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Anthony Albanese puts interventionist industry policy at the centre of his budget agenda

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Anthony Albanese will outline on Thursday a strongly interventionist role for government to make Australia competitive in a world requiring us to “break with old orthodoxies”.

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  • Anthony Albanese will outline on Thursday a strongly interventionist role for government to make Australia competitive in a world requiring us to “break with old orthodoxies”.
  • In a major pre-budget address that puts industry policy at the heart of this agenda, the Prime Minister will declare his government “will not be an observer or a spectator – we will be a participant, a partner, an investor and enabler”.
  • To underpin the case for the government’s direction, Albanese highlights comparable countries that are investing in their industrial base, manufacturing capability and economic sovereignty.

‘Not old-fashioned protectionism’

  • Australia continued to champion global markets, but “equally, we must recognise that the partners we seek are moving to the beat of a new economic reality”.
  • “All these countries are investing in their industrial base, their manufacturing capability and their economic sovereignty.
  • And – critically – none of this is merely being left to market forces or trusted to the invisible hand.
  • "The heavy lifting of economic transition and industrial transformation is not being done by individuals, companies or communities on their own.
  • "It is being facilitated, enabled and empowered by national Governments from every point on the political spectrum.
  • Ramping up a rhetoric of urgency, Albanese says: “We need to be clear-eyed about the economic realities of this decade.


Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

EQS-News: LPKF reports strategic successes and narrowly achieves forecast for 2023 financial year

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

LPKF had forecast Group revenue of between EUR 125 million and EUR 135 million and an EBIT margin of 3–7% for the 2023 financial year.

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  • LPKF had forecast Group revenue of between EUR 125 million and EUR 135 million and an EBIT margin of 3–7% for the 2023 financial year.
  • These include severance costs and the change in the value of virtual share options issued in 2023.
  • The Management Board believes that LPKF has made good progress towards achieving its strategic corporate targets in key areas in the 2023 financial year.
  • LPKF expects these costs to amount to 0.5 – 1.5% of revenue in the 2024 financial year.

EQS-News: SUSS MicroTec joins the TecDax

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Garching, March 15, 2024 – SÜSS MicroTec SE, a leading manufacturer of system and process solutions for the semiconductor industry, will be listed in the TecDax with effect from Monday (March 18, 2024).

Key Points: 
  • Garching, March 15, 2024 – SÜSS MicroTec SE, a leading manufacturer of system and process solutions for the semiconductor industry, will be listed in the TecDax with effect from Monday (March 18, 2024).
  • SUSS MicroTec is thus once again one of the 30 largest German technology companies based on free float market capitalization.
  • The company had previously been removed from the TecDax in 2016.
  • "We are very pleased that the capital markets have recognized our positive business development in recent quarters and that we are supporting the world's most important technological megatrends," says Burkhardt Frick, CEO of SUSS MicroTec.

EQS-News: SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES publishes annual financial statements 2023

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Kahl am Main, April 8, 2024 - The Supervisory Board of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG approved the annual financial statements, the consolidated financial statements, and the combined status report of the company for the business year 2023 on April 4, 2024, and adopted the annual financial statements.

Key Points: 
  • Kahl am Main, April 8, 2024 - The Supervisory Board of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG approved the annual financial statements, the consolidated financial statements, and the combined status report of the company for the business year 2023 on April 4, 2024, and adopted the annual financial statements.
  • The annual financial statements for 2023 were published today, April 8, 2024, on the Company's website at: https://www.singulus.com/financial-reports/.
  • SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES, a leading supplier of machines and systems for the semiconductor industry, has received orders for several innovative TIMARIS coating systems in recent weeks.
  • For 2024, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES expects a significant increase in sales compared to 2023.

AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS Appoints Dr. Mohamed Chemloul as Group Chief Technology Officer

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Vienna, 4th April 2024 – AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG (ACAG) announced Dr. Mohamed Chemloul has joined the company as Group Chief Technology Officer beginning of March.

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  • Vienna, 4th April 2024 – AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG (ACAG) announced Dr. Mohamed Chemloul has joined the company as Group Chief Technology Officer beginning of March.
  • In his position as new Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dr. Chemloul is responsible for all technology solutions of the Group, including the development and implementation of technology strategies that align with the overall business objectives in close collaboration with the commercial teams.
  • Dr. Chemloul is an executive leader with expertise in the high-tech industry, specializing in consumer electronics and semiconductors.
  • Our Group CEO, Manolis Kontos said: "We warmly welcome Dr. Mohamed Chemloul, who joins our management team to take over the very important part of our Group's technological innovation.

