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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

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

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.