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A corona test for the masses

Dutch companies Lionix, Qurin and Surfix, along with public-private partnership Photondelta, have set out to unlock the potential of integrated photonics for corona testing. Their ultimate goal: a fast, reliable, yet inexpensive corona test.

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
Funding for large-scale research infrastructure “insufficient”
Dutch TUs stumble further in 2022 THE rankings
Intel chief: fabs will bolster Europe’s high-tech ecosystem

Pandemic accelerates ASML’s adoption of AR

Travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic opened a door for ASML that had been firmly closed: using augmented reality to troubleshoot complex issues at customers’ fabs remotely.

In other news

TSMC discloses ‘secret’ 4nm node (EE Times)
Universities of technology join forces in Techrede (TUE)
Germany says coronavirus tracing app ready to go (Reuters)

Digital for real: business model

As part of your digital transformation, the business model you employ will have to change and evolve as well. This evolution follows a pattern and jumping over intermediate stages tends to lead to failure.