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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

“EU wants own sub-5nm fab by 2030”
Dekimo expands east
Micledi displays staying power with €7M investment
“NXP takes a cut from a 2.2 billion dollar patent win”
Hiber launches IoT solution for heavy-machine monitoring
Semiotic Labs gets a new investment and a new identity
Verhaert and Spacetec land contract to support space startups
Philips sees Jeroen Tas step down as innovation chief
Fastned plugs into €150M investment

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.

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