November 3rd 2017 Xilinx announced its intention to invest $40m into its EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork. The investment will expand Xilinx’s research, development and engineering operations in Ireland and will lead to 100 new jobs across its Dublin and Cork locations.
As part of this announcement IC Mask Design CEO Fergal Brosnan was invited to attend the event and met with Kevin Cooney, Senior VP, then Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Libby Gribben, VP Global HR and Mary Buckley, Executive Director of IDA Ireland.
During the announcement Xilinx gave IC Mask Design a special mention naming us as a valued partner in this expansion. IC Mask Design has worked with Xilinx for over 14 years now, providing layout services to them since 2003. Xilinx are always ahead of the curve in terms of adopting leading edge technology nodes down to 7nm and IC Mask Design’s expertise in this area makes for a mutually beneficial partnership we hope will continue for many years to come.