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Making electron microscopes smarter, Tesla-style

From Eindhoven, Yolanda van Dinther is building a global software team that’s propelling Thermo Fisher Scientific in its digital transformation. “We’ve come a long way in making our electron microscopes even smarter with software, data and AI.”


Sioux precedes Intel to Magdeburg

In October, Sioux is opening a temporary office in the Ostfalen Technology Park pending the construction of a new 5,000 m2 building nearby.


Fonontech lands €2.3M for impulse printing chip packages and flat screens

The Holst Centre spinoff is getting ready to scale up its impulse printer to gain a foothold in the microelectronics assembly market.


ASML, NXP and VDL join €100M funding round of Smart Photonics

The foundry will use the money to extend its manufacturing capabilities and accelerate the development of its photonic integrated chip technology platforms and its process design kits.


Rocsys grabs $36M to accelerate robotic EV charging

With this latest investment, the Delft-based startup wants to expand the capabilities of its automated charging platform as it rapidly scales its presence in the US and Europe.


Flanders and Europe to invest €1.5B in new Imec cleanroom

Imec is in negotiations with the European Commission to get a subsidy under the EU Chips Act, for a maximum of 750 million euros. Flanders will match this amount in the form of a loan.


ASML and Imec team up for sub-2nm development

ASML will install a full suite of its most advanced tools in Imec’s cleanroom to support the development of sub-2nm process technology.


ASML, ARCNL and TU Delft find e-beam metrology funding

NWO has awarded a grant to Delft University of Technology, ARCNL and ASML to improve e-beam inspection in semiconductor manufacturing.


Europractice starts offering wafer-sharing services for flexible ICs

Coordinated by Imec, companies and academic researchers will be able to have their ‘plastic’ thin-film transistor designs fabricated at Cambridge-headquartered Pragmatic.

In other news

Soccer robots world champions again and defend title at home (TUE)
UT photonics experiment resolves quantum paradox (press release)
Foxconn drops out of $20B India factory plan (BBC)
AI can’t design chips without people (EE Times)

Top jobs



Ask the headhunter

I’m looking to switch from software back to hardware, my old passion. Preferably a partially remote job in which I could start with some on-site training for 2-3 months and then work from home with regular visits on-site.


There’s no such thing as “the system”

We have to be very careful to ensure that everyone uses the same meaning, we need to avoid getting fixated on the system itself and we should never use it as an excuse to avoid or delay change.


Sencure picks up $5M to industrialize biometric sensing chip

The SNCE-800 chip can measure high-quality electrophysiological signals like ECG and EEG with extreme power efficiency.


Groningen startup looks you in the eye to screen for degenerative diseases

Reyedar has secured 3 million euros to advance its medical technology platform for the early diagnosis of visual impairments, neurological conditions and cognitive disorders.


Delft’s VSParticle raises 14.5 million for scaling nanoparticle synthesizers

Investment fund Plural has put 14.5 million euros into VSParticle, the Delft-based company that’s working on technology to simplify the synthesis of nanoparticles.


Nvidia looks at Europe

Nvidia is “extremely likely” to invest in Europe, CEO Jensen Huang told reporters following a meeting with European Commissioner Thierry Breton.


Context, systems can’t do without it

Although the developments in artificial engineering have been speeding up in recent years, there’s not much to be afraid of yet as far as Angelo Hulshout is concerned.


Escalating complexity thwarts industrialization of non-nuclear radioisotope production

Ballooning cooling requirements killed ASML’s concept to manufacture radioisotopes outside nuclear reactors. Not because the system doesn’t work, but because it was getting too expensive.