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Hot electrons give up the goods

Harvesting the energy of so-called hot electrons in perovskites is surprisingly easy, suggests a study by the University of Groningen and Nanyang Technological University. The finding may help to increase the efficiency of perovskite solar panels.

Headlines

Semi lobbies against US export controls
Denoize receives Uniiq investment to turn down outside noise
Philips finishes strong in 2020
Airbus NL links with Swedish Space Corp for space-to-ground optical communications
Automotive Campus on its way to private ownership
Frits van Hout to leave ASML

If you already know everything, how will you ever learn something new?

Thermo Fisher software manager Reinier Perquin believes that providing his employees with training opportunities not only helps bring in new personnel, but it also keeps his people fresh.

In other news

Can photonic chips save Bitcoin? (MIT Review)
SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top (BBC)
This transforming drone can be fired straight out of a cannon (The Verge)

Why you’re a product + service business

Companies need to overcome their traditional biases and create an optimal mix of products and services, as well as a good mix of business models to satisfy the entire customer base.