BluGlass to collaborate on LED lighting innovations

Semiconductor technology developer BluGlass (ASX: BLG) will collaborate with California-based LED lighting innovator Luminus to develop cascade LEDs for the entertainment, projector and display sectors. Luminus is a leader in industrial, medical, horticultural and entertainment lighting, while BluGlass is commercialising its remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology. PRCVD technology can be used for the…

Naval Group embraces Australian SMEs for torpedo work

Naval Group has signed nine different Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Australian SMEs to manufacture its Canto anti-torpedo decoy system. Already in service with the French navy, Canto is being proposed as a torpedo-defence system for the Royal Australian Navy. Canto decoys generate high-level acoustic signals covering the full frequency range of an attacking torpedo,…

Australian quantum computer chip manufacturing a step closer

By Peter Roberts An announcement by technology group Silex Systems (ASX: SLX) that it will make silicon suitable for fabricating quantum computing chips shows the way forward for Australian involvement in this emerging manufacturing sector. Silex has entered into a R&D project with Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), a spin off from the University of NSW,…