Pat Cunneen tells the story of Analog Devices in Limerick in his new publication The Future Years. Analog Devices, began operations in Limerick in 1976as a small SFADCO advance factory unit. There were only thirteen people in the initial start-up team, including Pat Cunneen, the author of The Future Years.  

As Pat, was there since the very beginning, this put him in a unique position to tell the story of the growth of the company as well as those who worked to make it the success it is today. This highly illustrated publication would be of interest to former workers and their families.

Today, Analog’s Limerick wafer fabrication facility is one of the most important success stories in the company’s 50-year history. It employs over 1,200 scientists, engineers, production and support staff in one of the largest, most successful, most technologically advanced campuses in the country and has achieved a sustained stream of world-class innovative new products, profitability, and growth. 

With its consistently high levels of added-value employment, investment and growth, Analog has been hugely important to the economy of Limerick. In turn, the Limerick campus has been the source of extraordinary talent, hugely important to the continued global success of Analog Devices Inc., and has been a ‘jewel in the crown’ of the IDA as it regularly showcases Limerick’s success with its leading-edge technologies and advanced manufacturing processes. 

Pat Cunneen’s story covers the first dozen or so years of the start-up, recording and celebrating the success of all the people who worked in Analog over those early years, including those sadly lost along the way. It touches on the technology and operational challenges, the vibrant sports and social environment but, mostly, it is a story about people. 

The Future Years is an important contribution to the industrial history of Limerick – and Ireland – over the past half-century.

Continuing the link with the community in Limerick, the Author royalties will be donated to Milford Care Centre, Limerick.

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