Birkoa Max Global Fund Announces Successful Results of Early Semiconductor Investments

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Monday, March 18, 2024

New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - March 18, 2024) - Birkoa Max Global Fund has announced positive results from its early investment in the semiconductor sector.

Key Points: 
  • New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - March 18, 2024) - Birkoa Max Global Fund has announced positive results from its early investment in the semiconductor sector.
  • Demonstrating astute foresight, these investments have proven Birkoa Max Global Fund as a leader in identifying emerging opportunities and future trends in the global market.
  • Birkoa Max Global Fund was founded in 2019.
  • As the demand for AI continues to rise, Birkoa Max Global Fund remains committed to its strategic investment approach, emphasizing the importance of AI in shaping the future landscape of semiconductors.

SEALSQ Announces Launch Date of Revolutionary Hybrid Payment & Utility Token, SEALCOIN

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Friday, April 5, 2024

SEALSQ Corp ("SEALSQ" or "Company") (NASDAQ: LAES), a company that focuses on developing and selling Semiconductors, PKI and Post-Quantum technology hardware and software products, announces the launch date of SEALCOIN as a Hybrid Payment & Utility Token for its Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Network (DePIN).

Key Points: 
  • SEALSQ Corp ("SEALSQ" or "Company") (NASDAQ: LAES), a company that focuses on developing and selling Semiconductors, PKI and Post-Quantum technology hardware and software products, announces the launch date of SEALCOIN as a Hybrid Payment & Utility Token for its Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Network (DePIN).
  • The SEALCOIN platform is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2024, followed by Token issuance and a proposed listing of SEALCOIN on a digital exchange.
  • SEALCOIN Platform Launch in Q4 2024: The launch of the SEALCOIN platform is expected to take place in October 2024.
  • Token Issuance & Proposed Digital Exchange Listing: Following the launch of the SEALCOIN platform, SEALSQ will proceed with Token Issuance and subsequently list SEALCOIN on a digital exchange .

SK hynix announces semiconductor advanced packaging investment in Purdue Research Park

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SK hynix Inc. announced Wednesday (April 3) that it plans to invest close to $4 billion to build an advanced packaging fabrication and R&D facility for AI products in the Purdue Research Park.

Key Points: 
  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SK hynix Inc. announced Wednesday (April 3) that it plans to invest close to $4 billion to build an advanced packaging fabrication and R&D facility for AI products in the Purdue Research Park.
  • “We are excited to build a state-of-the-art advanced packaging facility in Indiana,” said SK hynix CEO Kwak Noh-Jung.
  • “SK hynix is the global pioneer and dominant market leader in memory chips for AI,” Purdue President Mung Chiang said.
  • This historic announcement is the next step in Purdue University’s persistent pursuit of semiconductor excellence as part of the Purdue Computes initiative.

Gov. Holcomb, IEDC announce generational multi-billion-dollar investment to make Indiana leader in semiconductor packaging

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The facility will also develop future generations of chips and house an advanced packaging R&D line.

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  • The facility will also develop future generations of chips and house an advanced packaging R&D line.
  • “We are excited to build a state-of-the-art advanced packaging facility in Indiana,” said SK hynix CEO Kwak Noh-Jung.
  • “We believe this project will lay the foundation for a new Silicon Heartland; a semiconductor ecosystem centered in the Midwest Triangle.
  • The IEDC also committed up to $45 million through the Industrial Development Grant Fund to support infrastructure improvements surrounding the new plant.

Himax to Unveil Revolutionary Ultralow Power Contactless Palm Vein Authentication Technology, WiseEye Vein, at ISC West

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

WiseEye Vein revolutionizes next-generation access control with its exceptionally low power consumption, making it possible for palm vein authentication to be applied in battery-powered endpoint devices.

Key Points: 
  • WiseEye Vein revolutionizes next-generation access control with its exceptionally low power consumption, making it possible for palm vein authentication to be applied in battery-powered endpoint devices.
  • WiseEye Vein is powered by Himax WiseEye AI solution featuring WiseEye2, Himax's second-generation AI processor, NIR CMOS image sensor, and proprietary AI inference model for palm vein authentication.
  • Meanwhile, WiseEye Vein offers exceptional accuracy compared to other biometric methods, due to the unique and intricate pattern of veins in the palm.
  • Himax invites all interested parties to stop by our exhibition at booth 4135 at Venetian Expo, Las Vegas during ISC West 2024.