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Qutech: building a quantum delta, one (qu)bit at a time

Even though quantum technologies are only just starting to take shape, now is the time to consider the opportunities they present – both to enhance existing business and to generate new opportunities. In the Netherlands, the Qutech initiative is leading the effort to bootstrap a quantum industry in the Dutch delta.

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

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.

In other news

Caltech scores $1.1B patent verdict against Apple and Broadcom (Techcrunch)
Germany breaks Korea’s streak as most innovative nation (Bloomberg)
European Parliament votes for universal smartphone charger (BBC)

Today’s fish

I was struck by the similarity between technology hypes and my current natural habitat: politics.