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ASML is too convenient a target for the US

ASML shouldn’t be singled out as the only semiconductor company to be restricted. If the US wants to cut off China, at the very least, ban American technology too.

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

Salland Engineering ready to accelerate MEMS testing

The world doesn’t seem to be able to get enough of micromechanical sensors. However, the chip industry currently lacks the test technology when it comes to high-volume production of MEMS. Salland Engineering wants to change this by 2020.

In other news

These were the most talked-about products at CES (CNN)
Tesla’s market value zooms past that of GM and Ford - combined (Reuters)
CEO outlook: 2020 vision (Semiconductor Engineering)

The game plan for 2020

Companies need to significantly increase their exploration at the expense of exploitation. To achieve this, they require a game plan to identify new opportunities and detect disruption risks.