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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

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board

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)

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.