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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

Semiotic Labs gets a new investment and a new identity
Verhaert and Spacetec land contract to support space startups
Philips sees Jeroen Tas step down as innovation chief
Fastned plugs into €150M investment
Automotive drought forces Neways to ax another 100
ASML bags 4.3 billion dollar EUV order from Hynix
A peak inside Samsung’s EUV-made DRAM chips
Eleo gets recharged with Lumipol investment

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.