Liam Madden

UCD Alumni Award in Engineering and Architecture

BE 1979

Liam Madden is executive vice president and General Manager of the Wired and Wireless Group at Xilinx, currently focused on 5G products. He leads a world-wide organization of engineering, sales and marketing professionals, including teams in Dublin and Cork. Mr. Madden has spent more than 35 years in the US semiconductor industry where he has contributed to a range of industry leading products and technologies. Based in Silicon Valley, he has worked with established companies and start-ups, including a leadership role in a successful IPO. Mr. Madden has extensive experience incubating novel technologies, including commercializing the industry’s first 3-D stacked computer chip for which he received the 2103 Semi Award. He holds five patents in semiconductor technology and is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences. He graduated with a BE from UCD, an M.Eng. from Cornell University, is a Board member of Science Foundation Ireland, a Fellow of the IEI and an Adjunct Professor at UCD.