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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

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
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control
Intel offers to spread chip investments across Europe
Qutech unveils scalable system for quantum communication

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.