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Dutch collaborators bring high-performance motion systems to a whole new stage

In the field of chip-making equipment development, the Netherlands is planted firmly on the cutting edge. To stay ahead of the ever-evolving demands and consumer expectations, key players in Dutch high tech are teaming up as part of the Imsys-3D public-private partnership to create next-generation high-performance motion systems.

Headlines

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

Understanding how to generate value – within time and budget

As a project manager, system architect and crisis manager in the high-tech industry, Luud Engels has a reputation for not mincing words. In addition to his consultancy work, he recently started as a system architecture trainer at High Tech Institute. “Clear communication is key in complex development environments.”

In other news

Chip market: +4% this year, +12% next year (Electronics Weekly)
Facebook wants to put smart glasses on your face next year (CNET)
AI-driven robot Mayflower recreates historic voyage (BBC)

Nvidia-Arm deal will never happen

Arm being owned by Nvidia is like TSMC designing its own smartphone chips. It will never happen.

Innovation and character light the path to IMS success

In high tech, companies of all sizes are looking to stay at the cutting edge of innovation. According to Martin Langkamp and Martijn Bouwhuis of Almelo-based IMS, it comes down to a few key factors: keeping the employees interested, keeping the workplace light and focusing on personal development through training.