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December 11th, 2009

The next big thing: thinking small

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With the right national investment in high-end manufacturing and research, Ireland has the potential to be "the hub for many breakthroughs at Intel in the future", according to Jim O'Hara, country manager for Intel Ireland, writes Karlin Lillington.

O'Hara was speaking on the potential for the nascent nanotechnology industry - industrial and technological development at a microscopic level - and calling for broader research and manufacturing investment overall to produce dividends in Ireland.

Ireland initially put Ł650,000 (€825,000) into nanotechnology research in 2000, he noted. "In my opinion, it is one of most successful things we've ever done. But then we lost our way. We stopped as we waited for a report. Often we just stop - we need to stop doing that. It was only in 2004 that we picked up again."

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