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Taking off might have been the easy part for CITC

The Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC) plane has taken off, but there are a lot more seats to fill. ‘Captain’ Barry Peet explains how he intends to do so.

Headlines

Major setbacks in China’s efforts to boost chip industry
TUE turns up the heat on e-waste
FME and TNO bring together Dutch electrolyzer companies
Agfa inks deal for Clariant’s printed-electronics materials
Samsung takes on TSMC in race to 3nm chips
Horizon Europe budget gets 4 billion boost
Imec launches “advanced RF” initiative for 6G devices
College student trainees help SMEs innovate
NXP helps Amazon to connect cars to the cloud
Antenna Company connects Wi-Fi 6 to enterprise and industrial IoT
VDL and Elringklinger rideshare for fuel-cell systems production
Agfa: continued strong Covid-19 impact, but gradual recovery

Demand for Dutch diagnostic SMEs curves with corona

With the increasing market demand, the corona crisis caused Micronit to ramp up production. This was challenging, because of the disrupted supply chain. However, Micronit CEO Ronny van ’t Oever also sees the opportunities this crisis offers for innovative Dutch medical SMEs like his.

In other news

100 live-cell imagers donated for corona research (Cytosmart)
Vodafoneziggo launches 5G coverage in the Netherlands (Reuters)
Magic Leap cuts half of jobs in major restructuring (Bloomberg)

AI engineering part 2: data versioning and dependency management

Data management, including versioning and dependencies, is a surprisingly complicated topic that many companies haven’t yet wrestled to the ground. But as data is the new oil, it’s critical to take it as seriously as any other asset that you have available in your business.