Ireland is Intel’s centre of manufacturing excellence in Europe. Since 1989, Intel has invested US$7.5 billion turning 360 acres of the Collinstown Industrial Park into the most advanced industrial campus in Europe.
Over 4,500 people work at the Leixlip, Co. Kildare campus and in addition, there are over 200 people employed at Intel Communications Europe located in Shannon, Co. Clare, which is the Ireland product development arm of our Communications Product Group.
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 strives to be a trusted, leading corporate citizen and corporate responsibility at Intel Ireland reflects our deep respect for people and for the communities around us. Intel Ireland employees are deeply involved in a number of activities and programs in the communities where they live and work and are committed to making positive contributions to them.
At Intel Ireland, we work to advance environmental sustainability and to minimise our environmental footprint every day, striving to achieve energy efficiency not only in our products but also in our operations by reducing energy emissions and energy costs. In 2011 Intel Ireland became the first Intel site globally to be accredited to the new International Environmental Standard ISO50001, a recognition of international best practice in energy management.
At Intel Ireland we are looking to the future, working every day in the spirit of collaboration and excellence to deliver the innovations of tomorrow, today.