Australian progress in commercialising quantum computing

Quantum computers where information is stored at the sub-atomic level are edging closer to reality scientifically, and in Australia, industrially. The University of New South Wales has announced a team led by Professor Michelle Simmons has demonstrated a compact sensor for accessing information stored in the electrons of individual atoms. Simmons is a world-leader in…

Australian made makes waves with Chinese consumers.

Listed retailer AuMake International (ASX:Au8) is gaining traction in the giant Chinese online and home shopping markets with its range of Australian and New Zealand manufactured products. The company’s latest China market update reports rising sales in its retail shops and in Chinese so-called daigou markets. AuMake reports a significant price differential between China on-shelf…

Renewables spark change and opportunity for industry.

Analysis by Peter Roberts. Step-changes in technology are accompanied by the demise of companies and industries, but negative economic effects are almost always outweighed by new business opportunities that emerge. As renewable take hold in electrical generation in Australia numerous companies have been formed or taken the opportunity to diversify. Examples include solar-voltaic panel manufacturer,…

Rode Microphones expands to podcast electronics.

Sydney professional audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has branched out into a fast growing area of media with the release of an all-in-one podcast production studio, the RØDECaster Pro. The RØDECaster creates professional-quality podcasts using its four microphone channels, inputs for all modern devices and advanced sound processing. It is programmable from your computer and livestreams…

Australians are rich – so let’s make things that fit the market!

Analysis by Peter Roberts. Australians are among the richest people in the world, in fact among the richest people who have ever lived on this planet, but few of us accept this and what it means for manufacturing. The 2018 Global Wealth Report by Credit Suisse, shows that Australians are the world’s second richest judged…

Now even Aldi is selling copies of Australian designed products

Next time you think of shopping of Aldi you might remember they are now in the business of ripping off Australian designed products. Replica Mark Tuckey egg cup and Siobhan Glass’s Clothes Airer designs are on sale in Aldi Supermarket’s current catalogue. Design Institute of Australia CEO Jo-Ann Kellock has contacted Aldi to emphasise her…

High end Australian audio maker shows what Australia can produce.

Some years ago I was lucky enough to visit Kryon Audio’s factory in Adelaide and see how they made some of the world’s best audio speakers. The company’s speakers are at the very high end of the audio market so known only to real audiophiles, with most of its buyers overseas. The company recently posted…