Australia’s innovations will grow into successful businesses with help from the CSIRO Innovation Fund, a $200 million fund to commercialise early stage innovations from CSIRO, universities and other publicly-funded research bodies. The CSIRO Innovation Fund, launched today, will support co-investment in new spin-out and start-up companies, and SMEs engaged in the translation of research generated … Continue reading CSIRO to spend $200m on Aussie innovation
President-elect Donald Trump is right: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a damaging deal and deserves to be killed off.
ASX-listed Australian hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear has lost a court case in the US over two disputed hearing aid patents. In a ruling delivered last Thursday, the [US] Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favour of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation (AMF), confirming that defendants Cochlear infringed on two claims of AMF … Continue reading Cochlear loses US patent appeal
Materials handling company, the Kion Group, has successfully completed its $2.1 billion dollar (A$2.86 billion) acquisition of automation and supply chain optimisation specialist Dematic earlier this month. With the acquisition, the Kion Group will now feature a suite of products ranging from forklift trucks to AS/RS solutions. “The transaction brings together the world’s most profitable … Continue reading Kion completes Dematic acquisition
Australia’s 457 visa system is back in the news again. If you believe Labor, the 457 visa is a rort allowing foreign workers to steal Australian jobs. The government, on the other hand, defends it as a way for Australia to meet skills gaps in the economy. Misunderstanding the problem is leading to wrong solutions … Continue reading The real issues with the 457 visa aren’t being addressed
Google’s Pixel phone costs a total of $US 285.75 to make, according to a preliminary analysis by IHS Markit.
Apple is going to investigate claims that an iPhone 7 caught fire, which resulted in the destruction of the handset owner’s vehicle.
There are rumours that Apple is working with Sydney company Sonder Design to develop a special “E-Ink” keyboard for release with the 2018 MacBook.
What next after OLED televisions? How about an invisible television? One that ‘melts’ into the background when it is switched off. Earlier this week Panasonic unveiled its latest version of a television that is almost invisible to the naked eye when in ‘off’ mode.
Telecom company Ericsson will axe 3,000 jobs as it ends 140 years of production in Sweden, according to reports. Daily paper Svenska Dagbladet broke the news of plans to shut the last two remaining plants in the country, at Boras and Kumla. If it went ahead, it would mean job losses for about 3,000 of … Continue reading Reports Ericsson plans to cut 3,000 jobs, end Swedish production
First released in October last year, the Synergy platform was officially launched by Renesas in Australia recently. Brent Balinski spoke to the company and one of its local independent design house partners about developing products for the Internet of Things.
Not only is Apple suffering from a major lack of hardware innovation but it’s also being outdone in software and online, where apps reign supreme. It quite possibly signals the company’s eventual demise.
Semiconductor maker Intel has announced a licencing deal with rival ARM Holdings, which will use Intel’s manufacturing resources to produce 10-nanometre mobile phone parts.
Innovative power supply manufacturer, Setec, has appointed Louise Bayliss as Chief Executive Officer, making her one of only a few women CEOs in Australian manufacturing today.
Like Henry Ford before him, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is taking a new approach to car making. Where Ford focused on manufacturing a car that the mass market could afford, Musk is keen to build a vehicle that the environment can bear.
Servicing, Maintenance and Welding (SMW) Group provides field servicing, maintenance and emergency repair and rebuild services to customers in Central Queensland. The company also provides complete plant and equipment management, supported by a range of mine site compliance activities. In response to SMW’s desire to make its large welding workshop more efficient, BOC and its … Continue reading New gen robots cutting weld time by up to 90 per cent
Pasternack has released a new line of waveguide bends from 5.85 to 90 GHz across 12 frequency bands, from C band to W band. These waveguide bends are commonly used in applications such as instrumentation, test benches, high efficiency RF, microwave and mm-wave transmissions, SATCOM, MILCOM, radar and telecom. These 90 degree waveguide bends are … Continue reading New waveguide bends across 12 frequency bands
In a move that could help reinvigorate the metal production industry in Australia, CSIRO and Enirgi Group have joined forces to develop and commercialise an affordable and low-emission technology for producing magnesium metal. The CSIRO-developed technology, known as MagSonic, produces magnesium using up to 80 per cent less energy and up to 60 per cent … Continue reading Low-cost magnesium developed by CSIRO
The business founded by young engineer, STEM evangelist and entrepreneur Marita Cheng has just begun shipping its new product, Teleport. Brent Balinski spoke to Cheng about getting robots into our homes.
Recent figures show that more Australian businesses are exporting, assisted by the lower dollar. However, there’s a lot to consider before considering any new market, as Christelle Damiens, founder of Exportia, told Brent Balinski.