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.

Chip market to grow 23%

13 September, 2001

The semiconductor market will grow 23% in 2002 to $374 billion, buoyed by this year's inventory cutting and renewed consumer demand, according to US technology market forecaster, Semico Research.

Manufacturers see business lift

11 September, 2001

Manufacturers are turning to the domestic market to maintain output, given the local economic climate compared to that of Australia's major export destinations. The Australian Industry Group's latest Performance of Manufacturing Index showed strengthening activity through 2001, and with the recent cut in interest rates stimulating demand and encouraging investment, the domestic outlook is increasingly positive.

Mayer Krieg expands business

04 September, 2001

Mayer Krieg and REC Electronics have merged and will trade under the name of Mayer Krieg. The merger creates a components and subsystems vendor valued at over $50 million. However, in the merger 10% of the workforce will lose their jobs.

Altium the new name for Protel

19 August, 2001

Protel International has been renamed Altium Limited. As of August, all corporate, sales, support and promotional activities will take place under the Altium name, and all operating subsidiaries will also be renamed.

Hitachi Australia distribute Elpida

26 July, 2001

Elpida Memory have chosen Hitachi Australia to distribute their products in Australia and New Zealand.

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