23/10/2014

Seagate To Create 35 New Jobs

Seagate Technology (Ireland), based in L'Derry, is to create 35 new jobs.

The firm announced it is to invest £34.7 million in a major research development project which will require an additional 35 skilled R&D engineers.

Invest NI has offered £7.8million of assistance, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

David Mosley, Seagate's President of Operations and Technology, said: "The explosive increase in demand for storage from mobile applications, cloud-computing infrastructures, social media, business applications and consumer markets is driving the need to develop new technology that can deliver greater storage capacity.

"This R&D project will see the Springtown R&D team, supported by Ansin at Queen’s University Belfast, apply its expertise to the task of developing HAMR technology and help the company achieve competitive advantage."

Seagate develops and manufactures read-write heads for hard disk drives. This manufacturing operation is recognised as the UK’s most advanced nanotechnology manufacturing facility.

(CD/MH)

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