Sponsors
The IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2014 / CIICT 2014 would like to thank the following organisations for their generosity and support:
University of Limerick
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Established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and classified as a university in 1989, the University of Limerick (UL) is a distinctive, pioneering and connected university that shapes the future through educating and empowering people to meet the real challenges of tomorrow. At a time of profound and rapid societal change and a significant evolution in the role of universities UL has delivered innovative teaching, created better learning experiences for our students, undertaken world-class research and made ever-stronger contributions to meeting Ireland's needs.

IET
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The IET is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world.

Movidius
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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.

China-Ireland Research
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In 2012, UCD, with its partners UCC, NUI Galway, Teagasc, UL, WIT and CIT formed a consortium to build a cohesive infrastructure for the development of strategic links between Irish Research Institutions and Chinese academia and industry. The consortium has built on existing individual strengths and consolidated their interactions around a shared agenda to develop research and innovation collaborations in the three key thematic areas of Agrifood, ICT and Health. The thematic areas are key national research priorities and major elements of Ireland's economy and also areas where the partners have a strong research reputation. This thematic focus was supplemented with a strong regional strategy that identified three regional bases - Beijing, Shanghai, and the Shenzhen-Hong Kong area – in which to focus.

MCCI
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MCCI was set up in April 2010 under the EI and IDA Competence Centres Program and is hosted by the Tyndall National Institute in collaboration with the University of Limerick. MCCI has core funding of €1M per annum from EI and IDA which is supplemented with co-funding from industry and other public sources. MCCI is led by an industry steering board and the research program is driven by its industry members. Companies can use MCCI to create projects and execute world-beating industry-relevant research in line with their business needs.

Powervation
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Powervation delivers energy-efficient solutions for power systems used in Networking, Storage and Computing applications. The company’s digital power IC technology brings fully automatic adaptive control to DC/DC conversion for the first time in a reliable package that reduces design complexity and cost, increases power-supply performance and accelerates time to market. Powervation is headquartered in Cork, Ireland, with sales offices in San Jose, California and Hong Kong.

MIDAS Ireland
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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.

ON Semiconductor
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ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering design engineers to reduce global energy use. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom solutions to help customers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power supply applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.

Xilinx
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Founded in 1984, Xilinx is the world’s leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration.

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

ISCP*China
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The International Strategic Collaboration Programme: China (ISCP China) aims to build research capacity between Irish and Chinese universities and knowledge-intense industries in the strategically important areas of ICT, biomedical science and nanotechnology. The programme is led by NUI Maynooth in collaboration with Dublin City University, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology together with 39 different Chinese Institutions.

Rohde & Schwarz
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For more than 80 years, Rohde & Schwarz has stood for quality, precision and innovation in all fields of wireless communications. The company is strategically based on four pillars: test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Thanks to this strategy the company can address diverse market segments, including wireless communications, the broadcasting and electronics industry, aerospace and defense, homeland security and critical infrastructures. The electronics group, headquartered in Munich (Germany), is among the world market leaders in all of its business fields. Rohde & Schwarz is the world's leading manufacturer of wireless communications and EMC test and measurement equipment, as well as of broadcasting and T&M equipment for digital terrestrial television.