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90 years of sensing and control – and now machine learning

Omron has spent nearly 90 years developing innovative technologies to enhance people’s daily lives. According to the company’s European R&D manager Tim Foreman, this takes a commitment to keeping employees challenged and motivated by helping them enhance their skillsets with training.

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
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant

Doctors embrace AI: computer calculates best radiation treatment

A computer that calculates an entire series of optimized treatment plans for prostate cancer in 30 seconds – that took some getting used to for medical specialists.

In other news

Jack Welch, legendary General Electric boss, dies at 84 (BBC)
Nokia CEO steps down after more than a decade (Techcrunch)
Europe’s ambitious tech blueprint to take on US and China (Business Insider)

Digitalization: act now, act fast

Without a doubt, the success of our region is also built upon our world-class software engineering skills. So how can it be that our top management fails to understand the strategic significance of software and digitalization?