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Ampleon: riding the 5G wave with a smart factory

Ampleon works on developing new 5G technologies, setting up the intelligent factory and professionalizing its supply chain. Head of Global IT, Lody Hoekstra, talks about the journey, use cases and challenges of modernizing the company’s factory.

Headlines

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

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.

In other news

Mobile World Congress canceled over coronavirus fears (BBC)
How a tweet decided the course of Delft Hyperloop (Delta)
Vibrations on a chip feel a magnetic field (Amolf)

Finding your AI business case

For all the focus on AI algorithms, data and training, one of the most challenging activities remains the identification of interesting business cases and evaluating the feasibility and desirability of each case.