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Quix highlights its competitive edge in photonic quantum computing

With the release of a new generation quantum photonic processor, startup Quix wants to show the world that it has the superior technology to succeed in this emerging field.

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
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board

Ultra-short laser pulses point ALSI to new markets

With a wealthy parent company like ASM PT, ALSI has much more budget to spend on development and innovation. It recently launched new technology with which it hopes to make a bid for the memory mass market.

In other news

Dutch intelligence uncovers 2 Russian tech spies (AP)
Self-driving Zoox car could become Amazon’s first robotaxi (The Verge)
We have a winner in the world’s first quantum chess tournament (Ars Technica)

What an amazing year!

All the mayhem caused by the pandemic easily makes us lose sight of all the good things that happened this year. I hope you spend Christmas celebrating our combined accomplishments and that you start the new year focusing your energy on what you’re going to do to contribute. Merry Christmas!