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A corona test for the masses

Dutch companies Lionix, Qurin and Surfix, along with public-private partnership Photondelta, have set out to unlock the potential of integrated photonics for corona testing. Their ultimate goal: a fast, reliable, yet inexpensive corona test.

Headlines

Lionix helps ETH to scale quantum computer
Imec and Ximea partnership brings new hyperspectral camera into focus
CWI gets NWA grant for integrating smart vehicles in society
Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots
Applied Materials bumps ASML back to runner-up in semi equipment market
Fastned lands France and €17M for further growth
TU Delft working on smart and communicative solar cells
Chip industry to grow 6 percent, top 15 by twice as much

Pandemic accelerates ASML’s adoption of AR

Travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic opened a door for ASML that had been firmly closed: using augmented reality to troubleshoot complex issues at customers’ fabs remotely.

In other news

TSMC discloses ‘secret’ 4nm node (EE Times)
Universities of technology join forces in Techrede (TUE)
Germany says coronavirus tracing app ready to go (Reuters)

Digital for real: business model

As part of your digital transformation, the business model you employ will have to change and evolve as well. This evolution follows a pattern and jumping over intermediate stages tends to lead to failure.