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Delft Semiconductor takes off by landing first big customers

Start-up Delft Semiconductor has designed the power management block for an automotive battery management IC developed by Datang NXP and is working on a current sense amplifier for one of the team’s former employers.

Headlines

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
Sirius Medical goes international with US approval and UK implant

Chuck del Prado: mission accomplished?

Chuck del Prado is stepping down as CEO at ASM International, the company his father Arthur founded. Did he do him proud?

In other news

Dialog to acquire German IIoT chipmaker Creative Chips (Evertiq)
Osram takeover battle set for next round after AMS bid fails (Bloomberg)
Thales and Verint release Cyberthreat Handbook (Infosecurity Magazine)

Cultural communications

In his short time working as a technology editor, Collin Arocho has actually come to be a fan of the Dutch style of communication. While it takes him out of his comfort zone and definitely takes some getting used to, this sort of direct dialogue can be very helpful as you almost always know exactly where you stand.