View this newsletter in your browser.

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

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control
Intel offers to spread chip investments across Europe
Qutech unveils scalable system for quantum communication
Touch Biometrix teams with SystematIC to put its fingerprint on the market
Jeroen Gielens joins TMC Eindhoven as managing director
Nexperia spins out ITEC equipment arm
Einstein Telescope identifies spot on European roadmap
Nexperia acquires UK fab
VDL bows out of Neways battle
Smart Photonics secures €13M million loan for scale-up

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!