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Salland Engineering ready to accelerate MEMS testing

The world doesn’t seem to be able to get enough of micromechanical sensors. However, the chip industry currently lacks the test technology when it comes to high-volume production of MEMS. Salland Engineering wants to change this by 2020.

Headlines

Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO

Wearable ultrasound from Nijmegen senses your ballooning bladder

In 2014, a urologist from Twente needed a solution to measure bladder content from outside of the body. The answer: an external wearable ultrasound device. Now, Novioscan’s first product has successfully hit the market, with a follow-up expected in early 2020.

In other news

Volkswagen lets its charging robots loose (VW)
Major companies breached, robbed and spied on by Chinese (Fox)
Boeing, Boeing, gone! CEO Muilenburg quits (The Register)

Technology forecasting

Forecasting which promising technologies are going to make it and in what form is the philosopher’s stone with which fortunes, empires and industries are built.