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Harnessing lithium’s explosive chemistry for better batteries

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the fathers of the lithium-ion battery. Together, they found a way to channel lithium’s explosive nature into something useful.

Headlines

Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots
Applied Materials bumps ASML back to runner-up in semi equipment market
Fastned lands France and €17M for further growth

Record number of orders mark next phase of EUV adoption

The first ‘EUV devices’ are on the market, but that’s only the beginning. The number of EUV layers in chips will keep increasing and that’s good news for ASML – but also a bit of a challenge.

In other news

Infineon flies under the radar on Google’s Soli (EE Times)
How Pebble smartwatches are getting a second life (Ifixit)
America’s first commercial drone delivery service launched (Medium)

Will the IoT be secure?

The honest answer is probably no. But there’s no need to despair. We all live our daily lives making reasonable assessments of how to stay out of trouble. This applies to the IoT as well.