Donnacha O'Riordan
Centre Director
 + 353 21 234 6164

MCCI - Microelectronics - Cork

MCCI’s (Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland) vision is to be the first choice for Microelectronics research that enables future products and applications. MCCI is a technology centre focused on carrying out microelectronic circuit research for the benefit of industry and is a world leader in analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuit research.

We recognise that Microelectronics is at the heart of all technology, driving & powering the Irish economy. Our vision emphasises high impact research outcomes, but beyond that the development of our researchers into independent thinkers and future leaders in Irish companies and in the global semiconductor landscape. We value the trusted networks of industry-led collaborative research, and commit to timely execution that benefits not only our industry partners, but which contributes fundamentally to a better, more prosperous society

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 DNA in food products, with energy companies to reduce the power in data centres and communications companies on networks of the future. The world-class circuits that we design allow companies to differentiate their products.

In the last number of years alone there have been 11 commercial licences from MCCI, 38 of MCCI research 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

  • Sensor interfaces

  • Communications

  • Smart medical devices

  • Smart agri-food devices


    Research performed by:

  • Tyndall National Institute

  • University College Dublin

  • University College Cork

  • University of Limerick

  • Maynooth University

  • Cork Institute of Technology