Maxim, the US multinational manufacturer of high-performance semiconductor products for both the consumer and industrial market, announced today that it is locating its EMEA hub in Dublin, which will lead to the creation of more than 100 jobs in total by 2012.
The global chipmaker will be first hiring 50 new staff for its Dublin headquarters and these will be high-skill jobs in the areas of IT, accountancy, financial, supply chain and customer service.
Ireland’s global reputation
Present at the announcement was Mary Coughlan TD, an Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. She said that the decision by Maxim to locate its International Business Services Centre in Dublin reinforces Ireland’s international reputation as a thriving centre for the delivery of international business services.
“Maxim is a technically innovative, leading-edge company and its products are world-renowned in the ICT industry and the high calibre of the jobs to be created by the company reflects the Irish Government’s strategy for a smart economy.
“I am delighted to welcome Maxim to Ireland and look forward to working closely with the company as it develops this strategically important operation.”
Tunç Doluca, the president and CEO of Maxim, said Dublin will be a strategically important international centre for the chipmaker.
“We are investing in Ireland because the country has a talented and technically qualified workforce, and it has demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting R&D.
“The positions we are creating in Dublin will support our presence in key markets across the EMEA region, and will add long-term value to our global business development,” he added.
By Marie Boran
Photo: Barry O’Leary CEO IDA Ireland; Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Coughlan TD; and Ed Medlin, vice-president, senior counsel, Maxim Integrated Products.
Photo by Conor McCabe/Jason Clarke Photography