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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

South Korea launches 450-billion-dollar semiconductor boost
Envision’s AI-powered smart glasses see €1.5M in new investment
Rocsys rakes in €5.25M investment to scale up and expand globally
Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles

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.