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Catania is a city in Southern Italy, located on the East coast of Sicily, at the foot of Mount Etna, the  highest active volcano in Europe. In 2002 the baroque of the old town was declared as World Heritage from the UNESCO. The University of Catania is among the oldest of Southern Italy, as well as one of the greatest.

In the early sixties Catania experienced sweeping economic and entrepreneurial development, earning the nickname of “Milan of the South”. Today, Catania represents one of the most economically vivacious and dynamic cities in the Southern Italy. The city’s economic importance is based on small to medium-sized business, commerce, services and tourism, while its main economic driver is chemical and pharmaceutical production.  The mass media and telecommunications sector in Catania is also well-developed.

Catania site has an experience of more than half a century being born as transistors manufacturing factory. It has reached an area of 350.000 square meters with 4000 employees, of which 50% are engaged in manufacturing activities and 27% in R&D. The other activities in Catania are : Marketing, Design, Engineering, Applications, Quality, and support functions.

Over the last few years Catania site has become the cradle of: power electronics, factory automation and smart grid, IMS Systems Lab, non-motion Sensors, iNemo, SiC and GaN developments, lab-on-chip, power module line and automotive body applications. Catania site is particularly committed to environment and, as a matter of fact, in 2010, a new car park, covered with photovoltaic panels, was inaugurated. It can produce electricity equivalent to the consumption of 750 families. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the site a Microelectronics Museum was created.

Catania is a city in Southern Italy, located on the East coast of Sicily, at the foot of Mount Etna, the  highest active volcano in Europe. In 2002 the baroque of the old town was declared as World Heritage from the UNESCO. The University of Catania is among the oldest of Southern Italy, as well as one of the greatest.

In the early sixties Catania experienced sweeping economic and entrepreneurial development, earning the nickname of “Milan of the South”. Today, Catania represents one of the most economically vivacious and dynamic cities in the Southern Italy. The city’s economic importance is based on small to medium-sized business, commerce, services and tourism, while its main economic driver is chemical and pharmaceutical production.  The mass media and telecommunications sector in Catania is also well-developed.

Catania site has an experience of more than half a century being born as transistors manufacturing factory. It has reached an area of 350.000 square meters with 4000 employees, of which 50% are engaged in manufacturing activities and 27% in R&D. The other activities in Catania are : Marketing, Design, Engineering, Applications, Quality, and support functions.

Over the last few years Catania site has become the cradle of: power electronics, factory automation and smart grid, IMS Systems Lab, non-motion Sensors, iNemo, SiC and GaN developments, lab-on-chip, power module line and automotive body applications. Catania site is particularly committed to environment and, as a matter of fact, in 2010, a new car park, covered with photovoltaic panels, was inaugurated. It can produce electricity equivalent to the consumption of 750 families. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the site a Microelectronics Museum was created.

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