Archer in quantum deal with IBM

New materials technology developer Archer Materials has signed an agreement with computing giant IBM to advance their quantum computing ambitions. The company, which is progressing development of a quantum computing chip, has joined the global IBM Q Network as an ‘ecosystem partner’. Archer’s chip, known as the CQ qubit processor, will now utilise IBM’s open…

BAE Systems Australia to work on Boeing Loyal Wingman jet

BAE Systems has been selected to provide key components of the Loyal Wingman unmanned jet aircraft being developed by Boeing Defence Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Adelaide-based BAE will supply the unmanned flight vehicle management technology, simulation capabilities, flight control computers and navigation equipment for the aircraft. BAE has considerable experience in…

CSIRO names new Director of Manufacturing

Dr Marcus Zipper will begin as Director of Manufacturing at the CSIRO on August 1, replacing Dr Keith McLean.   The appointment was announced on Monday by the organisation, which also named Professor John Whittle as upcoming head of its data science division, Data61.   Zipper is a materials scientist and engineer by training, and…