Thirty jobs are being created by a US electronics firm in Cork.
Hittite Microwave Corporation, which makes semiconductors, will take on 19 research and development staff and 11 others at its international operations centre.
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the investment is worth 4 million euro.
"This is an innovative US semiconductor company deciding that Cork is the place to carry out very significant research activities due to the presence of high-end research institutes and the availability of talent," he said.
Hittite Microwave Corporation designs and manufactures high frequency, analogue and mixed signal electronics components.