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Penny wise, pound foolish

The Dutch government wants to modernize the European Union, but it doesn’t want to pay the price. The EU’s research budget suffers.

Headlines

ASML bags 4.3 billion dollar EUV order from Hynix
A peak inside Samsung’s EUV-made DRAM chips
Eleo gets recharged with Lumipol investment
Holst Centre breaks through with next-generation ultrasound monitor
ASML and Imec take EUV patterning to the limit
VLSI goes quantum in EU Flagship project
Elusive amorphous perovskites may increase solar cell efficiency

Has Intel lost its mojo?

Having failed to impress in new markets and being circled by the competition on its home turf, Intel now also has forfeited technological leadership definitively. Is the king of the semiconductor hill about to lose its crown?

In other news

Study: electric cars cause less CO2 emissions than ICE (Electrive)
Elon Musk’s Neuralink unveils pig with chip in its brain (BBC)
Bill Gates leads $85.2 million investment in satellite antenna company Kymeta (Venturebeat)

Why you should not align

Rather than focusing on efficiency through alignment, processes and systems, focus on making innovation as easy, seamless and fun as possible.