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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

Rocsys rakes in €5.25M investment to scale up and expand globally
Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen

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)

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.