InfiniLED Campus Spin out - Tyndall Institute, UCC
InfiniLED Limited, recently spun out from Tyndall National Institute, UCC. InfiniLED is commercialising a new generation of LED technology which significantly extends the battery life for portable devices such as cameras, mobile phones and laptops as well as for various medical and analytical instrumentation by producing more usable light, using less energy.
Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork (UCC)
The Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork is one of Europe's leading centres for Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) research and development. It is the largest facility of its kind in Ireland with ca 450 staff, students and academic & industrial visiting researchers. Tyndall, formally known as the National Microelectonics Research Centre, was established in 2004 to provide a critical mass of researchers that would support the growth and development of a smart knowledge based economy in Ireland. Tyndall's research is guided by, and applied to, finding commercialisable solutions for the needs of society in Communications, Energy, Environment and Health through the development of new technology in the fields of Photonics, Micro/Nanoelectronics and Microsystems.
Tyndall uses its facilities and expertise to support industry and academia nationally and provides large numbers of highly qualified graduate students, key to the development of our national economy. Tyndall has over 200 industry partnerships and customers worldwide. Several start up companies in Ireland have been based on technology originating at Tyndall. The Institute's researchers include 125 PhD and 10 Masters students, and 38 nationalities are represented within the institute at all levels, with its research published in 200 peer reviewed publications last year. Income for 2010 was over 33m euro
Tyndall UCC Breakthrough in Nanotechnology
Last February, Nature Nanotechnology announced the development at UCC's Tyndall National Institute of the world's first junctionless transistor. The transistor is the building block of the microchip and the breakthrough by Professor Jean-Pierre Colinge, was greeted by the semiconductor industry as a major advance. Now, Professor Colinge is back in the news with a transistor that is reduced again by a factor of twenty. To put in it context, his latest innovation is 2000 times smaller than a strand of human hair, 30 per cent more energy efficient than existing transistors and gives a better performance than transistors now on the market! With up to two billion transistors on a single microchip, the latest breakthrough will help to drive more simple manufacturing processes and is again being viewed as a significant leap forward. Professor Colinge explains: