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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

Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways
Cottonwood plants €1M into Sencure’s biometric sensing chip

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.