The winners of the 2018 US-Ireland Research Inn. Award for the Irish operations of a US headquartered and controlled multinational company: Xilinx 

The Xilinx Ireland team successfully designed a software defined radio microchip (RFSOC) in 16nm FinFET technology, which is an industry first to address the emerging cost, power, size and flexibility requirements in emerging 5G cellular networks.
Xilinx Ireland is regional EMEA headquarters of Xilinx Inc, based in California. They are the world’s leading provider of all programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3D ICs, enabling the next generation of smarter, connected, and differentiated systems and networks.
The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards are sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank with media partner The Irish Times.