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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.

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Braincreators and Advantech put heads together for AI on the edge
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

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.

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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)

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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!?