Vincent Roche CEO Analog Devices standing with arms folded outside one of its campuses which has the company's logo on it in white letters.
Vincent Roche. Image: Analog Devices

US chip giant Analog Devices plans 250 new jobs with Limerick expansion

4 Mar 2022

Analog Devices has had a presence in Limerick since the 1970s. It now employs around 1,300 people in Ireland and is looking for new recruits in software and AI.

US semiconductor company Analog Devices plans to create 250 new jobs in Ireland by 2025.

The company is investing €100m in ADI Catalyst, a custom-designed facility for innovation and collaboration at its base in the Raheen Business Park in Co Limerick. The investment will be key to Analog Devices’ continued European expansion.

It is looking to hire people with software and AI skills as its focuses on areas such as industry 4.0, sustainable energy, automotive electrification and next-generation connectivity.

Catalyst will function as an accelerator for Analog Devices to engage with its suppliers, business partners and customers to develop new innovative tech.

One of the initiatives includes supporting healthcare’s migration from a mass market approach to one of customised treatment and therapies.

The company is working closely with its customers and their larger ecosystem to build next-generation modular manufacturing systems that enable the rapid changeover of production lines needed for personalised treatments such as CAR T-cell therapies and human implants.

Analog Devices currently employs around 1,300 people in Ireland. It has had a presence here since the 1970s, when it established its European R&D centre in Limerick. In 2010, the company invested €23m in its Limerick campus’ manufacturing division.

The company’s CEO and president, Vincent Roche, said that the Catalyst initiative would enable Analog Devices to “share ideas, capabilities and resources with teams in Europe, and around the world, for the greater good”.

“It provides the ideal environment for experts in their fields to connect, collaborate, test and pilot new technologies, business models and ecosystems,” he added.

Catalyst is supported by the Government agency IDA Ireland.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, said he was pleased to see that the “additional €100m will be invested in new and emerging technologies in AI and machine learning, automotive electrification and next-generation connectivity, including 5G applications – really exciting areas which will create the jobs of the future.”

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea worked as a Careers reporter until 2024, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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