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Software savvy in the digital era

As the electronics industry evolves into the new digital era, companies are working harder than ever to manage complexity and get to market faster. But with shortening product lifecycles, how do you stay at the leading edge?

Headlines

ASML bags 4.3 billion dollar EUV order from Hynix
A peak inside Samsung’s EUV-made DRAM chips
Eleo gets recharged with Lumipol investment
Holst Centre breaks through with next-generation ultrasound monitor
ASML and Imec take EUV patterning to the limit
VLSI goes quantum in EU Flagship project
Elusive amorphous perovskites may increase solar cell efficiency
Imec finds energy-consumption milestone with new UWB transmitter chip
ASML’s Van den Brink and Imec’s Van den hove inducted into National Academy of Engineering (update)
Report: EU getting more serious about building a European fab

90 years of sensing and control – and now machine learning

Omron has spent nearly 90 years developing innovative technologies to enhance people’s daily lives. According to the company’s European R&D manager Tim Foreman, this takes a commitment to keeping employees challenged and motivated by helping them enhance their skillsets with training.

In other news

Waymo raises $2.25 billion in its first external investment round (Reuters)
Honeywell puts trapped ions on Microsoft’s quantum cloud (Ars Technica)
Python more popular than ever (Wired)

Are you building a minimal viable elephant?

Innovating digital offerings is hard for embedded systems companies and the result often is a ‘minimal viable elephant’ that sees no customer feedback until after the start of manufacturing.