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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

Vodafone probes Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers
Think tank: rejuvenate European IC design before building a fab
New investment primes Delft Circuits for industrialization
Amolf creates perovskite paintings by having the ink react with the canvas
National Growth Fund funds quantum and AI research agendas
TUE develops even smarter smart windows for greenhouses
Bestronics picks BIC to place PCB prototype production
TSMC calls worldwide plans for boosting chip production “unrealistic”

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.