Xilinx expands Dublin, Cork operations
Microchip manufacturer invests €50m, creates 60 jobs
TechTrade | 04 Jul 2012 :
Xilinx has announced its intention to invest $50 million in an expansion of its electronics engineering operations at the company's EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork. The company will recruit 45 senior silicon and electronics engineering staff for its regional headquarters in Dublin and for its engineering centre in Cork. In addition, a further 15 staff will be hired across a broad range of disciplines supporting the continued growth of Xilinx in Ireland.
Xilinx currently employs over 250 at its EMEA headquarters where it operates a research, development, engineering and IT centre in Dublin along with centralised supply, finance, legal and HR functions. The new investment is supported by Irish government through IDA Ireland.
The new investment and immediate recruitment will support the company's development work for advanced technologies and products where the Irish arm already works in tandem with Xilinx's Programmable Platforms Group (PPG) at corporate headquarters in the United States. PPG is a global organisation responsible for development and delivery of the company's industry-leading ‘All Programmable' product portfolio, including 7 series FPGAs, Zynq-7000 SoCs, Virtex-7 3D ICs and Vivado Design Suite.
Kevin Cooney, managing director of Xilinx in Europe said: "This expansion will provide a range of valuable career development opportunities for experienced engineers, as we continue to fulfil our strategic development responsibilities in Ireland. At the same time, it's symbolic of our steadfast commitment to pioneering ‘all programmable' technology innovation - far beyond our programmable logic roots - aimed at increasing customer value and expanding our reach to a broad base of design engineers and system architects."
Xilinx established operations in Dublin in 1995. In 2001 it invested over €50 million in an expansion of its Dublin facilities as the company's EMEA headquarters. In 2005 it established an offshoot of Xilinx Research Labs in Dublin and in 2011 it acquired the Belfast-based telecommunications technology firm Omiino.