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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

Airbus NL links with Swedish Space Corp for space-to-ground optical communications
Automotive Campus on its way to private ownership
Frits van Hout to leave ASML
BOM boosts Eindhoven’s Antenna Company with a big line of credit
Philips captures Capsule
Eindhoven tech leaders open the gate to startup success
Etulipa flashes first full-color electrowetting display
ASML and ASMI stand to gain from huge TSMC capex boost
Victor van der Chijs steps down from UT executive board

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.