Second Irishman promoted to vice-president of Intel


The plant manager of Intel Ireland’s Fab 24 chip manufacturing plant in Leixlip, Eamonn Sinnott, has become the second Irishman, after country manager Jim OHara, to be made a vice-president of Intel, a major honour for the local operations.

Sinnott has been recently named as vice-president, Technology and Manufacturing Group, and plant manager of Fab 24 in Leixlip, Ireland. He is responsible for all operational aspects of Fab 24, Intel’s first 300mm facility outside of the United States.

Sinnott joined Intel Corporation in 1991 as manufacturing shift manager in Ireland. He has held a variety of factory management positions in Ireland, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Portland, Oregon. Sinnott became factory manager for the 300mm start-up and ramp of Fab 24 in 2001 before taking over as plant manager in 2006 when he successfully ramped the facility to 65nm technology.

Prior to joining Intel, Sinnott worked as an engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation and as a manufacturing manager at Nuvotem. Sinnott received an MBA from University College Dublin in 2000 and a bachelor’s degree in Science from University of Dublin, Trinity College in 1986. He is a board member of the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland.

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