MCCI - Microelectronics - Cork

Donnacha O'Riordan
Donnacha O'Riordan
Centre Director
Tel: + 353 21 234 6164

MCCI’s (Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland) mission is to increase the export revenue and employment levels of microelectronics companies located in Ireland.

MCCI is a technology centre focused on carrying out microelectronic circuit research for the benefit of industry. MCCI is a world leader in analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuit research. Microelectronics is a key enabling technology and MCCI is working with medical companies on new ultra-low power implantable microchips to monitor the human body, with smart food companies on microchips that can detect if a beef burger contains horsemeat, and with energy companies to reduce the power in data centres. The world-class circuits that we design allow companies to differentiate their products. In the last two years alone there have been five commercial licences from MCCI, 50% of MCCI staff have transferred into industry, and our member companies have created over 1,000 new jobs, with 120 of those jobs attributed to MCCI.

Research areas:

  • Analogue and mixed-signal circuits research
  • Sensors
  • Communications
  • Smart medical devices
  • Smart agri-food devices

Research performed by:

  • University of Limerick
  • Maynooth University
  • University College Dublin
  • Tyndall National Institute
  • Cork Institute of Technology