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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

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
ICT: “Covid makes it hard to attract talent”

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.