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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

Dutch want photonics, AI and quantum in European Chips Act
Axelera AI attracts CTO from IBM Zurich
Samsung increases EUV layers in DRAM to five
Nvidia’s takeover of Arm dealt blow by EU
Hiber’s IoT service links with the UK’s Inmarsat Elera network
Mass production of Samsung’s 3nm node moved to next year
Eleo gives charge to Conmeq’s fully electric mini skid steer
Nowi’s PMIC brings energy autonomy to Nordic’s cellular IoT platform

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.