Intel Ireland's Leixlip campus, located in County Kildare, began operations in 1989. Since then, Intel has invested over $13.9 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 since 1989 to $13.9 billion.
Intel® Movidius™, a vision processor company, focused on low power computer vision and deep learning inference, was co-founded in Dublin in 2005 by David Moloney and Seán Mitchell and acquired by Intel in 2016. Intel® Movidius™ is now based at the Leixlip campus, with an additional design
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
Leixlip is also headquarters for the Intel Labs Europe research organisation who are focused on advancing research, technologies, and innovations in the domain of Cyber Physical Systems. The team, who also have a research lab in Munich, are particularly interested in how to ensure dependability of Cyber Physical Systems through orchestration, control, and self-adaptive approaches.