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30. Seagate Technology

Published 08/04/2011

Managing Director: Dr Brian Burns

Employment: 1,472

Turnover: £151.1m

Pre-tax profit: £14.7m

Seagate designs, manufactures and markets storage devices, including hard drives, solid-state drives and hybrid drives.

It provides products for a wide range of applications, including enterprise, desktop, mobile computing, consumer electronics and branded solutions.

At its wafer fabrication facility in Springtown, Londonderry, the company develops and manufactures recording heads, which write information onto and read information from the recording disk inside a hard drive product.

Following the announcement of a £60m investment in the facility, Seagate last year partnered with Queen’s University Belfast to offer eight new PhD positions in nanotechnology.

The investment will create nearly 100 jobs, a boost after the companyís Limavady operation closed with the loss of 900 jobs in 2008.

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