Minister O’Keeffe announces €23m investment in innovation by Analog Devices

first_img Previous articleCity Grand Prix returns to grid after 75 yearsNext articleFollow past winners to Forecourt and Convenience retailers ‘Oscars’ admin Linkedin Email Advertisement Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal NewsMinister O’Keeffe announces €23m investment in innovation by Analog DevicesBy admin – June 28, 2010 896 Twitter Print The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today [Monday] announced that the US electronics firm, Analog Devices, is to invest €23 million in research and development in the company’s plant in Raheen, Co Limerick.The investment is supported by the Government as part of its strategy to position Ireland as an innovation island.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Analog Devices, which set up in Limerick in 1977, employs over 1,000 workers in high-end manufacturing and design.The €23 million investment, which builds on research and development activity in the plant, will be in the manufacturing division.The investment is supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.The company plans to develop new semiconductor process technologies for the medical instrumentation, communications, industrial applications and the automotive industries around the world.Minister O’Keeffe said: ‘Analog Devices’ investment will strengthen the firm’s strategic position in the global semiconductor industry and consolidate its presence in Limerick.‘The Government is eager to support innovation and research and development activity in indigenous enterprises and multinationals so it is encouraging that a company of Analog Devices’ calibre is investing in its team and operation in Ireland.‘Analog Devices’ investment is entirely consistent with the Government’s vision for a ‘smart’ economy based on high-quality jobs in the marketplace of ideas.’The Vice-President of Manufacturing in Analog Devices, Dennis Dempsey, said: The decision to further invest in research and development at our Limerick campus is a very positive one for our local operations and is in keeping with the focus on innovation, investment and change that has always been at the forefront of our operations here, both in high-end manufacturing and integrated circuit design.‘This new investment will facilitate broadening the scope of the company’s research mandate as we undertake new process developments for the corporation.‘Our Limerick-based team will be driving technological developments based on our customers’ rapidly evolving needs across a wide range of industries throughout the globe.‘Our high-end manufacturing operations and our highly skilled workforce will continue to maintain their competitive edge as a result of this investment.’The chief executive of IDA Ireland, Barry O’Leary, said: ‘This research and development investment by Analog Devices Ireland at its Limerick operation will further embed Analog’s operations here and it is keeping with IDA’s focus on transformation as outlined in IDA’s recent ‘Horizon 2020’ strategy document.‘Investment in research and development is an integral part of building Ireland’s ‘smart’ economy while paving the way for future investment and job creation.‘IDA Ireland looks forward to continuing to support Analog Devices as it grows and develops its Irish operations.’Analog Devices has a number of long-term partnerships in place with educational institutions here.It is proposed that some of the research and development work will be carried out in conjunction with these institutions, specifically with the Tyndall Institute in University College Cork in the first instance.last_img read more

Area Baseball Sectional Scores (5-25)

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AFCON 2019: Aside the obvious, five players to watch in Egypt

first_imgThe first ever 24 team Africa Cup of Nations kicks off today in Egypt. There will be 552 players at the 32 edition of the tournament representing their respective countries. Beyond the big guns; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Wilfred Zaha, Thomas Partey,  Riyad Mahrez and Hakeem Ziyech, here are five names who Sakyibea Ofori thinks could take this AFCON by storm.NICHOLAS PEPE – IVORY COASTFormer champions Ivory Coast will be expected to do better than 2017 where they suffered a group stage exit. And one player that can help them is Nicholas Pepe.The 25-year-old is one player to look out for in this year’s tournament following his exploits for his club, Lille in the just ended season.He scored a total of 22 goals in 38 matches as Lille finished only behind champions PSG in the league to secure a place in next season’s Champions League group stage. His goal-scoring form has made him a transfer target for European champions Liverpool, Bayern Munich as well as Manchester United. MBABYE DIAGNE – SENEGALIt’s no secret that Senegal mean business in this competition and they have been tipped by many to win the trophy. Their coach, Aliou Cissé, has selected seven attackers led by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane. But one player who can be of great help to the team is Mbaye Diagne, who is making a debut appearance.The 27-year-old scored 30 goals in 29 matches in Turkey.  He found the net 20 times for Kasimpasa in the first round of the season before moving to Galatasaray where he bagged 10 goals. His goals helped Galatasaray to a domestic double.A partnership with Sadio Mane could cause a lot of havoc to defences as Senegal look to break the curse of not winning an AFCON trophy. VICTOR WANYAMA – KENYAThis man needs no introduction. His consistency for Tottenham has him earned a place in my list.  Since joining Tottenham in 2016, the Harambee Stars captain has intercepted 217 balls and made 260 clearances making it obvious his ability to disrupt attack from his opponents any time he steps up to it.He also has recovered 976 balls plus won 950 aerial duels, numbers that prove he can man mark any attacker who sets out to score against Kenya. These statistics make him a high powered weapon for Kenya and his potential to light up this competition should not be taken lightly.ODION IGHALO – NIGERIA If there is any player who can bag the goals for Nigeria in Egypt, then it is Odion Ighalo. With seven goals, he finished as top scorer in the qualifiers. The Chinese-based striker scored 21 goals in 28 matches for Changchun Yatai. In February 2019, he moved to Shanghai Shenhua and netted seven goals in nine games before joining Nigeria’s team for the tournament.  With his greatest attribute, scoring goals, he is going to break the hearts of many opponents but win their admiration.ACRHAF HAKIMI – MOROCCOReal Madrid youngster Achraf Hakimi, who is currently halfway through a two-year loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, is one to keep an eye out for. His versatility has been one of his key assets so far in his career. The 20-year-old can play on either side of the defence or at centre-back. Coming off the back of an electric World Cup campaign, Hakimi will look to set the African continent ablaze with his marauding overlapping runs on the flanks. He managed 31 appearances for Dortmund last season scoring three goals and registering seven assists.— Follow all the tournament games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fan zones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.last_img read more

