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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 12

I The First Half Century - The Initial Struggle

II The Second Fifty Years - The Start Of Expansion

III The Third Fifty Years - Federation And The First World War

IV The Fourth Period - Second World War To The Present
i General Conditions
ii Iron and Steel Production
iii Aluminium Technology
iv Innovative Copper Refining Process
v The EDIM-4WD Load-Haul-Dump Vehicle
vi Copper Rod Production
vii Copper Wire and Cables
viii The Diecasting Industry
ix Automotive Components
x Whitegoods or Consumer Durables
xi Hardware
xii Some Recent New Industries
xiii The National Measurement System
xiv Manufacturing Industry in this Decade
xv Acknowledgements



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Some Recent New Industries (continued)

Austek Microsystems Pty. Ltd. is a company founded in 1984 to commercialize a break-through design technology developed by CSIRO through their VLSI Programme. Since then, Austek's export sales have included a floating-point arithmetic processor chip for an American computer company and samples of signal processing chips for Japan. It has just released its first proprietary standard product, the world's first single-chip cache controller operating at 20 Mz and to augment the performance of 80386-based computer systems. The Company's products are engineering intensive, their competitive advantage coming from an ability to conceive high performance computer sub-systems that can be realised on a single VLSI integrated circuit. They also have the ability, through CAD tools, to design complex silicon chips very quickly and get them to market rapidly.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Austek Microsystems Pty Ltd; CSIRO

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