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The expat’s guide to working in Dutch high tech

From an endless loop of deliberations to receiving criticism that can sound downright rude, when you’re new to the Netherlands, the Dutch work culture can seem totally weird.

Headlines

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
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

AI-enhanced glasses for the visually impaired

To assist the visually impaired with increased mobility independence and enhanced text reading capabilities, Yes!Delft start-up Envision is developing its own hands-free, AI-based solution for smart glasses.

In other news

Can the Dutch Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics? (Techcrunch)
Apple puts ‘walkie talkie’ Iphone project on hold (The Information)
HP builds supercomputer for future moon missions (Techspot)

Software engineering: balancing what you make and how you make it

Using three statements on topics such as best software practices, CI/CD, DevOps and consistent documentation, software engineers Aran Vink, Nick van der Veeken and Thom Koomen put into words Itility’s view on the art of software engineering.