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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

Differ leads search for better electrolysers
These innovation stimuli are included in the 2021 national budget
Futurelab pockets new investment and a new home at Evoluon
SALD deposits trust in new advisory board
Vanmoof pedals series B to a €34M payout
Ghent diagnostic startup Antelope gets injected with additional €9M
IBM aims to cross 1000 qubit border in 2023
Pandemic drives rise in fab equipment spending
Smarter bug checking by containing the state space explosion
EIT’s corona-tracking bracelet headed for Benelux events
TU Delft starts up robotics master
Nvidia acquires Arm in 40 billion dollar deal

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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