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Taking performance analysis to the system level

Within the Maestro project, ASML and TNO-ESI are working on a model-based methodology to diagnose and predict system performance. Building on a tool developed in an earlier collaboration, they’re looking to reactively identify and analyze productivity issues in the field as they’re gradually moving on to proactively tackling potential problems.


ASML’s customers are playing the waiting game

ASML is still waiting for next year’s order book to fill up as its customers wrestle with macroeconomic uncertainty.


Dimenco acquired by Leia

The Veldhoven-based 3D display company has been acquired by its US industry peer.


Wi-Fi pioneer Cees Links joins Twente photonics startup

Cees Links has agreed to become CEO of Superlight Photonics, an Enschede-based integrated-photonics startup working on energy-efficient supercontinuum lasers.


NXP takes 10 percent stake in German TSMC fab

NXP, Robert Bosch and Infineon will each own a 10 percent stake in a yet-to-be-established European subsidiary of TSMC.


Philips gets boost from billionaire family that co-owns Ferrari

Exor, the Agnelli family’s investment vehicle, acquired a 15 percent stake in Philips for roughly 2.6 billion euros.


July’s news roundup: EU Chips Act, NXP’s Q2, China and more

While the editors were away on holiday, the European Chips Act was officially adopted, Quix Quantum appointed a CFO, solar foil startup Enfoil emerged in Flanders, NXP reported Q2 results, concerns were raised about China’s push into mature semiconductors and ASML hired 100 researchers from Philips.

In other news

TSMC installs first EUV machine in US (Focus Taiwan)
Germany plans to double AI funding in race with China and US (Reuters)
Two big GaN players face off in patent dispute (EE Times)
Robotaxis are driving on thin ice (The Verge)

Top jobs



Ask the headhunter

After many years of doing purely technical work I’ve been asked to take on management tasks. For want of adequate support from my company, what can I do to better carry out my new role?


There’s no such thing as “the architecture”

The architecture has no clear boundary with the rest of the system, it’s continuously evolving and it’s the embodiment of the company’s business strategy and any change to the strategy affects the architecture as well.


Prodrive appoints Koen ten Hove as chief development officer

Van Hove succeeds Katja Pahnke as the head of the company’s product development and engineering organization.


Another analyst sees semiconductor downturn ending

The semiconductor appears to be nearing the end of the downcycle, Semi and Techinsights report.


Report: Chinese chip gear maker readies 28nm-node immersion scanner

Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment Group is said to ship an immersion ArF scanner capable of producing 28nm chips later this year.


Making electron microscopes smarter, Tesla-style

From Eindhoven, Yolanda van Dinther is building a global software team that’s propelling Thermo Fisher Scientific in its digital transformation. “We’ve come a long way in making our electron microscopes even smarter with software, data and AI.”