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Forging the Dutch industrial ALD hub

By fostering collaboration between companies focusing on atomic layer deposition as well as infusing them with the latest research results, a new TUE-led project aims to take the already strong Dutch presence in this field to the next level.

Put on your sustainability glasses once in a while and go blue

It’s only a matter of time before sustainability becomes a requirement for all machines and systems. Jeroen Rondeel of Blue Engineering explains how developers can make a world of difference with just a few simple tools.

Headlines

Dutch public-private consortium gets €95M for research on reliable AI
TUE spinoff Antennex signals it’s open for business
Nowi partners with Opticon to power energy-autonomous shopping labels
Kendrion locks up 3T acquisition
Quantum computing unicorn considers European HQ near Imec
Semiconductor boom might turn to glut in 2023, says IDC
The Netherlands joins European chip collaboration
$12M seed round brings Dutch stealth startup Axelera AI to light
Loop Robots cleans up with a $2M seed investment
TU Delft and NFI investigate next-gen forensic photography

Teaching the factory a lesson

Angelo Hulshout has the ambition to bring the benefits of production agility to the market and set up a new business around that. Once we’ve retrieved the data from the factory, what to do with it?

Young ASML had electrons on its roadmap

In its early days, ASML was convinced that optical litho would only last for another decade. It seriously considered investing in next-generation lithography and even sold direct-write systems.

In other news

Besi sees results exceed expectations (press release)
Feike Sijbesma appointed Philips chairman (press release)
TU Delft closes iconic EEMCS high-rise for preventive reasons (Delta)
Biden to press for $37B to boost chip manufacturing amid shortfall (Reuters)
Fisker and Foxconn to collaborate on EVs (Automotive World)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Hans van den Vlekkert

René Raaijmakers talks to the innovators driving the high-tech industry. Listen (in Dutch) to researchers, developers and decision-makers speak about trends, technology, business and their motivations. In edition 4 of the Bits&Chips podcast, serial entrepreneur and Quix CEO Hans van den Vlekkert.

Ask the headhunter

After 15 years, my job no longer challenges me. To improve my opportunities on the labor market, I’ve started a part-time MBA. I’ve asked my boss if I could work less, but he doesn’t see any options.

Culture versus strategy

While it’s true that culture eats strategy for breakfast, it doesn’t mean that you can’t realize changes in the company culture that facilitate the strategy you’re looking to operationalize.