View this newsletter in your browser.

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

Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots
Applied Materials bumps ASML back to runner-up in semi equipment market
Fastned lands France and €17M for further growth
TU Delft working on smart and communicative solar cells

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!