Company Overview

Founded in 2002, IC Mask Design provides IC Layout Design Services, Methodology Based IC Layout Training Courses and a complete IC Layout outsourcing solution.

We have become an industry leader in the provision of physical design services to the global semiconductor industry, serving a worldwide customer base spanning Europe, USA and Asia.

With specific expertise in VDSM Technology Nodes, we have built a proven track record that has made us the partner of choice for leading semiconductor companies.

At IC Mask Design, we understand the critical aspects of IC layout and provide a cost-effective, high quality solution. For our customers, this avoids costly respins and gives them the confidence and freedom to focus on their own product features and performance.

Corporate Vision & Values

  • We are committed to remaining on the leading edge of technology and automation, and research and development.
  • We are dedicated and responsive to serving each of our customers’ individual needs.
  • Our Services and Training Programs will be performed using the highest standards in the practice of engineering with emphasis on quality, costs, and time


Our overall goal is to enhance your business with the engagement of our services. Whether you are a new start-up company or a large multi-national, this is the driving force behind the work we do for you.

For information on past projects, please contact us by email.

“IC Mask Design have two key qualities which distinguish them from other semiconductor physical design houses. The first is their very experienced engineering team which worked extremely fast whilst still producing high quality layout work. The second is their flexibility and commitment. On short notice they were able to assign extra resources at critical times in the project, and the team worked extremely hard to ensure that we taped out on time.”
Centillium Communications.


Fergal Brosnan

Co-Founder & CEO

Fergal has over 25 years experience in the semiconductor industry, spending the last 13 years as Chief Executive Officer of IC Mask Design where he has guided the company to be a leading global provider of Layout Design Services for Very Deep Submicron Technology Nodes.

Prior to IC Mask Design, Fergal was IC Layout Manager at Parthus Technologies. Fergal also held a Senior Layout position at Analog Devices where he worked in the DAC / ADC Product Group.

Ciaran Whyte

Co-Founder & CTO

Ciaran is one of the founding members of IC Mask Design, as Chief Technical Officer he is responsible for all technical activity and the development and administration for all training courses.

Prior to IC Mask Design, Ciaran worked as a senior member of the Integrated Circuit Layout Group at Parthus Technologies plc. Ciaran holds a 1st class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from Tallaght Institute of Technology.

John Johnson

Director of Engineering

John joined IC Mask Design shortly after its foundation in 2002. Prior to this he was a senior technical member of the Parthus Technologies plc IC Layout Team. John is responsible for all engineering activity at IC Mask Design and plays a key role in the management of all projects. He has an in-depth knowledge of VDSM technology nodes down to 16nm. John holds a 1st class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from Tallaght Institute of Technology.

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Corporate Headquarters

IC Mask Design Ltd.
24 Barrington Street

Tel: +353 (0)61 312 842

Engineering Centre

IC Mask Design
Digital Office Centre
Maynooth Business Campus
Co. Kildare

Tel: +353 1 541 3703
Fax: +353 (0)1 505 4541.


Mr. Patrick Culloo
Area Sales Manager
Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Tel: +353 (0)86 222 4653

Israel & Middle East

Mr. Adi Katav
KAL Katav Associates
12-D Hana Senesh St.
Hadera 38248

Tel: + 972 77 7199944
Fax: +972 77 75263011