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ASML supports European leading-edge fab

ASML CEO Peter Wennink thinks there’s an excellent business case for leading-edge semiconductor companies to build fabs in Europe.

Creating software to keep naval systems always-on

Imagine a system that, once turned on, will stay on for the rest of its life. Neither hardware failures nor code glitches can bring it down. At Thales, chief software architect René van Hees is putting his shoulders to the wheel to make this dream a reality.

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

Nexperia turns to training as a tool to continue its legacy of innovation

When Nexperia’s Industrial Technology and Engineering Center (ITEC) ran into the difficult task of balancing deliverables with its target costs during the development of its cutting-edge ADAT3-XF, it turned to training to help streamline the design process and get a better overview from the start.

RF PCB designs – challenges, solutions and tips

Today, RF circuitry is crammed into a large variety of commercial products. Most of these are handheld wireless devices for medical, industrial and communications applications. NCAB’s Harry Kennedy explains what to keep an eye on when designing the circuit boards.

ASML and IBM, hardware brothers in arms for more than four decades

ASML’s history and success have been strongly influenced by IBM’s ambitions to remain at the forefront of chip research from 1988 onwards. The announcement of the 2nm node shows that Big Blue’s role and impact are far from over.

In other news

Tesla no longer integrates radars in its North American cars (Techcrunch)
The road has rules but not so much for autonomous-vehicle makers (EE Times)
Arm in cost reduction mode until Nvidia takeover (The Register)
Global 200mm fab capacity on pace to record growth to meet surging demand (Semi)
Marco Jacobs joins neuromorphic AI specialist Innatera (press release)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Ger Schoeber

René Raaijmakers talks to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen (in Dutch) to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In this week’s edition of the Bits&Chips podcast, Ger Schoeber on his work at Lightyear and his passion for system architecting.

Ask the headhunter

I’m a member of the management team and a shareholder since the leveraged buyout a few years ago. Having decided to look for a job elsewhere, I was told that pulling out now would classify me as a “bad leaver.”

Rule 9: Empower those around you

As leaders, we have a responsibility to empower those around us by focusing on outcomes, coaching and mentoring to clarify purpose and to help people grow, develop and maximize the opportunities for self-actualization.