The new centre will focus on semiconductor products and automotive electronics and will be hiring engineers over the next two years.
German engineering and technology company Bosch is creating an automotive research and development centre in Limerick.
The R&D centre will focus on semiconductor products and automotive electronics and will create 30 jobs for the region over the next two years.
Limerick and the wider mid-west region has long been a powerhouse of engineering talent, with the Limerick for Engineering group creating collaboration between industry and education and training providers.
The region is also a growing hub for autotech, with companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and General Motors.
Initial areas for development at new Bosch facility will include integrated circuits (IC) for 77GHz radar sensors, which has applications for advanced driver-assistance systems such as automatic emergency braking, collision avoidance and adaptive cruise control, as well as radar technologies for automated driving.
Bosch will be hiring for 30 roles over the next two years, including IC design and layout engineers, radio frequency measurement and evaluation engineers, software engineers and firmware engineers.
Bosch’s Limerick R&D centre manager, Mike Keaveney, said it’s very satisfying to see the new facility come to Ireland.
“This is a great opportunity for the team whose background in integrated circuits, married with Bosch’s deep system level knowledge in automotive, can develop truly innovative and performance-optimised products to meet the needs of tomorrow’s cars,” he said.
“There’s a lot of talent in and around the region and we’re looking to hire more engineers with the skillsets needed to develop state of the art integrated circuit products.”
IDA Ireland’s executive director, Mary Buckley, added that the decision to establish the new facility in Limerick enhances the region’s reputation as an emerging hub for software and automotive systems.
“It is also a strong endorsement of the talent available in the mid-west region, particularly in the areas of engineering and design,” she said.
“With this announcement, Bosch will be well equipped to meet the growing demand for semiconductors in automation and I wish the company success with their operations here in Ireland.”
Those interested in working at the new R&D facility can find out more on Bosch’s career website.