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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

Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car
Noldus digs its heels in against damning Amnesty report
Salvia’s neurostimulatory foils raise 26 million
Battery patenting activity on a runaway
TNO and Lightyear carpool to advance solar tech
Braincreators and Advantech put heads together for AI on the edge
Differ leads search for better electrolysers

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)

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