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Chips as the new toilet paper

A perfect storm of supply and demand factors has prompted the electronics industries to start hoarding semiconductors. This obfuscates how big the imbalance between supply and demand really is.

E-magy looks to accelerate the EV market with next-gen batteries

After developing a new method to create nanosilicon structures for more effective EV batteries, Dutch cleantech company E-magy is putting its money where its mouth is, including its new 5-million-euro investment, to ramp up production and help drive the energy transition.

Building the internet of the future

The demand for data has been exploding over the past years and will continue to do so for this decade to come. How will our telecom networks cope? KPN has partnered up with Eindhoven University of Technology to look at that challenge from every angle.

Headlines

Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant

EMC knowledge overcomes problems in motion systems

Mart Coenen’s experience in the EMC field can be traced back to the early eighties when he set up the first EMC training at Philips. In the meantime, he’s earned his spurs with clients such as the Port of Rotterdam and ASML, and he still talks about his specialism with undiminished enthusiasm.

A pep talk for ASML’s first crew of fifty

CEO Gjalt Smit’s first team presentation at ASML had a big impact. One of the attendees looks back, while Smit outlines the background to this historic pep talk.

In other news

“It’s amazing that NWO can be shut down for so long” (Delta)
How Volkswagen plans to outsell Tesla (Business Insider)
Fire takes out Japanese chip plant, Renesas warns of more shortages (The Register)
NXP and Infineon resume Texas fabs after winter storms (EE Times)
How the EU and Canada can build ‘strategic autonomy’ in manufacturing (Science|Business)

Bits&Chips podcasts: Jaco Friedrich

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 8 of the Bits&Chips podcast, High Tech Institute trainer Jaco Friedrich on the importance of leadership skills.

Ask the headhunter

I came to the Netherlands from Asia six years ago. My initial salary here was ‘adjusted’ for the 30 percent ruling. When this tax scheme ended, my salary took a big dip. I want to earn my old net income again. How to go about this?

10 rules for thriving in a digital world

What does digitalization mean for the typical professional out in industry? How should we adjust the way we work and operate? 10 rules that capture the essence of the requirements for thriving in a digital world.