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How the Del Prados got into the semiconductor business

After stumbling into Dean Knapic and his promising silicon business, Arthur del Prado joined a burgeoning but auspicious industry.

Headlines

Vodafone probes Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers
Think tank: rejuvenate European IC design before building a fab
New investment primes Delft Circuits for industrialization
Amolf creates perovskite paintings by having the ink react with the canvas
National Growth Fund funds quantum and AI research agendas
TUE develops even smarter smart windows for greenhouses
Bestronics picks BIC to place PCB prototype production
TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”
Trillion+ semiconductor units shipped again this year

Harnessing lithium’s explosive chemistry for better batteries

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the fathers of the lithium-ion battery. Together, they found a way to channel lithium’s explosive nature into something useful.

In other news

Billionaire Bezos unveils plans to land humans on Moon (The Register)
Tesla ekes out a profit as all eyes turn to its China Gigafactory (The Verge)
Antwerp gets Europe’s first industrial solar concentrator farm (Port of Antwerp)

How clean is your data?

It’s important to realize that although data is the new oil, it does require careful collection and processing to deliver on the promise of data-driven decision making, accurate and reliable training of ML/DL models and monetizing your data.