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TU Delft students shatter the competition with sustainable glass speaker

In a search to help mitigate the buildup of electronic waste, a group of TU Delft students teamed up to create a fully recyclable home audio system: a speaker made from glass, which earned them a national first-place award for the 2020 James Dyson Award.

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
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant

Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers tune in to the market

It’s been quite the journey, but Effect Photonics is finally ready to take the telecom market by storm with its tunable optical transceivers. In doing so, it will give the Dutch Photondelta integrated photonics ecosystem a most welcome boost, too.

In other news

Funding coming for 1,000 scientists delayed by pandemic (Delta)
Spinach gives fuel cells a power-up (IEEE Spectrum)
ASM’s CFO, Peter van Bommel, to retire (Evertiq)

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