Infineon to add 100 jobs to Irish R&D

Infineon to add 100 jobs to Irish R&D

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By Nick Flaherty

Infineon Technologies is to significantly expand its Research and Development (R&D) in Ireland with over 100 new jobs in the Cork and Dublin sites within the next four years.

The jobs, all highly skilled engineering positions, will be split evenly between the Dublin and Cork R&D sites and will bring the total workforce of Infineon in Ireland to over 300. 

Infineon research teams in Ireland are focused on IP development for the automotive and consumer markets and incorporates staff from a design centre set up in 2018 by Cypress Semiconductor before it was acquired by Infineon.

The first positions have already been opened online and include roles in Analog Design, Digital Design, Architecture and Verification.

“Ireland is an important research hub for Infineon and we are committed to expanding our presence even further,” said Martin O’Keefe, MD for Infineon Semiconductor Ireland. “The vibrant Irish engineering ecosystem enables us to be a centre of excellence for innovation and R&D for the company.”

“At Infineon, we are committed to actively driving decarbonization and digitalization. As a global semiconductor leader for the automotive industry, we are shaping the future of mobility with products and solutions to make cars clean, safe and smart,” said Thomas Boehm, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Microcontroller Automotive at Infineon. 

“The strategic development of our research and development sector in Ireland is central to this mission with semiconductor-based system integration and artificial intelligence for highly connected and increasingly autonomous vehicles being among major trends. We’re looking forward to strengthening our team with the high-calibre talent that Ireland has to offer.

“This announcement underscores Ireland’s reputation as a global hub for innovation and technology and will have a positive impact on the communities of Dublin and Cork. The creation of over 100 highly skilled engineering positions across both locations reflects the confidence Infineon has in our talented workforce and supportive business environment,” said Micheál Martin, Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence.

“IDA Ireland welcomes Infineon Technologies’ decision to create 100 skilled jobs across Dublin and Cork, reinforcing Ireland’s reputation as a technology hub” said Michael Lohan, CEO of IDA Ireland. 

“Infineon’s choice of Ireland to further expand its presence showcases the business-friendly environment, skilled workforce, and strategic location on offer to multinationals in Ireland. While boosting the technological landscape in Ireland, this investment also fosters continuous growth and innovation in the semiconductor industry in Dublin and Cork.”

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