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Merger of European T&M providers powers Electro Rent’s global ambition

Recently, it was announced that three European electronics test and measurement equipment companies were joining forces. Now that Electro Rent Europe, Microlease and Livingston have consolidated, what impact will it have on Benelux customers?

Headlines

Major setbacks in China’s efforts to boost chip industry
TUE turns up the heat on e-waste
FME and TNO bring together Dutch electrolyzer companies
Agfa inks deal for Clariant’s printed-electronics materials
Samsung takes on TSMC in race to 3nm chips
Horizon Europe budget gets 4 billion boost
Imec launches “advanced RF” initiative for 6G devices
College student trainees help SMEs innovate
NXP helps Amazon to connect cars to the cloud
Antenna Company connects Wi-Fi 6 to enterprise and industrial IoT
VDL and Elringklinger rideshare for fuel-cell systems production
Agfa: continued strong Covid-19 impact, but gradual recovery

Corona crisis sparks Flemish fever scanner demand

As the corona crisis develops, Belgian Avalasia is being flooded with orders for its fever scanner. The camera, combined with heat vision, can measure the body temperature of individuals within large crowds. Originally marketing it as military equipment, the company couldn’t have predicted the sudden demand.

In other news

Samsung to end all LCD production by end 2020 (Reuters)
SIA: designate semi industry “essential” (Electronics Weekly)
Medtronic is sharing its ventilator specs and code (Techcrunch)

Focus on outcomes for cross-functional teams

With most of the people in industry working from home, perhaps the time has come to reinvent your organization. Focus on setting outcome targets, not on telling people how to get there.