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.

Ericsson investing in 4G

15 October, 2001

Ericsson's head of research, Hakan Eriksson, has said that the company is maintaining its current research and development budget and is already planning for 4G phones which are expected to be introduced in Japan in 2010.

NEC ADSL exports over one million

10 October, 2001

Exports of locally designed ADSLs by NEC Australia have gone over the one million mark.

Wipro come to Australia

08 October, 2001

India's largest IT company, Wipro, plans to launch operations in Australia.

Canberra funding needed, NEC

03 October, 2001

NEC has told the federal government that a greater focus on commercialising Australian communications research and development is required to get multinationals to invest here.

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