High-tech shortages loom as coronavirus shutdowns hit manufacturers

There are now more than 45,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, and the disease has caused at least 1,115 deaths. The impact of the virus is now reaching way beyond public health: China is at the heart of global manufacturing, and as supply chains suffer, panic is beginning to set in.

Fleet Space powers metro-wide IoT application

SA Water has partnered with micro-satellite producer Fleet Space Technologies to produce an IoT application that spans the Adelaide metropolitan area. The SA Water Cooling the Community deployment Powered by Fleet (pictured) went live on Thursday. The deployment allows the public to find out temperatures on the ground, and especially across Adelaide’s extensive parklands, in…

Cochlear ups investment in sleep device

Hearing implant group Cochlear has increased its investment in a start-up business developing a device to combat obstructive sleep apnea. Apnea, a market dominated by Cochlear’s Australian rival ResMed, has attracted a number of competing devices with healthcare company Nyxoah pursuing a novel approach. The company’s device (pictured) stimulates the tongue nerve during sleep, triggering…