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ESI helps Thermo Fisher and Philips grease their software machines

Thermo Fisher Scientific called on TNO joint innovation center ESI to clean up its software and make it future-proof. The approach developed in their public-private partnership was also successfully adopted by Philips.

Headlines

Noldus digs its heels in against damning Amnesty report
Salvia’s neurostimulatory foils raise 26 million
Battery patenting activity on a runaway
TNO and Lightyear carpool to advance solar tech
Braincreators and Advantech put heads together for AI on the edge
Differ leads search for better electrolysers
These innovation stimuli are included in the 2021 national budget

Data sifting to finetune nanometer structures by the trillions

If headlines are any clue, machine learning is taking the semicon industry by storm. Bits&Chips talks to two of ASML’s data scientists about the impact their discipline has on the hardcore physics company.

In other news

Dyson dumps its electric-vehicle project (Extremetech)
“Tesla doesn’t have the scale to compete” (Scott Galloway)
Toyota to provide autonomous transportation for Olympic athletes (Dezeen)

Top jobs

Data privacy law is a blessing and a curse for AI research

The GDPR privacy law has changed dramatically how scientists, such as Peter de With, go about their work. It significantly delays progress in computer vision and research.