Xilinx and Twilio to create new Irish jobs

Updated / Friday, 3 Nov 2017 13:55

Mary Buckley, Executive Director of IDA Ireland, Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Frances Fitzgerald; Kevin Cooney, Senior Vice President of Xilinx with Libby Gribben, VP Global HR at Xilinx at today's announcement

Technology company Xilinx has announced the creation of 100 new jobs in its Irish operations. 

The company said it will invest $40m to expand its research, development and engineering operations at its EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork. 

The company, which has been in Ireland since 1996, already employs 350 in Citywest in Dublin. It also has R&D operations in Cork since 2001. 

As part of its investment plan, Xilinx said it will recruit 75 senior electronics engineering staff for its regional headquarters in Dublin and for its engineering centre in Cork. 

25 new employees will  also be hired across a broad range of business disciplines supporting the continued growth of the company in Ireland, it added.

The investment is being supported by IDA Ireland.

The company said the expansion will support research, development and engineering work for advanced technologies and products including the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in key markets such as cloud computing, industrial Internet of Things and 5G wireless.

Meanwhile, cloud communications company Twilio also said it will expand its existing headquarters in Dublin to employ 100 people over the next two years.