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Tradify, Clipsal by Schneider Electric announce partnership Tradify announced a strategic partnership with Clipsal by Schneider Electric on Thursday, connecting Clipsal with the trade business technology platform. Tradify said in a statement that the partnership was made possible by venture capital fund SE Ventures. According to the release, it will “enable and empower electricians, providing…

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Bluglass teams up with Ganvix on VCSELs

Semiconductor development and manufacturing company Bluglass has announced an agreement with US-based laser company Ganvix to develop gallium nitride (GaN) vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs.) In a statement on Thursday, ASX-listed Bluglass said green wavelength (515 to 525 nanometre) VCSELs made with its proprietary remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) process could offer higher…

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Australia’s place in the semiconductor world: Some humble thoughts on developing a native semi industry

Today in or ongoing editorial series, Australia’s place in the semiconductor world, Dr Venkata Gutta considers why we need a domestic semiconductor industry, what other countries have done to develop theirs, what we can learn, and some proposals. Millibeam is a mmWave fabless semiconductor company based in Sydney, Australia and we develop high-performance integrated circuits and…

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Calix and Cemex in three new CCUS projects

Australian industrial technology developer Calix has confirmed that global building materials manufacturer Cemex is conducting three new carbon capture, utilisation and storage projects utilising its low emissions cement production technology. Cemex S.A.B de C.V had announced three front engineering (FEED) studies to scale CCUS projects at Cemex projects in Germany, Poland and the United States…

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What if CSIRO was ‘let off the leash’? – by John Sheridan

Yesterday @AuManufacturing asked what next after Industry Growth Centres? Here John Sheridan looks at the national science organisation and asks, what if CSIRO were ‘let off the leash’? CSIRO is the Australian organisation responsible for scientific research in this country. The organisation was created in the early 20th century, to conduct scientific research to assist…

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