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30 new jobs at Cork tech firm

Hittite designs and manufactures components for use in telecommunications and similar systems.

Semiconductors are used extensively in electronic circuits.
Semiconductors are used extensively in electronic circuits.
Image: huangjiahui via flickr/Creative Commons

THE US SEMICONDUCTOR company Hittite Microwave Corporation is to create 30 new jobs in Cork.

19 research and development jobs are to be created in the company’s research and development (R&D) unit while 11 others will be employed at the company’s new international operations centre.

Hittite designs and manufactures high frequency, analog and mixed signal electronics components for use in telecommunications and similar systems. Semiconductors are used extensively in electronic circuits.

Describing it as a “great vote of confidence in Cork”, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovations Richard Bruton said he was determined “that we continue to develop our innovation infrastructure so as to support more investments by Irish and multinational companies and create the jobs we need.”

Hittite will invest €4m in its R&D facilities.

Commenting on the announcement, the Managing Director of the new Cork operation Jason Lynch said that the choice of Cork as the location for R&D activities was due to a combination of the availability of world-class engineers and the proximity to the semiconductor and integrated circuit design capabilities in University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology.

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