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The expat’s guide to working in Dutch high tech

From an endless loop of deliberations to receiving criticism that can sound downright rude, when you’re new to the Netherlands, the Dutch work culture can seem totally weird.

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

AI-enhanced glasses for the visually impaired

To assist the visually impaired with increased mobility independence and enhanced text reading capabilities, Yes!Delft start-up Envision is developing its own hands-free, AI-based solution for smart glasses.

In other news

Can the Dutch Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics? (Techcrunch)
Apple puts ‘walkie talkie’ Iphone project on hold (The Information)
HP builds supercomputer for future moon missions (Techspot)

Software engineering: balancing what you make and how you make it

Using three statements on topics such as best software practices, CI/CD, DevOps and consistent documentation, software engineers Aran Vink, Nick van der Veeken and Thom Koomen put into words Itility’s view on the art of software engineering.