Business

TechnoFusion sold to International Rectifier

24 April, 2002

International Rectifier Corporation, based in the USA, and Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands, has announced the sale of TechnoFusion GmbH, a maker of power generation systems for automotive electronics, to International Rectifier (IR).


IT&T performance in corporate Australia

03 April, 2002

East & Partners’ quarterly benchmark of IT&T supplier performance, has just been released.


World's first high-performance Linux DAFS cluster

13 March, 2002

Fujitsu has announced its success in realising the world's first high-performance Linux cluster system using direct access file system (DAFS) high-speed file sharing protocol and InfiniBand inter-memory data transfer.


PDA shipments rise, but growth rate slows

15 February, 2002

According to Cahners In-Stat/MDR, global shipments of personal digital assistants (PDAs) grew 17% in 2001 despite a weak global economy and continuing erosion of consumer confidence, however this represents a significant slowdown growth rate from the previous year.


Increase in demand for Aussie IT execs

21 January, 2002

The crisis of confidence in Australian business circles may be over with demand for executive employees in December rising for the first time in five months, according to the E.L Executive Demand index.


IBM to cut 1,000 jobs

12 December, 2001

IBM is to cut just under 5%, or 1,000 jobs, of its workforce in its microelectronics division due to decreased demand for semiconductors.


Solectron closes in NSW

22 November, 2001

Solectron is to close its manufacturing plant in Sydney in 2002, laying off 490 people.


IPC-A-610C Amendment 1: Acceptability of electronic assemblies

13 November, 2001

Amendment 1 to IPC-A-610C has just been released by the IPC.


Kyocera Mita makes Sydney a hub

08 November, 2001

Kyocera Mita's operations in the Asia-Pacific will be focused through a Sydney regional headquarters.


PC spending to fall

07 November, 2001

Estimates of the PC industry show annual spending is set to decline for the first time.


Alcatel cuts 10,000 jobs globally

05 November, 2001

Alcatel has announced it is cutting another 10,000 jobs (9% of its work force).


Unisys to cut 3000 jobs

22 October, 2001

Unisys has just disclosed plans to cut 3000 jobs as it reported that its earnings slumped 50% in the last quarter.


AEEMA awards 2001

16 October, 2001

The Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association annual excellence awards presentation, will be held next week, Wednesday 24 October, in Sydney's Australian Technology Park.


Australia predicted IT growth

16 October, 2001

The Asia Pacific IT industry, and consequently electronics industry, is expected to register lower revenues due to the global economic downturn and terrorist attacks, with Australia expected to be one of the most affected countries.


Alcatel job losses

15 October, 2001

A rationalisation of Alcatel's submarine cable making operations has seen the loss of 320 jobs in Australia, as its Port Botany plant in Sydney is placed in neutral.


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