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Chinese government implicated in tech theft at ASML

Former ASML Brion employees likely funneled ASML technology to a state-sponsored Chinese company. The report puts ASML in an awkward position, as protection of its intellectual property is crucial, while the Chinese market is growing too fast to ignore.


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

Manufacturing chips in the office

The Japanese Minimal Fab consortium brings small chip series within reach at affordable prices and a fast time to market. On 14 May creator Shiro Hara will present the concept in Nijmegen.

In other news

AI generates book on lithium-ion batteries (The Register)
Amazon to launch thousands of satellites (The Verge)
Boston Dynamics robots show off their stacking skills (Engadget)

Bits&Chips is reaching out to an international audience

Starting this week, Bits&Chips will be published exclusively in English. That’s only a few months before the magazine will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary. We wrote in Dutch for quite some time, but from now on it will be 100 percent English.