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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

Laser tech start-up Inphocal raises €2M
Bosch to acquire ItoM
Concerns over German Tesla factory seem overblown
Chip shortage costs European car industry €100B so far
Dawn Aerospace ready to rocket after completing phase-one testing
Müller-BBM catches Vibes’ vibe with 40% stake
Katja Pahnke leaves Eindhoven Engine to join Prodrive

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.