Peter Smyth, Communications Director, Tyndall National Institute, Denis Doyle, Vice President & General Manager, US and Ireland Manufacturing Operations at Analog Devices, Prof. William Scanlon, CEO Tyndall National Institute and Leo McHugh, VP, Instrumentation and Precision Technology at Analog Devices.
Research partnership signed between Tyndall and Analog Devices
Acknowledging Tyndall National Institute as one of Europe’s leading technology research centres, Analog Devices (ADI) has signed a multi-year, multi-million Euro research agreement with Tyndall. This agreement further strengthens the relationship between Tyndall and ADI, spanning two decades of research and development collaboration.
The long-term and strategic partnership between this global semiconductor leader and Ireland’s ICT research centre provides continuity of innovative research capability as well as access to the world-class talent at Tyndall. The news was welcomed by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, who said,
“We have long recognised the essential role that Tyndall plays in world-leading research and innovation and we welcome its continued growth as a leading global research centre for ICT. The recent commitment of an additional funding through Budget 2018 demonstrates the Government’s support. This latest announcement from Analog Devices further exemplifies the value of Tyndall’s research and its positioning internationally.”
Speaking at the announcement, Denis Doyle, Vice President & General Manager of Analog Devices said that ADI’s long-established Ireland operations have contributed substantially to its global leadership position, stating, “This strategic agreement builds on the long-term relationship between our two organizations and further strengthens our research agenda in Ireland. It will enable us to collaborate on core technologies of mutual interest for communications, energy, agri-tech and advanced manufacturing”.
We are delighted to be working with this global leader on industry-focused research which will have a real impact for Analog,” said William Scanlon, CEO, Tyndall. “The agreement enables Analog to tap into Tyndall’s multiple research centres ‘under one roof’, covering materials, processes, circuits, advanced manufacturing and application engineering to meet Analog’s requirements for the future.”
While the partners have not disclosed specific research themes, the engagement will enable the pooling of knowledge and expertise between academia and industry, including research, intellectual property development and talent acquisition.
“Tyndall provides a unique environment with a cycle of innovation involving chemists, physicists, electronic and process engineers and system-level expertise, to allow new technologies to be conceived, produced and tested on-site, a key aspect of our new product development cycle. This is a key strategic relationship for ADI in Europe,” said Leo McHugh, VP, Global Industrial Business Unit at Analog Devices.
Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork is one of Europe’s leading research centres. With approximately 450 staff, students and academic & industrial / visiting researchers. They undertake internationally leading research into information and communications technology hardware for applications in the digital economy, energy, healthcare and care of the environment. The company uses its facilities and expertise to support industry and academia nationally and provides large numbers of highly qualified graduate students, the key to the development of Ireland’s national economy. It has over 200 industry partnerships and customers worldwide. Several start-up companies in Ireland have been based on technology originating at Tyndall.
Analog Devices is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret.
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