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Solaytec looking to spread its wings with spinoff SALD

Almost ousted from the solar market by Chinese competition, atomic-layer-deposition tool manufacturer Solaytec is optimistic it can tap new applications for its technology. It’s starting sister company SALD to do just that.

Headlines

Major setbacks in China’s efforts to boost chip industry
TUE turns up the heat on e-waste
FME and TNO bring together Dutch electrolyzer companies
Agfa inks deal for Clariant’s printed-electronics materials
Samsung takes on TSMC in race to 3nm chips
Horizon Europe budget gets 4 billion boost
Imec launches “advanced RF” initiative for 6G devices

Building a foundation for the Dutch high-tech ecosystem

Despite competition from China and the US, the Netherlands continues to play a major role in the world of high tech. Patrick Strating of NTS believes it starts with high-tech companies that have close ties to top-notch technical universities and continues with ambitious workers that thrive on life-long learning through training.

In other news

Corona: Amazon, Intel, Sony pull out of Mobile World Congress (The Verge)
Tesla Sentry Mode saves police $3,000 on new Model 3 (Electrek)
US doubles AI and quantum computing R&D investment (Electronics Weekly)

Ask the headhunter

A few months ago, I got a new manager. Initially, the contact was good. A few weeks later, however, I was told that my contract wouldn’t be renewed because I wasn’t suitable for the position.