Cork’s microelectronics industry is thinking big

MCCI is an industry-led research centre hosted by Tyndall National Institute, which brings Ireland’s six universities under one umbrella to lead microelectronics circuits research

16th June, 2019
Donnacha O’Riordan, executive director at Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland Pic: Clare Keogh

With the global semiconductor industry valued at more than $481 billion in 2018, Ireland must take the necessary measures to support and promote a strong microelectronics sector.

This is according to Donnacha O’Riordan, executive director at Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) in Cork city.

“The role microelectronics circuits and the semiconductor industry plays in enabling emerging applications such as 5G communications, med tech, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things is critical,” said O’Riordan....

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