Analysing the environmental costs of electronics

03 August, 2006 by David Parsons, Associate Head, Faculty of Engineering & Surveying, USQ

A relatively recent development in the assessment of the environmental impact of electronic systems is life cycle analysis. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a methodology which attempts to achieve two things in detail

Indian manufacturing facility announced

11 July, 2006

Motorola is planning an initial US$30 million manufacturing plant in India.

GeoGroup acquires Step Global

11 July, 2006

GeoGroup Components has acquired Step Global, the supplier of Trimble Navigation component technology products to New Zealand and Australia.

Printing the electronic future

05 July, 2006

Globally the printing industry is in decline. Are the centuries of development in the science and production technology for printing declining in a whimper?

Australian distributor appointed for Kimo Constructeur

07 June, 2006

Unispan Instruments Pty Ltd has been appointed distributors of Kimo Constructeur products in Australia.

Biolab acquires Davidson Measurement

25 April, 2006

To strengthen its Industrial Technologies portfolio, scientific instrument supplier Biolab Australia has acquired Davidson Measurement. Davidson Measurement sells, services and calibrates instruments and equipment for the measurement, analysis, acquisition and interaction of data.

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.

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