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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

Fastned lands France and €17M for further growth
TU Delft working on smart and communicative solar cells
Chip industry to grow 6 percent, top 15 by twice as much
Imec and KU Leuven flout Tesla’s keyless entry
Plant imaging goes low code
Grai Matter Labs gets $14M boost to edge AI
Major setbacks in China’s efforts to boost chip industry

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.