Wednesday, February 1, 2023

B dynamic Logistics wins prestigious ASCLA Industry Excellence Award

B dynamic Logistics has won the award for Industry Excellence at this year’s Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards. The firm also received an award of High Commendation for Supply Chain Management. The Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards are the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards, celebrating 60 years of operation this year.

Life’s Good Award winners present tech solutions for a better future

LG Electronics (LG) announced the final winner of its LIFE’S GOOD AWARD, supporting global innovators taking on challenges to help create a Better Life for All. The Grand Prix was awarded to Dot Inc. from South Korea. The jury ranked the final four teams after each of the teams pitched their innovative solutions in the award’s final round, held during the LIFE’S GOOD AWARD Conference at LG Sciencepark in Seoul, Korea, on January 16 2023.

ePac Flexible Packaging unveils its $10m Australian manufacturing plant

ePac Flexible Packaging (ePac) celebrated the grand opening of its first Aussie manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s industrial district, Coburg North. The $10m investment is projected to create 40 jobs and up to 160 jobs by 2026, offering a boost to the Australian economy. As an industry leader in digital print tech, ePac delivers fast, cost-effective, flexible packaging to local businesses, earning them a spot next to big brands on supermarket shelves.

Quantum computing takes a leap with Archer Materials getting key patent

Archer Materials has been granted a key Australian patent for its 12CQ quantum computing tech. The patenting approval signals a step forward for the Adelaide-based firm in the race towards the world-first technology being used in every day products, such as smart phones. The firm, which has an office in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation district, announced this month it now has commercial rights to its 12CQ chip invention. Archer Materials CEO Dr Mohammad Choucair said that once fully developed, it’s hoped the ultra-powerful 12CQ chip will be able to operate at room-temperature and integrated into everyday electronic devices.

Phronesis Security becomes Aussies’ first B-Corp cybersecurity company

Phronesis Security has become the first cybersecurity firm in Australia to achieve the coveted B Corp certification having been certified since June 2022. The B Corp status comes in recognition of positive impact created through it’s business operations that founder and CEO Elliot Dellys hopes other businesses can adopt to improve social and environmental impact.

FPT Software casts semiconductor subsidiary, makes inaugural chips

FPT Software, an ICT company in Vietnam, has launched a subsidiary, FPT Semiconductor, marking a key milestone for the company as it enters the booming semiconductor industry. FPT Software aims to gain a slice of Asia Pacific’s semiconductor market which accounts for 60% of sales. IDC projects that worldwide semiconductor revenue will reach $661bn in 2022, an increase of 13.7% over 2021. FPT Semiconductor released its first integrated circuits (ICs), which were designed in Vietnam and manufactured in South Korea, in August.

Motorola wins two major awards at the Good Design Australia Awards

Motorola Solutions has won two major awards at Good Design Australia. A global leader in public safety and enterprise security, Motorola Solutions earned the latest awards for its mobile-first approach to innovation, delivering critical insights from across multiple systems and sources to frontline personnel so they can manage any incident from the field.

Winners of the fourth Australian Business Book Awards announced

‘Money with Jess’ by Jess Irvine has won Business Book of the Year at the fourth Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards. The Awards were presented in a virtual ceremony held on 22nd November and saw more than $12,000 donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The awards were founded by bestselling business author Andrew Griffiths and publishing expert Michael Hanrahan. They enable non-fiction business authors to share wisdom with colleagues and public. The Awards donate all profits to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which invests in more than 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities to provide tools and resources to shape the direction of their children’s literacy future.

Australia’s SMS gateway SMSGlobal celebrates 15 years of operation

One of Australia’s first business-grade SMS gateway providers, SMSGlobal is this year celebrating its 15th anniversary since getting into Australia. With over half a million users globally, the company is tasked with sending more than 1.2 billion SMS messages each year. Founded in 2007 by 2013 Ernst & Young its Entrepreneur of The Year nominee Carl Krumins, SMSGlobal quickly grew into an international operation, providing mobile messaging, platform development solutions and API for businesses, now in every country around the world.

Cloudflare joins EU Cloud Code of Conduct, achieves new certifications

Cloudflare, Inc., the security and reliability firm helping to build a better Internet, announced it has joined the EU Cloud Code of Conduct (EU Cloud CoC) General Assembly, to raise the impact of trusted ecosystem and encourage firms to adopt GDPR-compliant cloud services. Cloudflare also announced that it has achieved two cloud security certifications: ISO/IEC 27018:2019 and C5 – Cloud Computing Compliance Criteria Catalog – by the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany. The EU Cloud Code of Conduct brings trust to the cloud computing market, aiding firms to source cloud services from GDPR-compliant providers.