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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

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control
Intel offers to spread chip investments across Europe

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.