30 new jobs for Cork as chip firm M/A-COM expands

23 Apr 2012

A leading supplier of high-performance analog semiconductor solutions M/A-COM Tech is to create 30 new jobs at its Cork plant, where it already 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 being added in engineering, supply chain, quality and administration.

“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,” Mike Murphy, vice-president of engineering for M/A-COM Tech, explained.

Strategic research

“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,” Murphy said.

“The company set up its Irish operation in 2008 and in that short space of time has expanded rapidly,” Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Sean Sherlock, TD, said.

“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,” Sherlock said.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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