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Published on 4 March 2019

Established with a mission to support industry and academia in driving excellent research to market, Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s leading research centres in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research and development and the largest research facility of its type in Ireland.

As a successor to the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC founded in 1982) at University College Cork, the Institute hosts over 460 researchers, engineers and support staff, including a full-time postgraduate cohort of around 135 students, generating over 200 peer-reviewed publications and one spin-out each year.

Tyndall is a globally leading Institute in its four core research areas of Microsystems, Micro/Nanoelectronics, Photonics, and Theory Modelling & Design. With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, Tyndall generates around 30M income each year, 85% from competitively won contracts nationally and internationally. Tyndall is also a lead partner in European research programmes in the areas of ICT, health, energy, and the environment worth 48M, including 13M accruing to Irish industry partners (from Framework 7 and H2020). Hosting the only full CMOS, Micro-Electronic-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and III-V Wafer Semiconductor fabrication facilities and services in Ireland, Tyndall is capable of prototyping new product opportunities for its target industries - electronics, smart sensors, communications, medical devices and energy. Tyndall also has a state-of-the-art packaging laboratory that supports development of advanced photonic devices and integrated systems.

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