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Tier 1 in times of corona: business as usual, as much as possible

While the coronavirus is causing distress all around the world, most tier-1 suppliers in the Netherlands are able to continue their operations.

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

Thousands of beams light the way to the automotive big league

While most lidar companies focus on miniaturizing existing technologies, Belgium’s Xenomatix created a multi-beam system from scratch, with the automotive industry in mind.

In other news

Samsung: chips likely to prop up virus-hit Q2 (Reuters)
A safe snorkel mask for intensive care workers (Dutchnews)
Imagination tech’s fate hangs as Chinese investors assert rights (EE Times)

Digitalization accelerated

As a leader, you now have a choice to make. Either you change as little as possible with the intent of changing back to your old ways as soon as possible. Or you use this crisis to drive as much change as possible.