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Meet Charles Smit, chairman of BCSemi NL

Charles Smit, recently installed as chairman of Business Cluster Semiconductors The Netherlands, hopes to make a clean sweep of Dutch high tech industry organizations and help make the Chip Integration Technology Centre a success.

Headlines

Imec helps Japan develop leading-edge chips
MEP urges to block Nowi acquisition by Nexperia
Intel says it’s on schedule to regain industry leadership
Autonomous Parkshuttle back in service
Automotive chip market roars to $81B in 2027
2023 semicon expectations vary wildly
US export restrictions hit ASMI a little less than expected

AI predicts battery life

Using machine learning to sort through hundreds of millions of data points, US researchers came up with models to predict useful battery life.

In other news

GloFo to sell 300mm New York fab to On Semi (Anandtech)
Student used USB device to destroy college computers (The Verge)
Samsung’s folding-screen phones fail within days (The Register)

Stolen ASML software in theory still a threat

ASML’s computational litho has become a crucial part of the Veldhoven company’s chip production offering. If copies exist of the stolen Brion software, these could help the Chinese litho supplier Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment to get its machines ready for more advanced production.