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Jun 6th, 2013
 
Intel announces $1.5 million research investment at the Tyndall National Institute
 
Intel Corporation announced details of the second phase of its research investment at Ireland’s leading ICT research Institute, the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork.
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The investment of $1.5 million will secure continued collaboration between Intel and Tyndall over the next 3 years. Under the agreement, Tyndall and Intel Researchers will investigate next generation materials, devices and photonics technologies which will build on the excellent work from the first phase of this program and look to enable key innovations for future electronic devices.

Intel Corporation announced details of the second phase of its research investment at Ireland’s leading ICT research Institute, the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork. The investment of $1.5 million over the next 3 years secures the continued unique collaboration between Tyndall and the heart of Intel’s process technology research group in the U.S. and is a testament to the success of the first phase of the program which ran from 2009-2012. The agreement will again provide Intel with a commercial exploitation license to technology created through the collaboration with Tyndall.

Intel and Tyndall have been working closely together for a number of years on a range of different technologies leading to the first phase of research investment by Intel in the Institute in 2009.

Through their publications and technology, Tyndall researchers continue to demonstrate their ability to innovate and invent technologies that could potentially advance the frontiers of semiconductor technology. This latest funding agreement, which is the only one of its kind for Intel in Ireland, enables the continuing relationship directly between Tyndall and Intel’s internal research group in Portland.

Dr. Mike Mayberry, Director of Components Research in Portland Oregon and, Corporate Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Corporation joined with Eamonn Sinnott, General Manager at Intel Ireland and Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Corporation, to make the funding announcement. Tyndall were represented by their CEO Dr. Kieran Drain and members of his senior staff, and Minister Simon Coveney, was also in attendance at the event which was held at Intel’s campus in Leixlip.

Speaking at the event and announcing the new funding agreement, Intel’s Mike Mayberry said “I am delighted to be here to announce our next phase of funding at the Tyndall National Institute. This repeat Intel investment of $1.5m for a further three years is a testament to the success of the 2009-2012 program in which we enjoyed a highly collaborative engagement which produced some very useful learnings for us across a range of challenging topics in areas such as photonics, device modelling and new material development“.

Tyndall CEO, Dr. Kieran Drain added, “The renewal of this collaborative research program between Intel and Tyndall is an important validation of the work we carry out here at Tyndall. We have world leading researchers and world leading facilities engaged in delivering the best technology, knowledge and people to our partners. Renewing an engagement of this size is a clear indicator that we need to continue our strategy of delivering scientific excellence with a deep understanding of the issues involved in putting new materials and processes into practice in real devices. Tyndall operates a flexible ecosystem that houses both basic and applied researchers and strives to deliver solutions that are to the standards of a world leading semiconductor company like Intel”.

This agreement with Intel, is a direct result of the investments over the past 10 years by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA), which has attracted leading scientists and built word-class research facilities in Ireland.   Now, more than ever, it is essential that the government maintains its investment in R&D if Institutes such as Tyndall are to continue to be key attractors for foreign direct investment” added Kieran Drain.

Minister Coveney, welcomed the second phase of the Intel-Tyndall advanced research agreement, saying it signaled an important collaboration between industry and higher education. “This is exactly the type of research partnership that we in Government are trying to foster illustrating how some of Ireland’s leading academics are working in collaboration with one of the world’s leading companies. The announcement underpins Ireland’s reputation as having the high-quality research infrastructure and talent needed to develop cutting-edge technologies for globally competitive markets. Intel is a company that is designing how the world will work in the future and this continued investment in the Tyndall National Institute is a testament to the quality and calibre of the research work being carried out there."

Intel Corporation, a world leader in silicon innovation, continually raises the bar on innovation and excellence in its industry. Under the agreement, Tyndall and Intel Researchers will investigate next generation materials, devices and photonics technologies which will build on the excellent work from the first phase of this program and look to enable key innovations for future electronic devices.


 
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