Published on Friday3rdNovember2017

Xilinx announces intention to invest $40m in EMEA Headquarters

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Pictured are Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Kevin Cooney, Senior Vice President, Xilinx Inc. with Libby Gribben, VP Global Human Resources, Xilinx and Mary Buckley, Executive Director, IDA Ireland

Xilinx, Inc. has announced its intention to invest $40 million in an initiative to expand its research, development, and engineering operations at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork.  The company will recruit 75 senior silicon and electronics engineering staff for its regional headquarters in Dublin and for its engineering centre in Cork. Additionally 25 new employees will be hired across a broad range of business disciplines supporting the continued growth of Xilinx in Ireland.

The new investment and recruitment will support the company’s high level research, development and engineering work including the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in key strategic markets such as cloud computing, embedded vision, industrial Internet of Things and 5G wireless.

The development was formally announced in Dublin today by The Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Kevin Cooney, Senior Vice President, Xilinx Inc. The new investment is supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said:

This new investment by Xilinx is a great vote of confidence in Ireland and, in particular, in the attractive eco-system we have created for companies in the ICT sector. Xilinx's expansion and the 100 new, high quality, jobs announced today, are a very valuable contribution to our thriving research capability in these exciting technologies.

Kevin Cooney, Senior Vice President, Xilinx, said:

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a profound impact across a wide range of applications that impact society as a whole. Xilinx is uniquely positioned to accelerate the proliferation of these applications from edge to cloud. This investment by Xilinx in Ireland will fuel advanced product development and research that will enable ever more intelligent and efficient AI development and deployment.