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US-Chinese trade war leaves semicon industry in limbo

As the US government implements one export restriction after another, the semiconductor industry is left wondering where it will end.

Headlines

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
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways
Cottonwood plants €1M into Sencure’s biometric sensing chip
Connect Group expands global reach with IKOR acquisition
Solliance hits perovskite/silicon and perovskite/CIGS records
ICT: “Covid makes it hard to attract talent”
NXP: tight chip supply won’t be resolved before end of the year
Endeit Capital earmarks ‎€250M for Europe’s digital future
TU Delft secures ERC grant for smart energy and transportation control
Intel CEO to meet with EU officials
Phix and Quix take on photonic quantum processor packaging
TNO connects with Johns Hopkins for collaborative R&D
Rocsys, Grivix and VDL ETS go big with robotic EV charging for HD vehicles

Making Europe a globally recognized force in software

Embedded and cyber-physical systems are at the core of Europe’s future competitiveness. Value is shifting from components to systems and solutions. Artemis president Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni explains how this upcoming market is both an opportunity and a threat to our continent.

In other news

IC gear orders boom as US export controls loom (EE Times)
NXP launches virus-beating drone competition (Electronics Weekly)
Meyer Burger moves to become a solar cell and module manufacturer (PV Magazine)

Better all the time

With business models increasingly moving from transactional to continuous, the product that’s being monetized by the business model needs to constantly improve as well. One can’t exist without the other!