Donnacha Lowney pursued higher degrees before embarking on his career designing integrated circuits. You might have already used something he worked on!
- Donnacha Lowney
- Staff Integrated Circuit Design Engineer
From an early age, Donnacha was interested in electronics and physics, and liked figuring out how things worked.
“I’d play with hobby electronics kits in school. I taught myself how they worked. A lot of my peers were also into playing around at home with a computer, either BBC Micros or Commodore 64. We would have been figuring out how they worked and writing little programmes.”
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Enda Behan started out his career in the UK, before returning to Ireland to work in Xilinx. He says getting experience in a work environment during college is a help to young graduates.
- Enda Behan
- EMEA Product Applications Manager
Enda knew he wanted to be an engineer as he always enjoyed Maths, Physics and Applied Maths, but he had a last-minute change of heart about his college course.
“I was originally interested in civil engineering and had a place in college but about a week before it started I decided I wanted to study outside of Ireland. I found a course in electronic engineering in Bangor University in North Wales and within days of making a call, I was on my way there.”
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