32. Seagate Technology
Managing Director: Dr Brian Burns
Pre-tax profit: £11.7m
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.
At the end of 2011, Springtown successfully concluded a three-year project to transition the site to a larger wafer size. This has boosted by 100 percent the number of recording head transducers the site can now build on each wafer. The conversion has equipped the Springtown site with the technology Seagate needs to deliver next-generation products and beyond.
1 Disc Drive,
Springtown Industrial Estate,
Tel: 028 7127 4000