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What to make of Tesla’s “best in the world” self-driving silicon?

Tesla designed “the best chip in the world” for autonomous driving at its first try. Really?

Headlines

UT quantum computing institute doesn’t pick sides
Philips speeds up diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
Sioux expansion builds production abilities
Benelux solar teams fill the podium at European Solar Challenge
Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car
Noldus digs its heels in against damning Amnesty report
Salvia’s neurostimulatory foils raise 26 million
Battery patenting activity on a runaway

Ask the headhunter

“We’ve spent several months talking to VCs for our series A round, but no results have yet been achieved. The most important reason is the trade restrictions the US has imposed on Iran. Some of our company’s key figures have an Iranian background.”

In other news

Google’s Wing has landed FAA approval for drone delivery (Recode)
Tesla lost 702 million dollars last quarter (The Verge)
No 10nm on leaked Intel roadmap (EE Times)

Top jobs

Stolen ASML software in theory still a threat

ASML’s computational litho has become a crucial part of the Veldhoven company’s chip production offering. If copies exist of the stolen Brion software, these could help the Chinese litho supplier Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment to get its machines ready for more advanced production.