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How the conception of ASML took some convincing

Back in the 1980s, Philips wasn’t particularly keen on working with the much smaller company ASM International. Only by cozying up to the Dutch government, ASMI CEO Arthur del Prado managed to nudge Philips into the partnership that we know today as ASML.

Headlines

Airbus NL links with Swedish Space Corp for space-to-ground optical communications
Automotive Campus on its way to private ownership
Frits van Hout to leave ASML
BOM boosts Eindhoven’s Antenna Company with a big line of credit
Philips captures Capsule
Eindhoven tech leaders open the gate to startup success
Etulipa flashes first full-color electrowetting display

WaveLAN: the tech that brought Wi-Fi to the world

One of the founding fathers, Bruce Tuch, discusses the journey from the Dutch-developed WaveLAN to the globally recognized Wi-Fi.

In other news

Elon Musk says Tesla will build cars in Berlin (CNN)
Osram advises shareholders to accept AMS takeover bid (Bloomberg)
Europe not headed for a ‘digital war’ with the US, Dutch minister says (CNBC)

Get your data out of the gray zone

There’s a problem around data that’s very typical in companies that have their roots in embedded systems or mechanical engineering: it’s actually unclear who owns the data from their products.