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Photonics startup Mantispectra takes chemical analysis out of the lab

Who says chemical analysis needs to be performed in a laboratory, by well-trained personnel? Thanks to a photonic-chip-based spectral sensing system being commercialized by startup Mantispectra, classifying and quantifying material composition will never be easier.

Headlines

Airbus NL links with Swedish Space Corp for space-to-ground optical communications
Automotive Campus on its way to private ownership
Frits van Hout to leave ASML
BOM boosts Eindhoven’s Antenna Company with a big line of credit
Philips captures Capsule
Eindhoven tech leaders open the gate to startup success
Etulipa flashes first full-color electrowetting display
ASML and ASMI stand to gain from huge TSMC capex boost

IoT and PC-based control to utilize manufacturing and machine data

Machines, devices and plants produce more and more data as they become smarter and more networked. Smart industry promises to turn these huge amounts of data into valuable information. Beckhoff and Mathworks show how this challenge can be tackled.

In other news

Amazon is working on its own quantum computer (Bloomberg)
Deepmind co-founder: gaming inspired AI breakthrough (BBC)
German EUV developers awarded Deutscher Zukunftspreis (Fraunhofer)

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5G will swing up the number of IoT applications

5G opens up a wealth of new possibilities, which all need electronic device support. More and more, electronic assemblies are being built into applications that were never connected before.