You know those little chips that power your pc, tablet, smartphones, and wearable devices? Yes that’s us … You’re welcome!
We are a world leader in wafer production creating the very latest semiconductor devices. Our team in Fab24 in Leixlip are producing 14nm technology. That’s Intel's 6th generation of microprocessors. We’re one of only 3 locations on the planet where this technology is manufactured. It’s such a cool place!
The Leixlip campus is also home to Intel’s IoT (Internet of Things) as well as the Wearables Group. Our Galileo board makes devices smart and interactive. We make it possible to integrate intelligent connectivity into virtually anything you wear (devices like your watch, earphones, and bracelets)! The Silicon Nano electronics Research Team, Product Development Group, and Innovation Open Labs, who are the makers of our future, are also based at Intel Leixlip.
Recently we announced the acquisition of Movidius, a company that is a world leader in Machine Vision Technology, providing visual intelligence to the next generation of connected devices. Intel® Movidius™ technology optimizes, enhances, and brings Intel® RealSense™ capabilities to fruition.
Life as an Intel Graduate
How does it feel to be part of Intel Ireland's Fab 24?
MSc Energy Management, Dublin IT & previously Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin, joined January 2015
Within Intel there is plenty of development prospects and there is a good career progression path laid out, so that as engineers, we continuously improve. However, it’s not all work and there are numerous charity events, social events, and even 5-a-side football to provide ways to meet people from all over the Intel sites.
A key part of my job is finding ways to continuously improve the process in a variety of ways while keeping to key equipment operational indicators namely quality, cycle-time, capacity, and cost.
HND in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Tyne Metropolitan College Newcastle, Manufacturing Technician, Lithography group
I relocated to Ireland from Newcastle in England. I found the relocation service available to me, from Intel very helpful; particularly the housing and locational service e.g. nearest shops, pubs & leisure facilities.
I think Ireland is an attractive place to come and work & live. Dublin is an amazing city with lots of things to do and experience. The people are friendly and you get the chance to experience a new country and gain a new found independence.
What I like most about my current role at Intel is that I’m constantly learning and improving my knowledge and skillset. Also it gives me the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and work as part of a great team.
B.Eng.Tech in Automation Engineering, Dublin IT. Manufacturing Technician in the Lithography department
Since joining Intel, I have been offered the opportunity to increase my knowledge of the industry and advance my role within the company by availing of the numerous training and development classes available on-site. My primary duties include daily equipment monitoring and maintenance, Improving processes and the operational stability of the toolset.
During my downtime, I have been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle by utilizing the 24hr on-site fitness center. The Women in Intel Network (WIN) has also proven to be an excellent support system for me.
Manufacturing Technician, CENIT College with FIT and supported by INTEL. Joined 2016
I studied Manufacturing technician maintenance skills, supported by Intel and run in conjunction with Fastrack into IT and Cenit College. My goal was always to attain a technical qualification and a full-time career at Intel. Having reached my mid-40s, and after working in aviation for 18 years, the programme gave me the confidence and skills boost that I needed.
My role is wafer-handling process technician. I work on preventative maintenance, and wafer handling and recovery. A lot of web-based training on the job and instructor-led training were also required, in conjunction with my new certification. But you quickly adapt to the process and become a member of the team, with your own contribution to the process.
Kildare encompasses many inviting and charming towns near to the Intel site in Leixlip. Popular locations include: Leixlip, Maynooth, Celbridge, Kilcock,& Clane.
Dublin is located a mere 20km from Leixlip making Dublin another great living option. Popular locations in Dublin that are particularly convenient to commute from include: Lucan, Palmerstown, Castleknock, and Ashtown. Rental costs can vary significantly due to location. Independent website Daft can be a useful tool to gage rental and housing costs.
Once hired, Intel’s relocation team provides home-finding assistance to ensure a smooth transition-further information is provided after offer acceptance.
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
Lovin Dublin has you covered with the latest on food, lifestyle, news, and culture in the city. While joining up with the Happenings will ensure you’re up to date on cool events running around ‘town’.
Lively areas such as Temple Bar and Grafton Street exhibit the warm and dynamic culture of Dublin where great shopping, talented buskers and, street performers-once featuring bands such as U2 and the Coronas-along with a welcoming pint will always be near.
Healthcare in Ireland is split into two sectors: Public and Private.
Public sector; EU/EEA or Swiss nationals staying in Ireland are entitled to receive free maintenance and treatment in public hospitals however costs may arise when dealing with GP (general practitioner) appointments and prescriptions.
Private healthcare is available to all individuals staying in Ireland and provides a range of services available at private hospitals. In 2005, 47.6% of individuals in Ireland were covered by private healthcare insurance. The Citizens Information website further outlines information regarding healthcare in Ireland.
Intel offers varying health insurance plans options with VHI and Laya Healthcare. Further information regarding Intel’s policy options are provided after offer acceptance.
(These links are independent from Intel and should only be used as a guide for an idea of potential tax costs.)
Upon hire, Intel supplies a tax consultation with PwC which includes an explanation of the Irish tax system, identification of your tax responsibilities, etc. Further information is provided after offer acceptance.
Cost of Living
In order to estimate the cost of living in Dublin and Kildare, Numbeo can be a useful website to identify costs associated with groceries, restaurants, rent, utilities, clothing, leisure, etc. Numbeo's Comparison Tool and Expatistan's Comparison Tool are other instruments that may be helpful in highlighting the differences in cost between cities/towns.
(These links are generated independently and should only be used to generate a general idea of cost of living.)
Education and Transport
Education in Ireland is divided into three levels: Primary (ages 5-12), Secondary (ages 12-18), and Higher Education. Full-time education is compulsory in Ireland for children aged 6 to 16 and is funded by the Irish government for both primary and secondary level.
Higher Education is composed of universities, institutes of technology, and colleges of education. After completing the secondary level school exam known as the Leaving Certificate, applications can then be made to higher education institutions with placement allocated due to exam performance. A 2012 Economist Intelligence Unit study ranked Ireland’s education system 11th in the world. Education.ie is a great website to check out if looking for more information regarding the Irish school system.
Intel’s relocation team offers education assistance when enrolling children in the Irish school system-further information is provided after offer acceptance.
Dublin public transport services extend to Kildare locations making Leixlip conveniently accessed via Dublin’s electric rail system (the DART) & bus route. The Irish Rail Commuter Runs a regular Dublin to Maynooth service with the route’s Leixlip’s Louisa Bridge stop being only 5 minute walk from Intel site. Check out Irish Rail for information on routes and timetables.
Dublin’s bus service also offers a convenient option with bus route 66 running from Dublin city centre to Maynooth. This route has multiple stops right outside of the Intel campus. Dublin Bus can be accessed to view the route’s stops in Dublin and Kildare.
If interested in renting or purchasing a car-the Intel campus is located just off the motorway (M4) which is suitably connected to the Dublin motorway (M50) that links around the whole city directly connecting most Dublin suburbs to the M4. Visit The AA to check usual traffic times and routes.