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ASML is too convenient a target for the US

ASML shouldn’t be singled out as the only semiconductor company to be restricted. If the US wants to cut off China, at the very least, ban American technology too.

Headlines

CWI gets NWA grant for integrating smart vehicles in society
Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots
Applied Materials bumps ASML back to runner-up in semi equipment market

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.

In other news

These were the most talked-about products at CES (CNN)
Tesla’s market value zooms past that of GM and Ford - combined (Reuters)
CEO outlook: 2020 vision (Semiconductor Engineering)

The game plan for 2020

Companies need to significantly increase their exploration at the expense of exploitation. To achieve this, they require a game plan to identify new opportunities and detect disruption risks.