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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

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

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.