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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

TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”
Trillion+ semiconductor units shipped again this year
Airbus and TNO link on laser-based aircraft communication
ICT accelerates growth plan with Profit and Strypes NL acquisitions
Port of Rotterdam commissions 77 hybrid-electrical AGVs with VDL
Sirius Medical goes international with US approval and UK implant
TSMC pouring 100 billion in capacity expansion
Delft SEM tweak results in 20x faster imaging

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.