09 September, 2002

QinetiQ and BOC are developing a production facility to exploit the potential of nanotechnology. This involves manipulation of atoms and molecules to achieve miniaturisation of products - such as computers. It also has the potential to provide more sensitive medical instruments to achieve faster and more accurate diagnostic techniques.

Plastic electronics through inkjet printers

03 September, 2002

Two separate technologies are being developed by Arizona researchers, in order to make circuits from layers of organic semiconducting ink.

Defence Technology Profits

13 August, 2002

The electronic systems division of Tenix Defence will give $500,000 to the Federal Government from commercialising smart defence technologies last year.

RapidIO Architecture

24 July, 2002

National Semiconductor Corporation has joined the RapidIO Trade Association. The association was formed to promote the RapidIO architecture which promises increased bandwidth, lower costs, and faster time-to-market for networking and communications infrastructure.

NATA accreditation

17 July, 2002

EMC Technologies has gained NATA accreditation for modelling the dispersion of electromagnetic fields (EMF) from mobile phone towers.

Partnership to deliver next-gen ethernet solutions

26 April, 2002

National Semiconductor Corp and iReady have announced they have formed a strategic partnership aimed at delivering next-generation semiconductor solutions for the gigabit ethernet and internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) storage networking markets.

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.

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