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Chuck del Prado: mission accomplished?

Chuck del Prado is stepping down as CEO at ASM International, the company his father Arthur founded. Did he do him proud?

Headlines

ASML bags 4.3 billion dollar EUV order from Hynix
A peak inside Samsung’s EUV-made DRAM chips
Eleo gets recharged with Lumipol investment
Holst Centre breaks through with next-generation ultrasound monitor
ASML and Imec take EUV patterning to the limit
VLSI goes quantum in EU Flagship project
Elusive amorphous perovskites may increase solar cell efficiency
Imec finds energy-consumption milestone with new UWB transmitter chip
ASML’s Van den Brink and Imec’s Van den hove inducted into National Academy of Engineering (update)
Report: EU getting more serious about building a European fab
Rob Postma takes the controls at Airbus NL
E-Magy energized with 5 million in funding

After litho, ASML targets chip metrology market

Data is increasingly influencing ASML’s activities. Digital technologies are now essential to keep wafer fabs humming with profitable yields, but for ASML, the underlying knowledge and instruments also translate into growing business opportunities.

In other news

Why Tesla quietly acquired ML start-up Deepscale (Fortune)
The future of Windows is dual-screen (The Verge)
What Google’s quantum supremacy claim means for quantum computing (IEEE Spectrum)

The worst of both worlds

As a leader, you either adopt a new architecture, way of working or organization or you do not and instead keep things as they are. You should, however, avoid any form of compromised, design-by-committee, halfway changes like the plague.