Business

Semikron and STMicroelectronics team up

23 April, 2006

Semikron International and STMicroelectronics are teaming up to develop and deliver integrated power modules for industrial, consumer, and automotive markets, embedding ST’s industry-leading power devices in Semikron’s SEMITOP power packages.


60,000 additional electronic components added online

12 April, 2006

RS Components, distributor of electrical, electronic, automation, mechanical and T&M products, has launched a new Extended Range of components on its website.


AEEMA looking to US market

21 March, 2006

The Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (AEEMA) will be establishing Australia's inaugural exhibition at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas in 2007.


AIIA and AEEMA proposed merger will not proceed

24 February, 2006

After a period of extensive investigation, the boards of both the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (AEEMA) have now decided to work together on common interests in close collaboration, rather than to proceed with a formal merger.


Anritsu takeover

20 February, 2006

Anritsu has bought NetTest. With headquarters in Copenhagen, NetTest has 480 employees and R&D locations in the US, France and Italy.


New material means 'x-ray specs' no longer required

20 February, 2006

A new optical effect has been created in a London laboratory that means solid objects such as walls could one day be rendered transparent, scientists have reported in the journal Nature Materials.


Chinese facility up and running

19 January, 2006

Kingston Technology's manufacturing subsidiary, Kingston Technology Electronics Co Ltd, has opened its new China manufacturing facility.


Vishay awarded french award

13 January, 2006

Vishay Intertechnology has won an award from the French association SPDEI, which includes over 40 distributors of electronic componentry.


B&R/Hager reach 50

29 December, 2005

B&R and Hager this year celebrate their 50th anniversaries. They were independently founded in 1955, on opposite sides of the world. In Australia, both companies came together 11 years ago to form the joint venture company Hager B&R.


Agreement ends

24 October, 2005

Soanar and Infineon Technologies have mutually agreed to end their distribution agreement in Australia and New Zealand at the end of December. After two years working together both companies have decided to pursue other interests.


Erni in Japan

28 August, 2005

Erni has appointed two distributors in Japan - Tokyo Electron Device (TED) and Takumi Shoji Co.


Soanar sold

20 June, 2005

Fermionics Group is acquiring the businesses of Hagemeyer Asia Pacific Electronics across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and India. The businesses include Soanar Electronics, Soanar Plus and Hcom.


Varian sale completed

15 June, 2005

Varian has completed the sale of its Electronics Manufacturing business to Jabil Circuit.


Test system - a sound investment?

05 June, 2005 by Paul Carter, Cochlear Ltd | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

Cochlear faced the challenge of reducing escalating costs and development time for a new generation of hearing implants by creating an automated, mixed-signal test system using off-the-shelf technology


Associations propose merge

02 May, 2005

The Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), John Price, and the President of the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (AEEMA), Christopher Janssen have announced that the Boards of both organisations had agreed to undertake a feasibility study of a proposal to merge and create a much larger industry grouping comprising the diverse technology-based and industry sectors which underpin Australia's economy.


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