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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.

Headlines

Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control

Tech talk

As English is now the working language in high tech, acquiring sufficient language skills is as important as a strong background in math. Universities and higher vocational education institutions should better prepare future engineers for an English-spoken career, says Marcel Pelgrom.

In other news

Elon Musk aims to put SpaceX’s Starship in orbit in six months (The Verge)
AMS lights up Osram bidding war with new $4.9 billion offer (Reuters)
Baidu rolls out Level 4 self-driving cars for public trial (CNet)

Streamlining software development for space

Since adopting Parasoft’s C/C++test tooling, Qinetiq Space has seen a significant increase in software quality.