M/A-COM Tech announces Irish expansion
Thirty new jobs for Cork base
TechTrade | 23 Apr 2012 :
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, is continuing to expand its Cork operation, where it now employs 68 people.
In 2011, the company established its international headquarters in Cork and in 2010 the company commenced an IDA supported R&D project in IC (integrated circuit) design. Both initiatives, from commencement of the recruitment process to completion, are expected to add 30 jobs and recruitment is ongoing. New positions are currently being added in Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality & Administration.
Making the announcement, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD said: "I am delighted to be here today to announce M/A-COM Tech's continued expansion in Ireland. The company, set up its Irish operation in 2008 and in that short space of time has expanded rapidly. IC Design companies like M/A- COM Tech are of significant importance to Ireland's foreign direct investment portfolio. I wish the company every success in the future and offer the continued support of the Irish Government as M/A-COM Tech continues to grow its Irish operations."
Mike Murphy, vice president of engineering for M/A-COM Tech, said: "M/A-COM Tech's strategic focus on integrated circuits featuring higher levels of integration and functionality resulted in the recent establishment of the Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) design centre here in Cork. This operation has proven to be a strategically significant research and development project for M/A-COM Tech Cork and as a result we are here today with news of our ongoing commitment to Ireland. I would like to thank the Irish Government and IDA Ireland for their help and support, management and staff here at M/A-COM Tech Cork and look forward to the continued success of this international headquarters."
Welcoming the announcement, Barry O'Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, said: "Since 2008 M/A-COM Tech has gone from strength to strength. The establishment of its MMIC research and development centre is in keeping with IDA Ireland's focus on attracting increased investment to Ireland in R&D which has the added benefit of making companies more strategically important to their parent corporations while embedding existing employment.'