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Tier 1 in times of corona: business as usual, as much as possible

While the coronavirus is causing distress all around the world, most tier-1 suppliers in the Netherlands are able to continue their operations.

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

Thousands of beams light the way to the automotive big league

While most lidar companies focus on miniaturizing existing technologies, Belgium’s Xenomatix created a multi-beam system from scratch, with the automotive industry in mind.

In other news

Samsung: chips likely to prop up virus-hit Q2 (Reuters)
A safe snorkel mask for intensive care workers (Dutchnews)
Imagination tech’s fate hangs as Chinese investors assert rights (EE Times)

Digitalization accelerated

As a leader, you now have a choice to make. Either you change as little as possible with the intent of changing back to your old ways as soon as possible. Or you use this crisis to drive as much change as possible.