Ireland has long been established as a country of choice for many North American, European and Asian companies to set up overseas operations in support of their business objectives. The focus of the Irish Government over the past 50 years has been to encourage the establishment of key multinational companies with a view to supporting and enhancing the economic growth of the country. One of the primary sectors of interest and focus has been the ICT sector.
The ICT sector in Ireland incorporates the full range of high tech activities including Research and Development, High Value Manufacturing, Shared Services, Supply Chain Management, Software Development and Technical Support operating in areas from computers to microelectronics, telecommunications to software and components to copiers.
There are many examples of successful operations of multinational companies in the Microelectronics sector, including some world leaders such as:
Some of the reasons that multinational companies have chosen Ireland have been