Sorry Leaf fans: Hawks take control of series; Border Bruins edge Rebels in OT

first_imgFor some reason the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have a way of playing just well enough and just a little bit better than the Nelson Leafs.The Hawks squeaked out another one of those nail-biting victories Friday night at the NDCC Arena, dumping the Leafs 6-2 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Series.Beaver Valley can complete the sweep Saturday night in Nelson when the teams meet for Game four of the series at the NDCC Arena.“It was a great win of us tonight,’’ said Hawks head coach Terry Jones from outside the winner’s dressing room.“I thought it was a pretty gritty effort tonight, by both teams,” Jones added.“I thought in the first period there wasn’t much out there . . . guys were battling hard but once we got that first goal one we seem to relax a little bit and get some confidence.”After a scoreless first period, Hawks Jace Weegar got the visitors going six minutes into the second period.Nelson bounced right back, tying the game at 1-1 on a goal seconds later by Levi Hulston.However, Devin Nemes teamed up with Tyler Ghirardosi and Evan Gorman for a picture-perfect marker to give Beaver Valley the 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.Nelson came out with some jump in the third, looking for the equalizer.The Leafs got a chance to tie the game when Hulston found himself in all alone on Beaver Valley netminder Tallon Kramer.But Hulston, shooting for the top corner, fired a shot wide of the net. “Of course we want Levi to scored, but you’re not going to score on every shot,” said Leafs captain Rayce Miller.“The next one is going to go in . . .. That’s the mindset you have to have. That’s what we tell each other, you miss one the next one is going in.”Minutes later the Hawks made the Leafs pay when Ghirardosi scored the first of two in the period and Dylan Heppier added a power play goal.Andy Fitzpatrick pulled the Leafs to within a pair with a special teams goal.But the Hawks scored twice with Leafs goalie Josh Williams on the bench for an extra attacker to secure the four-goal victory.“I thought our third period was a real good period,” Jones said.“We just played it the right way and we worked real hard on the defensive side.”“But that team doesn’t quit over there,” Jones added.“They work hard and got some guys that just keep battling.”Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 31-26 in the game.Kramer won his second game of the series in goal for the Hawks.Meanwhile, Josh Williams, who had a bounce-back game for the Leafs after getting pulled during Game one of the series, took the loss.“We just come ready to go,” said Miller when asked how the Leafs can extend the series.“We wipe the slate clean and play the same way we did today and come to the rink ready to go.”ICE CHIPS: Nelson once again played the game without a full compliment of players. Defenceman Dash Thompson returned to the lineup, but Cleary Ambrose did not play leaving the Leafs with 16 skaters . . . . The game saw more than 500 fans attend. . . . If a fifth game is necessary it will be played Monday night in Fruitvale. . . . In Grand Forks, Austin Dean scored in the second overtime period to give the Border Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Castlegar Rebels. Shayne Pluto and Chad Grambo also scored for Grand Forks while Darren Medeiros and Chris Breese replied for the Rebels. The Bruins now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game four Saturday in the Boundary City.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Junior Bombers Field Hockey

