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“Testing is tattooed on my forehead”

When he was a student, he didn’t have the slightest interest in chips, let alone in testing them. Now, Erik Jan Marinissen is an authority in the IC test and design-for-test arena and even teaches on the subject.

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

A challenge to Bits&Chips readers

Now that the coronavirus is surging again, people need a ray of hope, a credible perspective that they can regain some of their freedom soon. Can technology provide it?

In other news

Qualcomm receives US permission to sell 4G chips to Huawei (Reuters)
Apple unveils first Mac powered by its own M1 chip (BBC)
Python creator Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft (ZDNet)

So much data, so little value

Many companies claim to gather so much data, but the amount of value generated from that data is very small. In my experience, there are at least three factors at play: sense of ownership, local optimization and cost of ‘productizing’ data.