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ASML readies next-gen EUV pellicle for production

ASML expects to supply its customers with a new generation pellicle by the end of the year. Raising transmittance from 83 to 90 percent, it will take away some of the pain of having to use one.

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
New center for THz technology launches at TUE

Klaus Werner cooks up a new solid-state RF training

RF energy systems have undergone a huge transformation since the early days of the tube-based magnetrons. But according to High Tech Institute trainer Klaus Werner, while the crude power of the tube is tough to match, the new generation of solid-state RF ICs offers unprecedented control, efficiency and reproducibility.

In other news

Harman Kardon’s new digital amp, with Axign inside (Forbes)
Samsung titan Lee Kun-hee dies at 78 (CNN)
Trump’s visa crackdown wiped $100B off market value of top US companies (The Register)

Towards business agility 2.0

The second incarnation of business agility provides major benefits, as well as improvements in efficiency and effectiveness that you can’t do without. Go agile, but go 2.0!