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It’s What’s Inside that Counts at Intel Ireland
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 centre in Timisoara.
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.