BluGlass to collaborate on LED lighting innovations

Semiconductor technology developer BluGlass (ASX: BLG) will collaborate with California-based LED lighting innovator Luminus to develop cascade LEDs for the entertainment, projector and display sectors. Luminus is a leader in industrial, medical, horticultural and entertainment lighting, while BluGlass is commercialising its remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology. PRCVD technology can be used for the…

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,…

AVA Group sells fibre optic security systems

Security and risk management group AVA Risk Group (ASX:AVA) has won additional orders for Future Fibre Technologies’ (FFT) perimeter detection systems from government clients. The Melbourne company received orders worth $630,000 for FFT’s Aura Ai-2 platform which will be installed in sensitive US Government sites. A second order worth $350,000 was for FFT’s SecureFence platform…

Advanced Navigation raises $20 million for expansion

Robotics and AI sensor business, Advanced Navigation, has raised $20 million to expand its global research and manufacturing footprint. The company, which develops and manufactures navigation systems, inertial sensors, acoustics, positioning systems and robotics, raised the cash from Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund, and US venture firms Brick & Mortar Ventures and In-Q-Tel Inc.…

Development capital sector invests in manufacturing through Levett

Development capital interests have agreed to buy leading South Australian supplier of precision components and assemblies for defence and aerospace industries, Levett Engineering.. CPE Capital subsidiary ASDAM will add Levett to a growing portfolio of manufacturing interests, focused on high tecnology suppliers to defence prime contractors. Levett provides complex parts for naval and air force…

Now Microsoft and Google make quantum breakthroughs

Technology giant Microsoft has joined rival Google in announcing important advances in quantum computing, the next stage in smaller and ever more capable computers. Yesterday Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella announced the technology company had developed a “full-stack, open cloud ecosystem” to bring the benefits of quantum computing to developers around the world. He…