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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

UT quantum computing institute doesn’t pick sides
Philips speeds up diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
Sioux expansion builds production abilities
Benelux solar teams fill the podium at European Solar Challenge
Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car
Noldus digs its heels in against damning Amnesty report
Salvia’s neurostimulatory foils raise 26 million
Battery patenting activity on a runaway

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)

Top jobs

Streamlining software development for space

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