Arralis, the Limerick-based company with a design centre in Belfast, specialises in leading-edge, high definition radar and ultra-fast data communications in the Aerospace and Satellite markets is going from strength to strength. They won two awards at the Irish Times Innovation Awards, winning the IT and Telecommunications Award and the overall prize for Innovation of the Year for its 94GHz radar chipset. Arralis’ 94GHz radar chipset has a wide range of applications including aiding unmanned landings by spacecraft, drone guidance systems, air defence systems, airport radar, driverless cars as well as internet and next generation 5G telecommunications.
The awards ceremony which took place on the 5th of October at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, showcased Ireland’s top innovative talent in the various sectors and had received applications from over 300 companies. The event was attended by over 220 people which included Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Ireland’s Minister for Job, Enterprise and Innovation.
Speaking from the event, company CEO Barry Lunn said, “to be recognised as the “Innovation of the Year” by such a distinguished panel of judges and the paper of record is a real honour for Arralis. Denver and team took on an immense technical challenge and conquered it and I’m delighted they’ve gotten this award from their innovative peers. Within an hour of winning we had messages of support from customers in the US and Asia which proves local recognition can lead to global impact”
As overall winner, Arralis will receive a communications and advertising package from The Irish Times worth in excess of €150,000, as well as a UCD Smurfit Business School scholarship for an Executive Education programme commencing in 2017.