ZMDI R&D centre in Limerick creates 35 engineering positions

9 May 2012

ZMDI, a semiconductor company focused on energy efficiency, is establishing an R&D design centre in Limerick, creating 35 highly skilled engineering positions in digital power management solutions.

Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, ZMDI has 280 employees worldwide and is a leading supplier of innovative, highly precise, robust and cost-efficient analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors.

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, TD, announced today that the company’s Limerick R&D centre will provide 35 excellent employment opportunities in the mid-west region for talented engineering graduates and technicians over the next five years, with the support of IDA Ireland.

“IDA is very pleased to support this centre, as it will create highly skilled positions in a regional location, which is a key focus of IDA’s strategy for regional development in gateway locations,” said Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland.

ZMDI’s business line manager Bernhard Huber explained the company’s decision to locate in Limerick: “After considering a number of global locations for this strategically important R&D centre, we decided that Limerick was the perfect fit for our company due to the research expertise in the University of Limerick, the availability of engineering skills, the cluster of many leading players in electronics in the region and the support of IDA Ireland.”

Huber further stated that “ZMDI has made many global expansion investments in 2012 and our facility in Limerick fits prominently within that strategy.”

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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