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How ASMI became the key supplier of semicon ALD equipment

Twenty years ago, a small Finnish company called Microchemistry held the key to continuing Moore’s Law. From twelve contenders, it picked ASM International to scale up – to the great delight of Intel.

Headlines

ASML bags 4.3 billion dollar EUV order from Hynix
A peak inside Samsung’s EUV-made DRAM chips
Eleo gets recharged with Lumipol investment
Holst Centre breaks through with next-generation ultrasound monitor
ASML and Imec take EUV patterning to the limit
VLSI goes quantum in EU Flagship project
Elusive amorphous perovskites may increase solar cell efficiency
Imec finds energy-consumption milestone with new UWB transmitter chip
ASML’s Van den Brink and Imec’s Van den hove inducted into National Academy of Engineering (update)
Report: EU getting more serious about building a European fab
Rob Postma takes the controls at Airbus NL
E-Magy energized with 5 million in funding

Eindhoven-connected Grai Matter Labs edges to the AI market

According to the fabless semiconductor scale-up with Eindhoven roots, Grai Matter Labs, its Grai One is the world’s first AI chip optimized for ultra-low-latency and low-power processing at the edge.

In other news

Intel buys AI chipmaker Habana for $2 billion (Techcrunch)
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tesla sued over cobalt mining deaths (Fortune)
Barco fixes Clickshare wireless flaw, but users still at risk (Computer Weekly)

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