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Chuck del Prado: mission accomplished?

Chuck del Prado is stepping down as CEO at ASM International, the company his father Arthur founded. Did he do him proud?

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
ASML makes donation to new TUE quantum-photonics institute

After litho, ASML targets chip metrology market

Data is increasingly influencing ASML’s activities. Digital technologies are now essential to keep wafer fabs humming with profitable yields, but for ASML, the underlying knowledge and instruments also translate into growing business opportunities.

In other news

Why Tesla quietly acquired ML start-up Deepscale (Fortune)
The future of Windows is dual-screen (The Verge)
What Google’s quantum supremacy claim means for quantum computing (IEEE Spectrum)

The worst of both worlds

As a leader, you either adopt a new architecture, way of working or organization or you do not and instead keep things as they are. You should, however, avoid any form of compromised, design-by-committee, halfway changes like the plague.