Ultra Clean Holdings is creating 100 jobs in Cavan as it sets up an Advanced Technology Cleaning Centre (ATCC) in the town.

Supported by IDA Ireland, the company said the investment in Cavan represents a key milestone in its global expansion plans and will support the surging demand in the semiconductor industry.

The new Cavan facility will be UCT's 15th Services site and will mainly support Intel and other European-based customers.

It will be part of UCT's Services division, which provides ultra-high purity tool chamber parts cleaning and coating, as well as micro-contamination analytical services to chip makers and equipment providers.

Construction is advancing at the 57,000 square feet manufacturing facility located on the IDA Ireland Business and Technology Park at Killgarry in Cavan and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.

Jobs at the new facility will include engineering, manufacturing, facilities, on-site shipping and receiving, quality control, sales, and customer service positions.

"As a worldwide leader in ultra-clean parts cleaning and analytics, we are proud to partner with IDA Ireland to expand our global footprint and advance our leading-edge technology," Bill Bentinck, President UCT Services, said.

"This state-of-the-art facility will enable us to better serve and deliver value to our European customer base and capitalise on longer-term growth opportunities," he added.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Leo Varadkar said that Ultra Clean Holdings will have a rich talent pool to choose from to fill these 100 new jobs in Cavan.

"Semiconductor chips have become essential to our everyday lives and that dependence is only going to grow. This Advanced Technology Cleaning Centre is a really welcome addition to the thriving semiconductor industry here - an industry which we are keen to expand further," he added.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said that UCT's manufacturing and analytical capabilities will add to the level of expertise within the semiconductor sector here and positions the region to capture further such investment.

"IDA Ireland’s strong focus and commitment to winning investments for regional locations continues," he added.