MCCI was set up in April 2010 under the EI and IDA Technology Centres Programme to deliver high impact microelectronics research for the global semiconductor industry.

We work with our industry partners to deliver application driven research, and currently we have 52 research projects underway with our 35 member companies.

Central to MCCI’s strategy is the development of our researchers and students into future leaders within the semiconductor industry. We are proud that we continue to grow our team of engineers and researchers. We have now have over 90 researchers working in our teams in Tyndall, University College Dublin and University of Limerick.

We collaborate with our industry partners to work on ground breaking microelectronic research and to date we have had 42 researchers transfer to industry.

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Donnacha O Riordan

Executive Director

Paul Hyland

Operations Manager

Ivan O Connell

Principal Investigator

Nicola Cooney

Marketing Executive

Catherine Walsh

Centre Administrator


MCCI is led by a Central Steering Committee which sets the vision and strategic direction for the centre.

Donal O Sullivan

Chairman – Johnson Controls

Donnacha O Riordan

Executive Director – MCCI

Darren Hobbs

Adesto Technologies


Peng Lim


John Ryan

ROHM Powervation

Colin Lyden

Analog Devices

Tim Cummins


Kieran Burke


Sean Foley


Prof. Peter Kennedy


Technical Steering Group

Our strategic research direction is led by our central steering committee who set out the vision for the centre.

Donnacha O’Riordan

MCCI Director

Prof.Peter Kennedy


Prof. Michiel Steyaert

KU Leuven

Prof. Christian Enz


Mike Keaveney

Analog Devices

Michael Kane

Boston Scientic

Prof. Willy Sansen

Ku Leuven


Seamus O’ Driscoll


Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy


Ivan O’Connell


Jeff Walling 


Emanuel Popovici


Anding Zhu


Bogdan Staszewski


Barry Cardiff
Prof.Peter Kennedy


Tony Scanlan


Brendan Mullane







John Horan