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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

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
Imec and KU Leuven flout Tesla’s keyless entry
Plant imaging goes low code
Grai Matter Labs gets $14M boost to edge AI
Major setbacks in China’s efforts to boost chip industry
TUE turns up the heat on e-waste

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.