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Lithium ion’s sulfury cousin one step closer to commercialization

Adding to much of the research progress in recent years, scientists from Australia’s Monash University have ticked yet another box for getting promising lithium-sulfur battery technology ready for commercial application.

Headlines

Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways
Cottonwood plants €1M into Sencure’s biometric sensing chip
Connect Group expands global reach with IKOR acquisition
Solliance hits perovskite/silicon and perovskite/CIGS records

Ampleon: riding the 5G wave with a smart factory

Ampleon works on developing new 5G technologies, setting up the intelligent factory and professionalizing its supply chain. Head of Global IT, Lody Hoekstra, talks about the journey, use cases and challenges of modernizing the company’s factory.

In other news

Tesla in talks to use cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars (Reuters)
New robot does superior job sampling blood (Rutgers)
Walking plastic delivers packages (TUE)

High tech prepares for AI

Albert van Breemen, an AI specialist speaking at the Machine Learning Conference, tells us what tech companies have to take into account if they want to master the technology.