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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

ASML and ASMI stand to gain from huge TSMC capex boost
Victor van der Chijs steps down from UT executive board
Grai Matter Labs launches low-latency vision inferencer
Braincreators to launch surveillance anonymizer at Schiphol
Demcon delves into sports performance data with Johan Sports acquisition
Photonics-based spectrometry startup Mantispectra finds seed capital
Eindhoven looks to bolster AI and data science prowess for the future
Technobis carves out its photonics activities as Photonfirst

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.