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Check out the final installment in our Girls in ICT Day series

International Girls’ in ICT Day, an initiative that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs), will take place on April 25th. As part of this global initiative a number of different event and activities will be taking place that give girls the chance to gain a better understanding of the opportunities that the ICT sector holds for their future.

Hear from females in ICT

In the lead up to this year’s International Girls’ in ICT Day Intel Ireland will be sharing each week, through our newsroom, profiles of females who are working in ICT related roles at our campus in Leixlip, Ireland. This week is the third and final of the series, profiling Intel employee Denise Charles.

Below is the third profile with Intel Ireland employee Denise Charles.


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Denise Charles

Job Title: Engineer
Job Group: Yield Department
Time at Intel: Just over a year

Describe your job role:

I am an Engineer within the Yield Department, the job role consists of managing and improving the performance of tools that measure defects on products, involves going into the fab on a daily basis and working with a wider team of technicians and engineers.

Educational history:

I studied in Trinity College Dublin for my degree in Natural Sciences majoring in Experimental Physics in 2006. I continued on education after my degree to do a PhD in Physics in Trinity specializing in Plasmonic Nanosensors.

Briefly describe your day:

At 8am I perform a quick check of the status of my tools and then at 8.10am I enter the FAB to meet with the technicians and vendors to plan out tool maintenance etc for the day. After that the fun begins with my day consisting of recipe optimization for different products and providing defect scan and review services for task force and process Engineers. No two days are ever the same.

What’s the coolest thing about working in an ICT company?

A new problem arises nearly every day so I’m constantly kept on my toes.

What’s the most frustrating part of

your job?

Having to put a hair net on each morning going into the FAB (where we manufacture the products we sell)!

What did you want to be when you were younger?

I wanted to be a number of things, graphic designer, architect, product designer, web designer, or a software developer.

Enter our competition

In addition, Intel is giving people the chance to participate in our ‘Girls in ICT’ competition which is running each week from now until April 25th on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

To be in with a chance to win an Intel powered RAZRi smartphone, simply follow the Intel Ireland Twitter feed (@Intel_IRL) and answer the question we post today, Monday April 22nd, be sure to use the #IRLGirlsinICT hashtag in each answer so that we can track your entry. For full terms and conditions click here.

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