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ASML’s multi-e-beam metrology tool delayed

After a complication in IP sharing, ASML was forced to start over developing a multi-beam e-beam metrology tool. As a result, the launch of the system was delayed by a year.

Headlines

TU Delft goes deep with new optical imaging method
UT and the University of Münster team up for “intelligent matter”
VLSI: semi equipment market to grow 16.6 percent this year
NWA funding for taking quantum technology to the public
Lionix helps ETH to scale quantum computer
Imec and Ximea partnership brings new hyperspectral camera into focus
CWI gets NWA grant for integrating smart vehicles in society
Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad

EUV profitability moving towards DUV level

Selling EUV scanners is quickly becoming ‘just another business’ for ASML. It will take another year or two before its profitability is up to ASML’s typical level, however.

In other news

Huawei: how the UK’s decision affects the world (BBC)
Scientists create cyborg jellyfish (Caltech)
Smart kettle lights up rural communities (Delta)

How to generate data for machine learning

Rather than improving our data preprocessing activities, we need to generate data in a way that removes the need for any preprocessing at all.