Since its beginning in 2000, Shannon is a core European R&D site for Intel’s Communications and Intelligent Systems businesses; businesses that continues to grow driven by Intel Shannon’s expertise. These businesses are quickly evolving from fixed function and isolated embedded applications towards new categories like intelligent systems and software defined infrastructure (SDI).
The spirit of innovation is nurtured at Intel Shannon and is evidenced by the number of white papers, patent submissions and conferences hosted regularly on site. Another example of innovation is the recently launched Demo Room, a customer-ready showcase area to demonstrate some of on-going work from the various Shannon-based teams. This space encourages employees to develop their ideas to the point where they could be turned into demos, many of which showcase some key paradigm shifts which Intel architecture will enable in the new business categories defined above.
The three main focus areas on campus working to deliver Intel’s strategies in Communications & Storage Infrastructure, Automotive and Retail are:
- Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group (CSIG)
By far the largest Group in Shannon, CSIG is focused on the vision of “Transforming the Infrastructure to connect, protect and enrich the digital lives of every person on earth”. The opportunities we are unleashing will lead to a high margin profitable growth business for Intel.
- Automotive Solutions (ASD)
Accelerate the next generation of compelling intelligent connected car experiences by delivering a scalable, pre-validated, standards-based modular platform to help automakers more quickly get to market with brand-differentiating driving experiences.
- Retail Solutions Division (RSD)
Intel-based retail solutions enable the intelligence essential to optimising operations and creating richer experiences that drive consumer loyalty. Seamless, secure Intel-based retail solutions deliver the intelligence needed to break through in this new dynamic of more informed and engaged shoppers without breaking budgets. From real-time inventory management to optimising brands across channels, we’re helping businesses create the kinds of richer, more personalized consumer engagement that drives customer loyalty, and can translate into profits.
Key capabilities on site are Software Design, Silicon Design, Architecture, Project Management, and The Shannon Business Centre which is forging strategic business direction for much of embeddeds European Operations and provides technical and marketing support for European customers and the Europe / Middle East / Africa field. All major European customers are directly supported from Shannon.
The campus itself comprises 2 buildings (Dromore House and Brookvale Plaza) and accommodates a current population of approximately 250 staff. It has grown steadily from the initial 40 employees in 2000; and as one would expect from an R&D site, 95% of the population are 3rd level qualified or higher. The site has a very international feel with 15 nationalities on campus; and there is the prospect of working in other Intel campuses in the US and Europe through sabbatical cover and other long term placements.
Intel Shannon has been recognised as one of Ireland’s top 20 workplaces for the last 3 years and proudly supports the local community through their work with structured programs such as the Mini Scientist; Junior Achievement and Discover Science in their goal to encourage the next generation to pursue careers in Science and Technology. The locally administered Intel Women in Technology Scholarship program has provided internships and permanent roles in Shannon for many recipients.
Intel Shannon Ltd. – Dromore House, East Park, Shannon, Co Clare, Ireland +353 (0)61 477400