Profiles of success: the Brisbane company charging ahead in the race to power tomorrow’s cars

Electric cars sometimes get described as “batteries on wheels”. A charged 60 kW vehicle could power a home, including its air-conditioning, for four or five days. The possibilities of “bidirectional charging” through vehicles are being taken seriously by Japanese automakers, and widespread adoption of EVs could eventually – and drastically – change the ways people use and buy electricity.

RØDE Microphones launches super-small Wireless GO

Sydney professional audio manufacturer, RØDE Microphones, has launched Wireless GO, the world’s smallest broadcast quality microphone. The latest product from the leading sound engineering company will debut at NAB 2019, a media, entertainment and technology show in Las Vegas from 8 April. Measuring a compact 44mm x 45.3mm x 18.5mm and weighing only 31g, the…

Micro-X forms alliance with Thales Group

By Angela Skujins South Australian company Micro-X has signed a contract with Thales Group to develop its mobile X-ray products for security purposes. Under a new contract with the global company, Adelaide-based Micro-X will develop multiple image processing systems for defence and security purposes. Micro-X manufactures carbon nanotube X-ray systems that are portable and adaptable…

Raytheon builds first Australian factory

High technology defence contractor, Raytheon has begun construction of a $50 million factory, to be known as the Centre for Joint Integration. The company, which holds a number of contracts with Defence, will manufacture a new short-range air defence missile system under a $2.5 billion contract. The system is based on the Raytheon/Kongsberg National Advanced…