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IBM 2nm chip might put Intel back on track

IBM has just popped the lid on 2nm technology. As a research partner, it might help Intel catch up with TSMC.

Dutch semicon is challenged to synchronize with EU priorities

With ASML and NXP, the small Netherlands is a European heavyweight in semiconductors. It can’t afford not to join the new program IPCEI to strengthen the EU chip industry. The decisive factor is how the Dutch industry’s plans relate to the EU’s wishes.

Headlines

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control
Intel offers to spread chip investments across Europe
Qutech unveils scalable system for quantum communication
Touch Biometrix teams with SystematIC to put its fingerprint on the market
Jeroen Gielens joins TMC Eindhoven as managing director

Asperitas and ITRenew bring sustainable, PnP datacenter solutions full circle

Asperitas and US-based ITRenew are teaming up to show how combining immersion cooling and IT recycling can not only enhance the circular economy but help customers realize serious gains in computing power while reducing environmental impact and cutting the total cost of ownership.

NLR launches research center to keep knowledge on composites moving forward

NLR is teaming up with material and technology experts to launch the Development Center for Maintenance of Composites, aimed at enhancing knowledge and technology to keep the composites world moving.

In other news

Global chip shortage to persist until Q2 2022 (Gartner)
ASML sets up shop in Korea (Sam Mobile)
Flemish autonomous shuttles without safety stewards by the end of 2022 (Flanders Make)
Quantumscape and VW aim to build solid-state batteries in Germany (press release)
China’s Mars rover sends back first images from the surface (CNET)

Top jobs

Bits&Chips podcasts: Arthur del Prado (part 3)

René Raaijmakers talks to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen (in Dutch) to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In this week’s edition of the Bits&Chips podcast, tech historian Jorijn van Duijn on Arthur del Prado, the godfather of Dutch high tech (part 3).

The future of work

The pandemic has taught businesses the importance of placing trust in employees. Let’s keep it that way.

Rule 7: Think holistic

In a digital world, the pace of change is fast and increasing. Therefore, it’s important to think holistically, to accept that there’s much that we don’t know or even can’t know and to experiment where possible.

Rule 8: Be proactive

In a rapidly evolving and changing digital world, we can’t afford to be passive and reactive, waiting for others to tell us what to do. Instead, we need to proactively pursue our purpose and the associated outcomes.