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  • Microsoft opens ‘cultural milestone’ campus February 22, 2018
    An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has officially opened the new Microsoft campus, One Microsoft Place in Leopardstown, Dublin. Accompanied by Peggy Johnson, executive vice president, Microsoft Corporation, Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland, and Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, an Taoiseach said that Microsoft’s continuing presence and expansion, with more than 2,000 in the new campus alone […]
  • AMBER, Johnson & Johnson to establish 3D bioprinting lab February 22, 2018
    Materials science research centre AMBER and Johnson & Johnson have announced plans to open a 3D bioprinting centre of excellence at Trinity College Dublin. The focus for the new research laboratory will co-led by AMBER’s Prof Daniel Kelly (pictured) and Joseph Ault, senior fellow, lead API and Bioprinting at Johnson & Johnson. 3D bioprinting has […]
  • ICHEC competition to solve identity crisis for new supercomputer February 22, 2018
    The Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) has issued a challenge to primary and secondary schoolchildren in Ireland to name its new supercomputer. The new system replaces the five-year-old Fionn and will provide Irish researchers with the computing power to address challenges in science and society such as tackling climate change, improving healthcare and […]
  • DecaWave announces $30m funding round February 22, 2018
    Fabless semi-conductor company DecaWave has announced the closure of a $30 million funding round from venture capital funds, Enterprise Ireland and existing investors. Led by Atlantic Bridge Ventures, the round also includes the China Ireland Growth Technology Fund, ACT Venture Capital and ZZ Ventures and brings total funding to date for DecaWave to $60 million. […]
  • Ammeon to create 100 jobs in consulting, software engineering February 22, 2018
    IT professional services and consulting company Ammeon is to create 100 jobs in its software engineering and consulting divisions over the next 18 months. Ammeon has been supported by the government through Enterprise Ireland. “Here at Ammeon, we have built the largest indigenous team of professional service consultants focused on accelerating IT delivery and innovation,” […]
  • Datapac secures €5.5m in new contracts in 2017 February 22, 2018
    Datapac won €5.5 million in new managed services contracts with Irish organisations in 2017. Following recent investment in its network operations centre that included deployment of new remote monitoring platforms in addition to growth in its technical services team, the company was able to enhance its services capability and capacity. More than 650 companies now […]
  • How blockchain can be the new business collaboration tool February 22, 2018
    While blockchain may have seen its debut through the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, the distributed electronic ledger technology is quickly making inroads across a variety of industries. That is mainly because of its innate security and its potential for improving systems operations all while reducing costs and creating new revenue streams. David Schatsky, a managing director at […]
  • Intel ships new Spectre patches: Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake now, Sandy Bridge next February 21, 2018
    Intel said Tuesday afternoon that it’s shipped updated patches to mitigate the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities for Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake Core processors, plus additional Skylake chips. Intel’s patch roadmap also indicates that beta patches for Broadwell, Haswell, and Ivy Bridge-based PCs are in the works. The microcode updates have been shipped to Intel’s […]
  • Vectra to open R&D centre in Dublin, create 100 jobs February 21, 2018
    US-based cybersecurity firm Vectra is to open a research and development centre in Dublin, leading to the creation of 100 jobs over the next five years. The news comes following the successful closure of a €30 million Series D funding round led by Atlantic Bridge, with participation from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), Khosla […]
  • Industry giants sign cybersecurity charter February 21, 2018
      A charter for cybersecurity has been signed by a group of companies that aims to establish “binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalisation”. Led by Siemens, the Charter of Trust was introduced at the Munich Security Conference where Airbus, Allianz, Daimler Group, IBM, NXP, SGS and Deutsche Telekom […]