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The stable and efficient blue OLED makes its debut

High efficiency, low cost and long lifetime: pick two when it comes to making a blue OLED. Though not quite ready for commercial application, Japanese researchers may have found the solution.

The hidden costs of software inventory

Many CEOs, CFOs and business owners will have experienced the impact of not delivering planned innovations on time. Oftentimes, the software team is (perceived to be) the main bottleneck. While investments in skills and processes can help, a significant contributor is frequently overlooked: the software inventory.

Headlines

ICT sheds minority stake in Greenflux
Automotive IC market share slips in 2020 after steady gains since 1998
Arcobel and Core Vision acquired by partner Dual Inventive
Philips and Elekta enhance partnership for personalized oncology care
Demcon delves into the defense domain
ASML suspects stolen IP is being commercialized in China
Dutch hydrogen battery goes commercial
National quantum HQ arises on campus TU Delft
Nearfield Instruments gets €17.5M capital injection

Keeping an AI on astronauts’ emotions

The European Space Agency turned to the PDEng Software Technology program to develop an artificial intelligence system that can detect the emotions of astronauts on challenging deep-space missions.

Why ASML isn’t going full-throttle on EUV this year

ASML isn’t utilizing its full EUV scanner manufacturing capacity this year, even though customers would love to get more. Why?

In other news

Two more TUE labs join Dutch AI network (press release)
Covid tanks Barco’s 2020 results (press release)
Taiwan says chipmakers to prioritize auto chips (Reuters)
Second European battery cell alliance includes BMW, Tesla (Electrive)
Startup EdgeQ exploits synergy between 5G and AI (EE Times)

How “ASML’s architects” was published in China and reprinted three times

Within a quarter, over 20 thousand copies of the Chinese version of “ASML’s architects” were sold in China. Chinese publisher PT Press reports that the book is now in its fourth edition.

Make happy customers

Make sure to create a clear profile of the type of customer you’re looking to serve. In the end, the goal isn’t to make all customers happy but to make the customers that you want to serve happy.

Good product ownership key for high predictability

Assigning a key role to the product owner is far more effective than traditional project management with a focus on planning, registration and known unknowns. I believe this traditional approach is one of the root causes of low predictability.