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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

“EU wants own sub-5nm fab by 2030”
Dekimo expands east
Micledi displays staying power with €7M investment
“NXP takes a cut from a 2.2 billion dollar patent win”
Hiber launches IoT solution for heavy-machine monitoring
Semiotic Labs gets a new investment and a new identity
Verhaert and Spacetec land contract to support space startups

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.