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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

Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO

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)

AI is not big data analytics

Artificial intelligence doesn’t require the same preconditions as data analytics. Instead, you can start with AI today, just using the data that you have available.