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ASML: if we can’t ship it to China, we’ll ship it somewhere else

Whether ASML should be allowed to sell EUV scanners to China may be a geopolitical hot-button issue, the company itself is rather indifferent on it. Its scanners will sell out one way or another.

Headlines

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
TU Delft working on smart and communicative solar cells
Chip industry to grow 6 percent, top 15 by twice as much
Imec and KU Leuven flout Tesla’s keyless entry
Plant imaging goes low code

Lightyears away from production

Despite the wave of excitement behind Lightyear’s hybrid solar/electric vehicle prototype, the Helmond-based startup still has much to prove to deliver on promises of mass production. As the timeline continues to shrink, will the Lightyear One ever make it to the market?

In other news

Huawei CEO to the US: bring it on (CNN)
Musk: SpaceX will send NASA astronauts to space in Q2 (TNW)
Crowdfunding keeps German solar car startup in business (Bloomberg)

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