

If headlines are any clue, machine learning is taking the semicon industry by storm. Bits&Chips talks to two of ASML’s data scientists about the impact their discipline has on the hardcore physics company.

In other news

Dyson dumps its electric-vehicle project (Extremetech)
“Tesla doesn’t have the scale to compete” (Scott Galloway)
Toyota to provide autonomous transportation for Olympic athletes (Dezeen)

Data privacy law is a blessing and a curse for AI research

The GDPR privacy law has changed dramatically how scientists, such as Peter de With, go about their work. It significantly delays progress in computer vision and research.