Business & Leadership
2nd October 2013
The Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) today announced plans to host a national research forum on Thursday, 17 October at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork.
The forum will focus on showcasing innovative research happening nationally in MCCI. Research collaborations MCCI is working on with both industry and academia will be on display.
MCCI is a national hub of creativity and innovation hosted by the Tyndall National Institute in Cork in collaboration with University of Limerick.
Set up in 2010 under the Enterprise Ireland and IDA Technology Centres programme, MCCI is led by industry and so the direction the centre follows is directly linked back to the activity of industry both nationally and globally.
“MCCI has come a long way over the past three years. When we opened in 2010 there was a real need for academic research in Ireland to catch up with the fast pace at which the microelectronics sector was growing,” said MCCI director Mark Barry.
“As a country we needed to be able to provide the supports required to fuel the growth of microelectronics companies located in Ireland. MCCI has been able to provide this.”
The forum will have international keynote speakers who will address the topic ‘Creating new products by pushing the boundaries of advanced technologies’.
The line-up includes Prof Bogdan Staszewski from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and Dr Marcel Pelgrom, ex-NXP Semiconductors.