Archive for Craig Barrett

Ex-Intel CEO says Ireland’s 3% of GDP research target not adequate; Wise or crazy advice?

Posted in research with tags , on 17 November 2010 by Steve

“A former Intel CEO said on Tuesday that Ireland’s 3% of GDP (gross domestic product) research target is no longer adequate. Is this wise or crazy advice in an economy where the indigenous sector only accounts for about 10% of tradeable goods and services exports? …” (more)

[Michael Hennigan, Finfacts, 17 November]

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Ireland needs to revise its 3% GDP target for R&D upwards

Posted in research with tags , on 16 November 2010 by Steve

“Former Intel CEO Craig Barrett has said that the 3pc target for investment of GDP into R&D for Ireland is no longer a reasonable target and called for increased State investment in R&D projects …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 16 November]

Former Intel chief says Ireland should focus on indigenous startup firms rather than multinationals

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 16 November 2010 by Steve

“… ‘By all means, save your banks, save your financial system, do the triage that’s necessary but don’t forget to make those longer-term investments’, he said and added: ‘Because when you bounce back from the real estate bubble, the only thing you have going for you is your educated workforce and the new companies, the innovation that is going on in society …’” (more)

[Finfacts, 16 November]

Invest in start-ups, former Intel chief advises

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 16 November 2010 by Steve

“Ireland needs to invest more in indigenous start-up firms rather than concentrating on attracting investment from multinationals, according to former Intel chief executive Craig Barrett …” (more)

[John Collins, Irish Times, 16 November]

Ex Intel boss warns against education cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“The former chairman of Intel has warned that Ireland must prioritise investment in education, research and development if it is to succeed in the twenty-first century …” (more)

[RTE News, 15 November]

Ireland at the back of the education class

Posted in teaching with tags on 19 February 2010 by Steve

“Craig Barrett, former CEO of Intel, has repeatedly pointed out that Ireland must invest a higher percentage of GDP in education and research and development. We have the lowest investment in education and R&D by comparison with the rest of Europe …” (more)

[Patrick L O’Brien, Irish Examiner, 19 February]

Ex-Intel chair slams inadequate Irish education

Posted in teaching with tags , on 15 February 2010 by Steve

“The recently retired chairman of technology giant Intel has predicted we will end up an economic backwater if we do not radically reform how we educate our workforce. Craig Barrett, who stepped down in May 2009, said companies like Intel could thrive without ever hiring another Irish person and the Government had to justify investment …” (more)

[Conor Ryan, Irish Examiner, 15 February]