Bluglass installs commercial-scale semiconductor equipment at Silverwater plant

Semiconductor technology developer Bluglass has completed the installation of its largest-ever remote plasma vapour deposition (RPCVD) manufacturing system (main picture) at its Silverwater plant in Sydney. The commercial-scale system, known as BLG-500, is capable of creating 6×6 semiconductor wafers or 42 two inch wafers for the production of laser diodes, LED and microLED industries. It…

BlueScope results reflect Covid impact

BlueScope Steel has revealed a strong result for the 2020 financial year with its results in the 18 countries where it operates reflecting local fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Business was disrupted by compulsory industry closures in some markets such as Malaysia and the United States, China is recovering strongly and the company is reviewing…

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Respiri secures global sales and distribution agreement Asthma management system developer Respiri has signed an exclusive agreement with pharmaceutical firm Cipla to sell its Wheezo asthma management device. Cipla will initially market Wheezo in Australia and New Zealand, with further territories including the United States, Europe and India also on Cipla’s radar. Initial minimum sales…

Canberra signals support for Orbital UAV

Defence minister Linda Reynolds has signaled support for Australian involvement in future purchases of unmanned aerial vehicles for the army with a surprise visit to Orbital UAV in Perth. Coming so soon after the release of an updated Force Structure Plan which foreshadowed new spending on unmanned military systems, the visit to UAV engine manufacturer…