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Merger of European T&M providers powers Electro Rent’s global ambition

Recently, it was announced that three European electronics test and measurement equipment companies were joining forces. Now that Electro Rent Europe, Microlease and Livingston have consolidated, what impact will it have on Benelux customers?

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

Corona crisis sparks Flemish fever scanner demand

As the corona crisis develops, Belgian Avalasia is being flooded with orders for its fever scanner. The camera, combined with heat vision, can measure the body temperature of individuals within large crowds. Originally marketing it as military equipment, the company couldn’t have predicted the sudden demand.

In other news

Samsung to end all LCD production by end 2020 (Reuters)
SIA: designate semi industry “essential” (Electronics Weekly)
Medtronic is sharing its ventilator specs and code (Techcrunch)

Focus on outcomes for cross-functional teams

With most of the people in industry working from home, perhaps the time has come to reinvent your organization. Focus on setting outcome targets, not on telling people how to get there.