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NXP sees SiGe surge for mobile WLAN and 5G

While business in automotive is experiencing an unanticipated slowdown, NXP finds its RF front-ends in high demand.

Headlines

TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”
Trillion+ semiconductor units shipped again this year
Airbus and TNO link on laser-based aircraft communication
ICT accelerates growth plan with Profit and Strypes NL acquisitions
Port of Rotterdam commissions 77 hybrid-electrical AGVs with VDL
Sirius Medical goes international with US approval and UK implant
TSMC pouring 100 billion in capacity expansion
Delft SEM tweak results in 20x faster imaging
Quantum photonics company Quix makes its first sale
Inmarsat files suit over Dutch government 5G spectrum allocation

Helping breakthrough startups across the valley of death

Startups that bravely develop new advanced technology should be cherished the most, but their very nature makes them most susceptible to failure. Former startup entrepreneur Henk Zeegers offers advice on how to increase their chances.

In other news

Lithium producers must wait as pandemic slows EV revolution (Reuters)
Bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way (The Register)
This classic calculator was literally reverse engineered from the bare metal (IEEE Spectrum)

Digital business: automated at heart

Going digital is challenging, but the alternative is to remain a traditional company and risk being disrupted.