Australia’s place in the semiconductor world — tech wars and factory floors

Beginning week three of Australia’s place in the semiconductor world, Sercan Altun considers the role of chips in enabling a nation’s self-sufficiency goals in manufacturing, and the implications for Australia. The seeds of the current “Cold War 2.0” discussions were laid due to a rising China on the global stage, with massive economic and military…

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Carbonix to supply drones to Fugro

Dutch surveying and geotechnical services company Fugro is partnering with Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix to establish a new Australian long-range drone capability. In what is Fugro’s first partnership working towards long-range Beyond Visual Line of Sight missions (BVLoS), Carbonix will supply Volanti (pictured) and Ottano vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones over the next 27…

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UniSQ researchers attract $1.1 million funding

The Australian Research Council Discovery Projects scheme is to support research at the University of Southern Queensland ranging from extreme weather-resistant building materials to next-generation advanced composites and fine tuning cybersecurity systems. Australian Research Council (ARC) Chief Executive Officer Judi Zielke PSM announced more than $221 million under its Discovery Projects scheme. UniSQ’s successful initiatives…

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RAAF base and Airbus create common workforce for niche trades

Defence has signed an Edinburgh Aerospace Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Enterprise Common Services Deed with Airbus Australia Pacific to create a common workforce for niche trades at RAAF Edinburgh. The Deed will initially create an integrated workforce through a single, common provider for niche trades, with the potential for expansion for additional common services…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers

What were the five biggest stories this week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. AUSTRALIA’S PLACE IN THE SEMICONDUCTOR WORLD: SILICON IS QUANTUM, QUANTUM IS SILICON, AND AUSTRALIA MIGHT FINALLY HAVE AN EDGE Beginning the second week of our editorial series, Australia’s place in the semiconductor world, Dr Andre Saraiva looked at Australia’s heritage in…

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