Automotive supplier Bosch sets up R&D center in Limerick
Bosch, Europe’s largest automotive supplier, has announced the creation of an automotive research and development center in Limerick, which will see the creation of 30 jobs over the next two years.
The center will focus on semiconductor product development as well as automotive electronics, the company said.
“The establishment of Bosch’s automotive R&D center in Limerick recognizes the growing demand for semiconductors as cars evolve to become sustainable, safer and more exciting,” he said.
“The Irish Midwest location has a rich history in the design and development of semiconductor products, stretching back almost 50 years. More recently, the region is emerging as a hub for the development of automotive software and systems, ”said Bosch.
Initial development of the facility will include integrated circuits (ICs) for 77 GHz radar sensors, which have applications for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as automatic emergency braking, crash prevention collisions and adaptive cruise control, as well as radar technologies for automated driving.
Oliver Wolst, Senior Vice President Integrated Circuit Development, Bosch, said: “We are very excited about the possibilities that this new facility will offer us. Bosch is a global leader in research and development investment, and this new facility in Ireland demonstrates our commitment to working with top engineering talent to develop the most advanced technology for our customers.
Tánaiste and Enterprise, Trade and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar said Ireland was recognized as a global hub for leading tech innovators like Bosch. “This new automotive R&D center will help them benefit from our rich talent pool in the Midwest. ”
Limerick City and County Mayor Daniel Butler said the announcement “shows that Limerick can compete and win investments in a competitive global market. . . This shows how important our third level sector is to producing the right engineering talent with the right qualifications for the jobs available. “
He said these measures have bolstered the county’s reputation “as a center for the automotive software and systems industry, something we can tap into as we expand our employment opportunities in the future. “.