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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

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE

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.