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Leixlip is home to a semiconductor wafer
fabrication facility and the Quark IoT
Intel Ireland's Leixlip campus, located in County Kildare, began operations in 1989. Since then, Intel has invested over $12.5 billion in turning the 360-acre former stud farm into one of the most technologically advanced manufacturing locations in Europe.
The Leixlip campus is home to a semiconductor wafer fabrication facility which produces latest generation silicon microprocessors that are at the heart of a variety of platforms and technology advancements which are essential to the way we learn, live and work today.
Intel first came to Ireland in 1989 establishing what was to become one of Europe’s leading semiconductor manufacturing locations at Collinstown Industrial Park in Leixlip. Today, more than 4,500 people work at the campus and in March 2014 Intel shared details of the progress of a $5 billion campus upgrade investment at the Leixlip campus, the largest private investment in the history of the Irish State, which will prepare the facility to manufacture latest generation Intel process technology on 300mm wafers.
The latest investment by Intel in the Leixlip campus brings the cumulative capital invested in Ireland over the past 25 years to $12.5 billion.
Also located the Leixlip campus is the Quark IoT Solutions Group which is home to the Quark System on Chip (SoC) products and is involved in the design of the successful Intel Galileo Development Board. A mixture of Hardware and Software Engineers, the team is at the cutting edge of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable markets.
Leixlip is also the base for a number of Intel research activities which include:
- A Silicon Nanoelectronics Research team 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 collaborates with universities, other companies from across Ireland and Europe, and more than 50 PhD students (co-funded by Intel).
- The Innovation Open Lab-Ireland which 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 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 investment against an Innovation Agenda focused on enabling a Digital Europe.