Xilinx announces $40m investment for Dublin and Cork

Pictured: An Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald; and by Kevin Cooney, Xilinx; Mary Buckley, IDA Ireland and Libby Gribbin, Xilinx

3 November 2017

Xilinx is to invest $40 million in an initiative to expand its engineering and research & development operations at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin and research centre in Cork. The move is supported by the government through the IDA.

The company will recruit 75 senior silicon and electronics engineering staff for its regional headquarters in Dublin and engineering centre in Cork.

The investment and recruitment will support the company’s research, development and engineering work for advanced technologies and products including the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in key markets such as cloud computing, embedded vision, industrial Internet of Things and 5G wireless.

Kevin Cooney, senior vice president, Xilinx, said: “Machine learning and artificial intelligence will have a profound impact across a wide range of applications that impact society as a whole. Xilinx is uniquely positioned to accelerate the proliferation of these applications from edge to cloud. This investment by Xilinx in Ireland will fuel advanced product development and research that will enable ever more intelligent and efficient AI development and deployment.”

Xilinx established operations in Dublin in 1995. It employs 350 at its EMEA headquarters in Citywest, Dublin, where it operates a research, product development, engineering and IT centre along with centralised supply, finance, legal and HR functions. Xilinx also has R&D operations in Cork, since 2001.

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