Xilinx appoints new managing director for EMEA
Brendan Farley takes up new role in Ireland
Brendan Farley, managing director of Xilinx in EMEA. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography
His appointment follows the retirement of Kevin Cooney, who was formerly vice president for the EMEA region and global chief information officer.
Mr Farley, who is based in Ireland at the company’s EMEA headquarters, is also the corporation’s vice-president for wireless engineering. He joined the company nine years ago, and has held a number of senior engineering management roles.
Xilinx first set up in Ireland in 1995, and currently employs 300 people in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. The chipmaker has an advanced research, development, engineering and IT centre here, along with EMEA finance, quality, supply chain, legal and HR functions.