Under the new deal Tyndall, which has conducted leading-edge research on junctionless and nanowire gate-all-around transistors, will research next-generation materials, devices and photonics technologies to make an impact on the challenges of developing future electronic devices.
The agreement involves a direct relationship between researchers at Tyndall and Intel's components research group in Portland, Oregon. As in previous years, the partnership provides Intel with a commercial exploitation licence to technology created through the collaboration with Tyndall.
However, there was no rise in the basic terms of the deal. When Intel signed up for the previous three-year deal in 2013 that was also for $1.5 million.
"We are looking forward to continuing to work with Intel on major challenges, such as scaling, and examining new transistor architectures for high density chips that can have a clear path to manufacturing with attractive economics," said Kieran Drain, CEO of Tyndall, in a statement.
The partnership has already gone through two three-year phases from 2009 to 2015 and it will now continue until at least 2018.
Tyndall was established in 2004 as a successor to the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC founded in 1982) at University College Cork and employes more than 460 researchers, engineers and support staff,
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