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Infineon Plans to Generate over 100 Engineering Jobs in Dublin and Cork

Based in Munich, Infineon stands as Germany’s premier semiconductor manufacturer. Presently, the company aims to bolster its research and development endeavors in Ireland, with a primary focus on the automotive sector.

Infineon Technologies is poised to significantly augment its research and development footprint in Ireland, heralding the creation of more than 100 engineering positions across its Dublin and Cork facilities. These roles, characterized by their high level of expertise, are slated to be filled within the next four years, propelling the company’s total workforce in Ireland beyond 300 individuals. Additionally, Infineon intends to make substantial investments in the expansion of its research and development infrastructure in Dublin and Cork. These sites currently house research teams dedicated to intellectual property development tailored for the automotive and consumer markets.

Martin O’Keeffe, managing director of Infineon’s Irish branch, remarked, “Ireland holds a pivotal status as a research hub for Infineon, and we are steadfast in our commitment to further expanding our presence in the region.”

“The dynamic engineering ecosystem in Ireland positions us as a hub of excellence for innovation and research and development within the company.”

Infineon, headquartered in Munich, stands as Germany’s leading semiconductor manufacturer. Established as a spin-off from Siemens in 1999, it has since emerged as one of the world’s largest chip producers, boasting a revenue exceeding €16bn last year. With approximately 58,600 employees spread across 69 research and development and manufacturing sites globally.

The latest employment opportunities unveiled in Ireland on February 28th will concentrate on engineering roles specialized in analog design, digital design, architecture, and verification.

Tánaiste Micheál Martin, TD, present at the announcement, emphasized that Infineon’s decision to enhance its research and development presence in Ireland underscores the nation’s standing as a “global center for innovation and technology,” benefiting the communities of Dublin and Cork.

He remarked, “The establishment of over 100 highly skilled engineering positions across both regions reflects Infineon’s confidence in our capable workforce and supportive business environment.”

Thomas Boehm, senior vice president and general manager of microcontroller automotive at Infineon, remarked, “Being a prominent semiconductor leader in the automotive sector, we are actively influencing the future of mobility by providing products and solutions aimed at enhancing the cleanliness, safety, and intelligence of vehicles.”

He emphasized the pivotal role of Ireland in advancing this mission, citing the strategic development of the company’s research and development sector. Key focuses include semiconductor-based system integration and artificial intelligence, particularly for the realm of highly connected and progressively autonomous vehicles, which stand as major trends in the industry.