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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

Frits van Hout to leave ASML
BOM boosts Eindhoven’s Antenna Company with a big line of credit
Philips captures Capsule
Eindhoven tech leaders open the gate to startup success
Etulipa flashes first full-color electrowetting display
ASML and ASMI stand to gain from huge TSMC capex boost
Victor van der Chijs steps down from UT executive board
Grai Matter Labs launches low-latency vision inferencer

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.