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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

ICT sheds minority stake in Greenflux
Automotive IC market share slips in 2020 after steady gains since 1998
Arcobel and Core Vision acquired by partner Dual Inventive
Philips and Elekta enhance partnership for personalized oncology care
Demcon delves into the defense domain
ASML suspects stolen IP is being commercialized in China
Dutch hydrogen battery goes commercial
National quantum HQ arises on campus TU Delft
Nearfield Instruments gets €17.5M capital injection
Omnidots’ Swarm sensor secures €1M investment

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.