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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

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control
Intel offers to spread chip investments across Europe
Qutech unveils scalable system for quantum communication

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.