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EUV needs a couple more years to fully mature

Despite having been introduced into volume production, EUV lithography still has some way to go. It will take up to three years before the technology reaches the same maturity level as DUV.

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

“Testing is tattooed on my forehead”

When he was a student, he didn’t have the slightest interest in chips, let alone in testing them. Now, Erik Jan Marinissen is an authority in the IC test and design-for-test arena and even teaches on the subject.

In other news

How SpaceX Starlink broadband will transform the sky (CNET)
How deep learning will run on microcontrollers (MIT)
How the industrial cloud gets hacked (EE Times)

Executives don’t understand software and that’s a problem

Software is the medium through which digitalization is expressed. If you don’t understand software, you have no hope of coming up with a decent digitalization strategy.