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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

Vodafone probes Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers
Think tank: rejuvenate European IC design before building a fab
New investment primes Delft Circuits for industrialization
Amolf creates perovskite paintings by having the ink react with the canvas
National Growth Fund funds quantum and AI research agendas
TUE develops even smarter smart windows for greenhouses
Bestronics picks BIC to place PCB prototype production

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.