How ASML is planning to continue the shrink
ASML’s senior vice president technology Jos Benschop recently revealed how the EUV ecosystem centered around his company’s lithography scanners will continue to shrink chip structures for the decade to come.
TU Delft and ASML take ultrasound to the nanoscale
A new imaging technique being developed by TU Delft and ASML, augmenting an atomic force microscope with ultrahigh-frequency ultrasound functionality, could reveal sub-surface structures with single-digit nanometer resolution, making it an excellent candidate to expand the semiconductor industry’s metrology toolkit.
Good ideas scale with ease
Already in 1995, but as relevant as ever, Jonathan Rauch coined the term “demosclerosis” to express the progressive shrinking of government institutions’ ability to solve societal problems. Someone recently likened the term to a software package, where constant maintenance, revisions and added features eventually drive it into instability and a construct beyond repair. Can we take this analogy a bit further? Does technological innovation management have lessons to offer to make governments effective? Or even to other domains? I think it does. After all, it’s all about a constant influx of good ideas.
Teaching the factory a lesson
Angelo Hulshout has the ambition to bring the benefits of production agility to the market and set up a new business around that. Once we’ve retrieved the data from the factory, what to do with it?
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Forging the Dutch industrial ALD hub
By fostering collaboration between companies focusing on atomic layer deposition as well as infusing them with the latest research results, a new TUE-led project aims to take the already strong Dutch presence in this field to the next level.
Chasing a single source of truth
At last year’s Sysarch conference, model-based systems engineering expert Jon Holt sat down with High Tech Institute’s Ger Schoeber to discuss MBSE. “In five years, all systems engineering will be model based,” according to Holt, currently the technical director of Incose UK.
ASML’s coming of age
In an intensive meeting in November 1984, the ASML team plotted its product roadmap in a day. The actions and results that followed formed the basis of the time-to-market attitude and culture that still exists in the company today.
“It’s not the products we make, but our people that are our greatest asset”
Dutch high-tech is full of talented engineers. But how do companies ensure they keep this talent in house? For Sioux Technologies, it’s all about putting an emphasis on the people, and keeping them happy and challenged with interesting projects, life-long learning and custom training opportunities.
Put on your sustainability glasses once in a while and go blue
Sustainability has long been high on the agenda of idealists. But it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a requirement for all machines and systems. Jeroen Rondeel of Blue Engineering is firmly convinced of that. A crucial task is reserved for developers. Involved in the training “Design for sustainability,” Rondeel explains how you can make a world of difference with just a few simple tools.
What it means to have a platform
Recently, I participated in a discussion set in the automotive realm. At some point, the conversation turned to platforms. After a while, I realized that there were several definitions of platform getting mixed up. Having worked with platforms since the 1990s, it has been really interesting for me to see how the very notion of platforms has evolved. Here, I’ll discuss three types: platforms for reuse, for DevOps and for ecosystems.
Ask the headhunter
I’ll soon celebrate my 15th anniversary as operations director at an international medical technology company. It’s a nice job, but after all this time, it no longer challenges me. In part also because there are no further growth opportunities for me in Europe.