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CITC and HAN course taps into increasing chip packaging complexity

As IC packaging becomes increasingly complex and integral to the success of the overall semiconductor design process, front-end engineers need to cooperate ever more closely with their back-end colleagues. CITC and the HAN University of Applied Sciences set up a packaging course to help them out.

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
Imec finds energy-consumption milestone with new UWB transmitter chip
ASML’s Van den Brink and Imec’s Van den hove inducted into National Academy of Engineering (update)
Report: EU getting more serious about building a European fab
Rob Postma takes the controls at Airbus NL
E-Magy energized with 5 million in funding
Nexperia bets big on boosting manufacturing and R&D
Imec gets a head start on high-NA EUV patterning
Sorama assists PSV with the goal of enhancing fan experience
Qutech’s Majorana proof doesn’t hold up
Renesas takes a bigger bite of Apple’s supply chain with Dialog acquisition
Germany: up to 50 billion in European chip investments in the making
Musical chairs at Melexis
Report: NXP is on Samsung’s radar
Nyxoah puts sleep apnea tech licensing agreement to bed
TNO and Demcon team up to bring the universe into focus
TU Delft launches new AI labs
Flexible-ceramics startup Eurekite partners with Demcon
IC market up 10 percent in first corona year, more growth to come

Dutch silicon anodes inch closer to the gigafactory

Nanotextured silicon anodes perform even better than expected, boosting battery energy density to world-record levels, startup Leydenjar found. Now the Dutch company has set out to develop high-throughput deposition equipment to take its superior anodes into gigafactories.

In other news

ICT acquires Esprit Management & IT Services (ICT)
Tech giants challenge US foreign worker crackdown (BBC)
US will reallocate military 3.5 GHz spectrum for consumer 5G in 2021 (Venturebeat)

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