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Getting the data out

Angelo Hulshout has taken up the challenge to bring the benefits of production agility to the market and set up a new business around that. The first challenge: getting the data out of the factory.

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”
Trillion+ semiconductor units shipped again this year
Airbus and TNO link on laser-based aircraft communication
ICT accelerates growth plan with Profit and Strypes NL acquisitions
Port of Rotterdam commissions 77 hybrid-electrical AGVs with VDL

Power duo puts all their effort into Eindhoven Engine

With the High Tech Systems Center’s integration into Eaisi, figureheads Katja Pahnke and Maarten Steinbuch think it’s time to hand over the baton. They now have their hands free for their next Apollo project: Eindhoven Engine.

In other news

Philips said to shortlist Asian suitors for $4B unit (Bloomberg)
China won’t meet its chip goals (IC Insights)
UK competition authority to investigate Arm-Nvidia deal (Electronics Weekly)
Teledyne to acquire Flir in a $8B deal (Evertiq)

News on Thursday

Bits&Chips newsletter is moving to once a week. Check in on Thursdays to follow the latest developments from the Dutch and Belgian high-tech industry.

Ecosystem repositioning

The digital transformation almost always requires strategic repositioning in your business ecosystem. This is complex and calls for careful strategizing and execution. The alternative is that both you and the ecosystem get disrupted.

Building bridges

There’s ample industrialization support within the hype cycle up until the peak of inflated expectations and following the plateau of productivity. In between, the trough of disillusionment causes these two phases of innovation transfer to be disconnected. As a result, a lot of academic value gets stuck.