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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

A peak inside Samsung’s EUV-made DRAM chips
Eleo gets recharged with Lumipol investment
Holst Centre breaks through with next-generation ultrasound monitor
ASML and Imec take EUV patterning to the limit
VLSI goes quantum in EU Flagship project
Elusive amorphous perovskites may increase solar cell efficiency

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.