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Wearable ultrasound from Nijmegen senses your ballooning bladder

In 2014, a urologist from Twente needed a solution to measure bladder content from outside of the body. The answer: an external wearable ultrasound device. Now, Novioscan’s first product has successfully hit the market, with a follow-up expected in early 2020.

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
Qutech unveils scalable system for quantum communication

How ASMI became the key supplier of semicon ALD equipment

Twenty years ago, a small Finnish company called Microchemistry held the key to continuing Moore’s Law. From twelve contenders, it picked ASM International to scale up – to the great delight of Intel.

In other news

Russia joins race to make quantum dreams a reality (Nature)
A battery based on seawater, free of heavy metals (IBM)
Chinese chip companies get the most government support, says OECD (Electronics Weekly)

Why care about purpose in business?

Business can’t just be about making money. We have the obligation to hold ourselves to a higher standard. What’s the purpose of your company? With Christmas and New Year upon us, I encourage all of us to reflect on why we do what we do.