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Intel Corporation is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

As we approach our 25th year of operations in Ireland, I am proud to reflect on our growth from modest beginnings in a garage in Palmerstown in 1989 to now include a diverse range of activities that represent the spectrum of Intel's global business. We have a thriving state of the art advanced manufacturing campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare and numerous other business units in locations throughout the island of Ireland, each staffed with our highly trained, motivated and flexible employees. We continually work in collaboration with the communities in which we operate and we strive to be a good corporate citizen locally, nationally and internationally." Eamonn Sinnott MD of Intel in Ireland

At a Glance
Spinning semiconductor wafer

Intel Ireland employs over 4,500 people on its Leixlip campus. In addition, in excess of 850 construction workers have been employed on its Leixlip site for the last 2 years. Intel Shannon, the European arm of Intel’s embedded communications group, employs a further 200 people. Intel Belfast (formerly Aepona) employs over 200 people in Belfast and Wicklow. McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, employs a further 300 people in Cork, and Havok, another wholly owned subsidiary, employs 40 people primarily in Dublin.
 

Company in Ireland

Intel Ireland employs over 4,500 people on its Leixlip campus. In addition, in excess of 850 construction workers have been employed on its Leixlip site for the last 2 years. Intel Shannon, the European arm of Intel’s embedded communications group, employs a further 200 people. Intel Belfast (formerly Aepona) employs over 200 people in Belfast and Wicklow. McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, employs a further 300 people in Cork, and Havok, another wholly owned subsidiary, employs 40 people primarily in Dublin.

Since its establishment in 1989, Intel has invested over €6 billion in expanding and upgrading the advanced manufacturing facilities to keep the Leixlip campus at the forefront of lead-edging technology. Activities carried out by Intel in Ireland are as follows:
 

  • The fabs at the Leixlip campus produce 300mm wafers on multiple process technologies and our combined facilities constitute one of Intel's most technologically advanced, high-volume manufacturing sites in the world. These facilities produce leading edge silicon products that power platforms and technology advancements which are essential to the way we learn, live and work today
  • The core of advanced manufacturing capability at the Leixlip site is a key enabler for numerous research and development initiatives that are carried out at the campus. There is a dedicated team of employees involved in Silicon Nanoelectronics Research who collaborate extensively with research institutes such as the CRANN Nanoscience Research Centre in Trinity College Dublin and the Tyndall National Research Institute in Cork. The team also collaborate with universities and other companies from across Ireland and Europe.
  • Also located at the campus is the Innovation Open Lab - Ireland. The lab is home to a research team who facilitate and engage in open research and innovation opportunities in Europe that can ultimately lead to value-driven technology solutions. The lab is focused on Energy & Sustainability, and Dependable Cloud & Services research. The lab is a member and network leader of Intel Labs Europe which has the goal of expanding the scope of Intel’s European R&D activities by coordinating innovation activity and future investments against an Innovation Agenda focused on enabling a Digital Europe.
  • Another growing competence in manufacturing research at the site is represented by the Product Development Engineering team which design leading edge test solutions for Intel semiconductor circuits such as microprocessors, chipsets, consumer and embedded electronics devices.
  • Intel Ireland is also involved, in a leadership role, with two Technology Centres in Ireland. These Technology Centres, The Energy Research Centre (I2E2) and The Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research (ICMR) are collaborative entities established and led by industry which address the key issue of building and reinforcing areas of strength within both industry and the academic sphere and ensuring that these are highly networked with each other.
     
  • Intel Shannon – Designs advanced microprocessors for use in embedded computing, communications and storage markets. A €51m R&D expansion was announced in 2009.
  • Havok - Intel owns 100% of Havok Inc, the animation software company, whose software and services are used by digital media creators in the game and movie industries. Havok has a software development centre in Dublin.
  •  McAfee - fulfils 5 international mandates; software localisation, engineering, financial shared services, supply chain management and inside sales. McAfee continues to expand its R&D effort in Cork.
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