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Data sifting to finetune nanometer structures by the trillions

If headlines are any clue, machine learning is taking the semicon industry by storm. Bits&Chips talks to two of ASML’s data scientists about the impact their discipline has on the hardcore physics company.

Headlines

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
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

Delft Semiconductor takes off by landing first big customers

Start-up Delft Semiconductor has designed the power management block for an automotive battery management IC developed by Datang NXP and is working on a current sense amplifier for one of the team’s former employers.

In other news

Arm to IPO in 2023 (Electronics Weekly)
European risk report flags 5G security challenges (Techcrunch)
Volvo’s first EV will run native Android (The Verge)

Don’t start from where you are

Change is hard. Starting from the desired state and the desired business strategy helps to avoid the main traps and significantly increases the likelihood of the desired outcomes.