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers travelled to the South Okanagan over the weekend to get a taste of action on the High School Field Hockey season.The squad, consisting of players from Grades 8-10, finished the Junior Field Hockey Festival in Oliver with a 3-4-1 record.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the squad with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Isabel Curston, Elissa Centrone, Emma Chirico, Zoe Baxter, Mae Gillespie, Ashleigh McLean, Ella Peloso, Skyla Short, Nicola Anderson, Rayne Fulgin, Marissa Price, Jessica McLeod, Ariel Fulgin, Sienna Morningstar and Coach Bruce Walgren. Great opportunity to face high school teams outside West KootenayThe tournament format had teams playing six players on the pitch with games running 20-minutes halves. “This is a great opportunity for the new and some experienced players to practice running and passing the ball on a less crowded field,” said coach Bruce Walgren.”This was a marathon tournament for the Juniors as they played eight games in two days.”LVR scored wins over Maple Ridge while suffering losses to Stanley Humphries of Castlegar and KLO and  Dr. Knox of Kelowna.The Bombers tied J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail.Goals scorers included Jessica MacLeod, Elissa Centrone with two, Zoe Baxter, Grade 8 Skyla Short from a penalty shot, Isabel Curston and Marisa Price. Johanna Brochhagen played well in goal for the Bombers.”Noteable highlights from the tournament were the multi goal performances by Zoe Baxter, Elissa Centrone, Marissa Price and Jessica Mcleod,” said Walgren.”Great defense by Isabel Curston, Emma Chirico, Ashleigh Mclean, Rayne Fulgin, and Nicola Anderson, very impressive mid field work by Ella Peloso, Sienna Morningstar, Ariel Fulgin and Skyla Short.Next up for Bombers is a Senior Game on Monday against Stanley Humphries of Castlegar at the Pass Creek field.Both Junior and Senior teams are in action on Tuesday against J. Lloyd Crowe.last_img read more

The 4th-Generation iPad Makes Me Feel Like A Sucker

first_imgjohn paul titlow Tags:#Apple#iPad#iPad mini#new ipad Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Related Posts At first, I didn’t think much about about the new iPads Apple launched yesterday. Sure, the iPad Mini represents an interesting push into the market for smaller, cheaper tablets, but I certainly don’t need one. And the fourth-generation iPad? It’s the company’s least substantial tablet hardware upgrade yet, hardly an improvement over the new iPad I bought six months ago. Apple’s new tablets are nice, but their arrival didn’t have an impact on me.Then I got a text from my brother. “Want to split a third generation iPad for Mom for Christmas? Only $379 refurbed.” Hey, that’s a pretty good deal! Only $379 for a new, 10-inch iPad with a Retina display, nice camera and everything. Just like the one I bought a few months… Hey, wait a minute. Dammit it, Apple!See Also: Why The “New” iPad Should Never Have Been ReleasedI’m not one to impulsively spring for every new gadget that comes along. As a rule, I always skip at least one generation when upgrading my phone. When the iPad 2 came out, I held onto my first generation Apple tablet, waiting for the next version to launch. As a freelance writer, I tend to be very judicious and budget-concious when it comes to shelling out for new devices.But when the “new iPad” started shipping in the spring of this year, I knew it was time to upgrade. Not only was it thinner and faster than my first generation iPad, but it had that super high-resolution Retina display and two cameras. I sold my now-outdated tablet and put the cash toward a brand new, shiny third-generation iPad. Now, a mere six months later, that very same device is available from Apple at a 25% discount. Gee thanks, guys. If I had known the “new” iPad would become the “old” iPad before the end of the year, I would have held out. I’m not the only customer feeling burned by Apple’s uncharacteristically rapid relaunch cycle. After I tweeted a complaint, SoundCloud‘s Head of Audio Manolo Espinosa responded, saying that he had picked up an iPad 3 just a month ago and was now “feeling the pain.” Fortunately for him, the Apple Store let him return the device and get his money back. Not all customers will be so lucky.  Alas, this is one of the perils of being a consumer of mobile technology these days. With every Apple product launch, customers joke about how the company just made their existing phone, tablet or laptop obsolete.Of course, that’s an exaggeration, as my still-perfectly-functional iPhone 4 demonstrates. But electronics manufacturers – especially Apple – have a way of making their customers feel like suckers by pushing out new iterations of their prized gadgets sooner than ever.Normally, buyers of new iOS devices have a year to feel like super-cool, cutting-edge early adopters. This time around, Apple shortened the window to six months in order to get new devices out in time for the holiday shopping season and ensure more universal adoption of  the Lightning connector that debuted with the iPhone 5 last month. That’s great for Apple. I’m sure it will sell a make nn ungodly amount of money selling iPads and iPad Minis this year.Me? I’ve learned my lesson. I’ll be holding out for the iPad 9.  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more