Cork is to get 30 new jobs as semiconductor firm M/A-Com Technology Solutions continues to expand its operations in the county.
The company, which supplies analogue semiconductor products, is recruiting for engineering, supply chain, and quality and administration roles.
It currently employs 68 people at its facility, where it established its international headquarters in Cork last year. In 2010, the company began an IDA supported research and development project in integrated circuit (IC) design.
M/A-Com Tech’s vice president of engineering Mike Murphy said the recent establishment of the monolithic microwave integrated circuit design centre in Cork had proved to be “a strategically significant research and development project for M/A-Com Tech Cork”, and had led to the firm’s ongoing commitment to Ireland.
Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Sean Sherlock welcomed the expansion, commenting on the rapid pace of growth at the Cork facility.
“IC design companies like M/A- Com Tech are of significant importance to Ireland’s foreign direct investment portfolio,” he said.
IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary said the establishment of the research centre was in keeping with the body’s focus on attracting increased investment to Ireland in R&D.
The news comes only days after tech giant Apple announced it would add about 500 new jobs to its Cork operations over the next couple of years as it expanded its Hollyhill facility
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