Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) has opened its Aviation Centre of Excellence in Ennis, Ireland, the company said.
The 1,900 square-foot research and development facility will support the design, development and manufacturing of Microsemi´s new product line of high reliability aviation intelligent power solutions (IPS).
The facility´s new research and development laboratory is fully resourced with modeling, simulation, analysis and algorithm development capabilities providing accelerated product innovation.
The state-of-the-art measuring equipment enables extensive product testing while a dedicated reliability laboratory facilitates product qualification and long-term application specific life testing. As the aviation sector continues to demand higher levels of reliability and integration in the area of power electronics in order to realize the goal of more electric aircraft (MEA), Microsemi´s Aviation Centre of Excellence will play a critical role in supporting this objective.
Microsemi is developing IPS products for a variety of growing applications within the commercial aviation industry. According to global market research and consulting company MarketsandMarkets, the actuator, electrical and electronics systems market was valued at USD8 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14 percent to reach USD21 billion by 2020. The electrical systems are expected to grow at a CAGR of 16 percent and the electronics components market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13 percent.
Microsemi established its presence in Ireland in 1992 through the acquisition of a facility in Ennis, Co. Clare and in 2012 the company named the Ennis facility as its European headquarters.
Microsemi offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets.