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Ushio sells its first EUV light source

Ushio has received the first acceptance of its laser-assisted discharge produced (LDP) EUV light source. After 15 years of development, the company may earn a place in the EUV arena after all – in the mask shops, not the fab, though.

Headlines

Dutch want photonics, AI and quantum in European Chips Act
Axelera AI attracts CTO from IBM Zurich
Samsung increases EUV layers in DRAM to five
Nvidia’s takeover of Arm dealt blow by EU
Hiber’s IoT service links with the UK’s Inmarsat Elera network
Mass production of Samsung’s 3nm node moved to next year
Eleo gives charge to Conmeq’s fully electric mini skid steer
Nowi’s PMIC brings energy autonomy to Nordic’s cellular IoT platform

Demcon acquires slice of FPGA specialist Qbaylogic

UT spin-off Qbaylogic intends to position its Clash language as the third language for programming FPGAs, in addition to and above VHDL and Verilog. Demcon’s involvement will enable the company to grow further and develop new products.

In other news

Arm to offer access to its R&D (Electronics Weekly)
Facebook working on smart glasses with Ray-Ban (CNBC)
TSMC’s 7nm lead time triples (Tom’s Hardware)

Variability and DevOps

When adopting DevOps, companies shouldn’t kill product variants indiscriminately but maintain each variant that adds business value.