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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

Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways
Cottonwood plants €1M into Sencure’s biometric sensing chip

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.