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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

Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car
Noldus digs its heels in against damning Amnesty report
Salvia’s neurostimulatory foils raise 26 million
Battery patenting activity on a runaway
TNO and Lightyear carpool to advance solar tech
Braincreators and Advantech put heads together for AI on the edge
Differ leads search for better electrolysers
These innovation stimuli are included in the 2021 national budget
Futurelab pockets new investment and a new home at Evoluon
SALD deposits trust in new advisory board
Vanmoof pedals series B to a €34M payout
Ghent diagnostic startup Antelope gets injected with additional €9M

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)

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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.

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