04 July 2012 Xilinx earmarks $50million for Irish expansion Xilinx plans to invest $50million to expand its electronics engineering operations at its EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork. The company will recruit 45 senior silicon and electronics engineering staff for its regional headquarters and a further 15 staff from a range of disciplines to support its continued growth in Ireland. The new investment and immediate recruitment will support Xilinx's high level development work for advanced technologies and products already established in Ireland and the US. The company's Programmable Platforms Group (PPG) based in California is responsible for the development and delivery of the company's 'All Programmable' product portfolio, including 7 series fpgas, Zynq-7000 SoCs, Virtex-7 3D ICs and Vivado Design Suite. "This expansion will provide a range of valuable career development opportunities for experienced engineers, as we continue to fulfil our strategic development responsibilities in Ireland," commented Kevin Cooney, managing director of Xilinx in Europe. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.xilinx.com Companies Xilinx Incorporated This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.