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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

Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
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
Grai Matter Labs gets $14M boost to edge AI
Major setbacks in China’s efforts to boost chip industry
TUE turns up the heat on e-waste
FME and TNO bring together Dutch electrolyzer companies
Agfa inks deal for Clariant’s printed-electronics materials
Samsung takes on TSMC in race to 3nm chips
Horizon Europe budget gets 4 billion boost
Imec launches “advanced RF” initiative for 6G devices
College student trainees help SMEs innovate

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!