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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

Lightyear drives in Dutch multinational SHV as partner and investor
Dutch quantum startups get access to 13.6 billion investment capital
ASML scores five stars in customer satisfaction survey
South Korea launches 450-billion-dollar semiconductor boost
Envision’s AI-powered smart glasses see €1.5M in new investment
Rocsys rakes in €5.25M investment to scale up and expand globally
Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways
Cottonwood plants €1M into Sencure’s biometric sensing chip
Connect Group expands global reach with IKOR acquisition
Solliance hits perovskite/silicon and perovskite/CIGS records
ICT: “Covid makes it hard to attract talent”
NXP: tight chip supply won’t be resolved before end of the year
Endeit Capital earmarks ‎€250M for Europe’s digital future
TU Delft secures ERC grant for smart energy and transportation control
Intel CEO to meet with EU officials

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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