The Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2010 is sponsored by:

University College Cork


University College Cork is situated in south-west Ireland and was founded as a Queen's College in 1845. The university has 16,000 full-time students. 13,000 are undergraduate students while 3,000 are on postgraduate programmes. UCC's diverse student-body includes 2,000 international students representing 80-plus countries worldwide. In addition, the university's Centre for Adult Continuing Education has 2,000 students. 2,800 people work at UCC including more than 800 faculty.


Synopsys is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, IP and services used in semiconductor design and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and FPGA solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk.

Analog Devices

Analog Devices, Inc. defines innovation and excellence in signal processing. ADI's analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (IC) play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic equipment. But that doesn't begin to capture the essence of what Analog Devices does for our customers, and ultimately for the end user.

MIDAS Ireland


MIDAS Ireland (Microelectronic Industry Design Association) is a joint industry and academic organisation which defines and develops the future direction of Integrated Circuit design in Ireland. It is a national cluster consisting of the microelectronics design companies and third level institutions in Ireland, building on the already-strong relationships between them.


The Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall) was created in 2004 at the initiative of the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment and University College Cork (UCC) to bring together complementary activities in photonics, electronics and networking research at the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC), several UCC academic departments and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). The objective is to create a research institute, which would become a focal point of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Ireland, to support industry and academia nationally and to increase the number of qualified graduate students for the ‘knowledge economy’.



From start-up in 1970, IMEX has offered our customers a solution based approach to instrumentation problems. We feel that this type of service can only be provided by a team of technically competent field engineers visiting, demonstrating and, where appropriate, arranging seminars and presentations of new products. Aside from instrumentation solutions, IMEX continues to produce and supply the education sector, such as our Embedded System Tools, Tektronix range, Feedback Engineering Labs and Bluetooth Interactive Whiteboards.

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) has gone through many transformations over the past few years. The UKRI chapter endeavours to support the UKRI Computational Intelligence researchers by bringing information and news about this exciting and progressing research field which includes innovations in neural networks, fuzzy logic and evolutionary computation and applications of these technologies in signal and systems R&D. The CIS UKRI chapter aims to develop the society, for the betterment of Computational Intelligence research in the UK and ROI and, in particular, to organize and support meetings/workshops/conferences, such as the Irish Signals and Systems Conference


Sembarc is a leading-edge telecoms design company supplying Intellectual Property (IP) solutions for the next generation telecoms transport market. The technical team within Sembarc has decades of experience in silicon design with embedded software, and telecoms system-level architecture. Based outside Belfast, Sembarc began life in 2007 providing a variety of IP cores to customers such as Nortel.

Sembarc are currently developing very high bandwidth Framers and Mappers, together with resource-efficient, high-gain Forward Error Correction solutions. Significant expansion is planned to achieve Sembarc's goal of becoming a leading player in the demanding market of Field Programmable Standard Products for 100 Gb/s applications.

Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC® Programmable System-on-ChipTM, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSBTM radio system-on-chip, to West BridgeTM and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power.


Movidius is a fabless semiconductor company whose technology provides unique video editing and post production capabilities for the creation of User Generated Content for mobile social networking. Movidius's video processor hardware and application software is specifically designed to suit low power mobile phone and consumer electronics, enabling handset manufacturers to create highly differentiated products and enhanced user experiences.


Xilinx leads the Programmable Logic Device (PLD) market, which features a technology called the field programmable gate array (FPGA) that our company pioneered in 1984. Xilinx supplies customers with "off-the-shelf" logic devices that customers can program to perform specific functions using the development tools. This programmability provides a revolutionary alternative to fixed or custom logic devices that typically require many months to design, test, and manufacture.


Ireland hosts one of the largest Intel manufacturing site outside of the United States. It's also a hub for some of the most exciting technology and manufacturing research currently taking place in Europe. We're justifiably proud of the people who contribute the knowledge, skills and innovation that make Intel Ireland the most technologically advanced industrial location on the European map

Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the three broad areas of Biotechnology; Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and Sustainable Energy & Energy Efficient Technologies (Energy).