FPGA vendor Xilinx is to invest $50 million to expand its operations at its European
headquarters in Dublin and Cork, Ireland, recruiting 60 silicon designers and
The company will recruit 45 senior silicon and electronics engineering staff
for its regional headquarters in Dublin and for its engineering centre in Cork
as well as a further 15 staff across a broad range of disciplines supporting the
continued growth of Xilinx in Ireland.
Xilinx currently employs over 250 at
its EMEA headquarters and the investment will support development work for
advanced technologies and products where the Irish arm already works with
Xilinx's Programmable Platforms Group (PPG) in California on 7 series FPGAs,
Zynq-7000 SoCs, Virtex-7 3D ICs and the Vivado Design Suite.
pleased with this investment, which endorses the quality of advanced engineering
and product development work being undertaken by Xilinx Ireland where everyone
is an important contributor to the global success of the corporation," said
Kevin Cooney, managing director of Xilinx in Europe. "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."
first established operations in Dublin in 1995, subsequently building and
expanding operations on its own campus. In 2001 it also invested over 50
million euro (about $60 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
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