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Stolen ASML software in theory still a threat

ASML’s computational litho has become a crucial part of the Veldhoven company’s chip production offering. If copies exist of the stolen Brion software, these could help the Chinese litho supplier Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment to get its machines ready for more advanced production.

Headlines

Dutch want photonics, AI and quantum in European Chips Act
Axelera AI attracts CTO from IBM Zurich
Samsung increases EUV layers in DRAM to five
Nvidia’s takeover of Arm dealt blow by EU
Hiber’s IoT service links with the UK’s Inmarsat Elera network
Mass production of Samsung’s 3nm node moved to next year
Eleo gives charge to Conmeq’s fully electric mini skid steer
Nowi’s PMIC brings energy autonomy to Nordic’s cellular IoT platform
Delft nanocoating startup secures €10M investment

AI predicts battery life

Using machine learning to sort through hundreds of millions of data points, US researchers came up with models to predict useful battery life.

In other news

TSMC books steepest quarterly profit drop in over seven years (Reuters)
5G mobile modems: Apple and Qualcomm strike deal, Intel exits (The Verge)
IBM posts mixed Q1 results but stresses cloud sales (ZDNet)

The fuss about IP theft at ASML is pure hypocrisy

A few former ASML employees have stolen unique knowledge. Parliament is upset. Our high tech knowledge has been pinched and Dutch interests have been damaged! Really!?