Business

Soanar sold

20 June, 2005

Fermionics Group is acquiring the businesses of Hagemeyer Asia Pacific Electronics across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and India. The businesses include Soanar Electronics, Soanar Plus and Hcom.


Varian sale completed

15 June, 2005

Varian has completed the sale of its Electronics Manufacturing business to Jabil Circuit.


Test system - a sound investment?

05 June, 2005 by Paul Carter, Cochlear Ltd | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

Cochlear faced the challenge of reducing escalating costs and development time for a new generation of hearing implants by creating an automated, mixed-signal test system using off-the-shelf technology


Associations propose merge

02 May, 2005

The Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), John Price, and the President of the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (AEEMA), Christopher Janssen have announced that the Boards of both organisations had agreed to undertake a feasibility study of a proposal to merge and create a much larger industry grouping comprising the diverse technology-based and industry sectors which underpin Australia's economy.


Answer to Australia's trade deficit

15 March, 2005

Chief executive of the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (AEEMA), Angus M Robinson, has called for a major rethink of Australia's industrial development.


Molex distributor appointed

21 February, 2005

Molex Premise Networks has appointed Hagemeyer Australia as its distributor in Australia.


Banksia name returns

20 January, 2005

NetComm has formed a dedicated consumer electronics division, branded Banksia Digital, that resurrects an established Australian communications brand. The Banksia company and brand, under then CEO David Stewart, was amalgamated into NetComm in 1997.


Electronics industry glitters at Awards night

03 November, 2004

During the EIA Annual Dinner recently, the newly elected EIA President, Anthony Kittel presented the winner of the prestigious EIA Gold Cup for Excellence in Engineering and Commercialisation to Julian Smith, Senior Consultant – Mining and General Industry of Soniclean.


Assembler expands

30 October, 2004

Contract assembler of electronics, Surtek has opened purpose-built premises at Acacia Ridge in Brisbane.


ISO recognition

26 October, 2004

Heyco Products, the US end represented in Australia by NPA, has earned an ISO 9001:2000 Certificate of Registration for its quality management system, superceding the company's previous ISO 9000 registration dating from 1994.


TransTech distributor appointed

21 September, 2004

TransTech has appointed EPIC Controls as its NSW distributor, for the range of electrical controls, process controls, and industrial electronics.


Jaycar relocates

06 September, 2004

Jaycar Electronics has moved from Gore Hill to new premises at 96 Pacific Highway, St Leonards.


Lighthouse distributor

23 August, 2004

Particle & Surface Sciences has become the sole distributor for Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions.


Trade mission to Asia

13 August, 2004

Victoria's Minister for Manufacturing and Export, Tim Holding, has announced that an Electronics Industry Capability Mission to North Asia will be conducted in October 2004.


Specialised newsletter

04 August, 2004

Farnell InOne has issued the first of what it says will become a regular email newsletter to its customers on issues relating to the RoHS (restriction of certain hazardous substances) and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) directives.


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