In the wake of the Federal Government's new Innovation Action Plan, leading industry groups have called for more to be done to raise the profile of R&D and innovation in Australia.
Melbourne-based Innovonics Ltd has agreed to design, build and supply EDI Rail with communications and surveillance equipment sets for the first 20 trains of Sydney's latest fleet over the next two years.
Australian electronics concern Omnitech Holdings announced it had secured multi-million dollar contracts in Brazil and China.
Philips Components has announced alliances with several technology companies, namely Cambridge Silicon Radio, Intersil Corp, Silicon Wave and WIDCOMM.
The EMC 2000 Symposium was held in Washington with a record number of attendees and exhibitors.
The ACA is conducting a voluntary trials of materials for self-assessing electromagnetic radiation (EMR) compliance.
The inaugural AEEMA Excellence Awards have recognised the achievements of a selection of Australian companies in innovation, environmental, new business, and exporting activities.
According to an ABS report (based on 1997-1998 data) released this week on the contribution of Tourism to the Australian economy, the Tourism sector is performing well compared to traditional primary industries such as mining and agriculture. But the clear winner is the manufacturing sector, which has been shown to be Australia's greatest contributor by far to national earnings - three times as much as the Tourism industry.
Barry Industries, a US supplier of high power thick film resistive devices, has appointed Canberra-based Martin International as its Australia-New Zealand representative.
Over 380 companies from around the world will be converging on Hong Kong this month to attend an electronic extravaganza - electronicAsia 2000.