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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

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
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways
Cottonwood plants €1M into Sencure’s biometric sensing chip
Connect Group expands global reach with IKOR acquisition
Solliance hits perovskite/silicon and perovskite/CIGS records

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.