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,…

EOS raising confirms investor appetite for manufacturing

By Peter Roberts Defence, space and communications group Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has raised $85 million from investors and shareholders, confirming investor appetite for progressive manufacturers. The company announced it had raised $17 million – $10 million more than initially sought – in a share purchase plan from existing shareholders. This came on top…

Amaero Engineering lists and reveals road to profitability

By Peter Roberts Additive manufacturing company Amaero International (ASX: 3DA) has revealed a swift move from losses to profits in filings with the ASX following its $8 million capital raising and listing on the exchange. The company’s 2019 accounts reveal a profit before tax of $454,266 for the year, an improvement on the $1.5 million…

Four predictions for 2020

It’s the beginning of December, meaning it’s time for news websites and others to look back and make sense of the year that’s nearly through, or to speculate about the one coming up. We have the same access to a functioning crystal ball as anybody else, but will take a punt on four developments for 2020.