• MEMS

    MEMS are a class of enabling technologies that are revolutionizing silicon-based micro-electronics through use of micro-machining technology. The integration of MEMS into high volume CMOS manufacturing facilities, and the promise of monolithic integration of CMOS + MEMS,...

    • Posted May 26, 2011
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  • Trust and fairness increases productivity

    Organisations that offer their employees higher levels of trust, cooperation, fairness and economic benefits are rewarded with increased productivity, according to research by a Victoria University Economics Professor.   “We’ve all heard of the Golden Rule ‘do...

    • Posted May 24, 2011
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  • Moving ahead

      The Budget gave business little to sing and dance about. It was a ‘holding’ Budget, delivered in an election year with promises of things to come (ie, growth). The usual deficits apply and every commentator I...

    • Posted May 23, 2011
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  • Waikato’s Aviation Industry Cluster takes off

    In the picture: Industry Cluster (WAIC) chairman John Jones, left, and advisory board member John Cook sign the paperwork, with Opportunity Hamilton chief executive Sandra Perry and WAIC general manager Shaun Mitchell. It’s an exciting time in...

    • Posted May 17, 2011
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  • Steel-framed housing finally breaks through for quake housing

    In time, it’s likely to be referred to as ‘the whisper that roared’. Steel-framed housing has nudged on to the national agenda with the award, to a joint venture of FRAMECAD and NZ Transportable Units, of a...

    • Posted May 17, 2011
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  • Need to ensure vibrant electricity market

    The Electricity Authority’s proposed conclusion that an undesirable trading situation (UTS) took place on 26 March, sends a clear signal to the market about expectations of appropriate trading behaviour, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly. “The Electricity...

    • Posted May 9, 2011
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  • Prisoner trade training initiative praised

    Minister of Corrections Judith Collins initiative to train prisoners in Christchurch in a wide range of vocational trades is to be commended, says the Employers & Manufacturers Association. “Giving prisoners skills training is a practical response to...

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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