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What to make of Tesla’s “best in the world” self-driving silicon?

Tesla designed “the best chip in the world” for autonomous driving at its first try. Really?

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

Ask the headhunter

“We’ve spent several months talking to VCs for our series A round, but no results have yet been achieved. The most important reason is the trade restrictions the US has imposed on Iran. Some of our company’s key figures have an Iranian background.”

In other news

Google’s Wing has landed FAA approval for drone delivery (Recode)
Tesla lost 702 million dollars last quarter (The Verge)
No 10nm on leaked Intel roadmap (EE Times)

Stolen ASML software in theory still a threat

ASML’s computational litho has become a crucial part of the Veldhoven company’s chip production offering. If copies exist of the stolen Brion software, these could help the Chinese litho supplier Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment to get its machines ready for more advanced production.