AMD Announces $135 Million Investment Plan to Expand Adaptive Computing Research, Development and Engineering Operations in Ireland

The investment aims to add up to 290 new jobs and fund research and development projects for next-generation AI, data centers, networks and 6G communication infrastructure

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced plans for continued growth in Ireland through an investment of up to $135 million over four years. The investment is intended to fund several strategic research and development projects through the addition of up to 290 highly skilled research and engineering positions as well as a wide range of additional support roles.

The development was formally announced in Dublin today by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney TD, and Ruth Cotter, senior vice president, marketing, communications and human resources, AMD. The new investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

“I warmly welcome AMD’s ambitious plans to expand its advanced R&D and engineering operations in Ireland. This significant investment will not only strengthen our thriving technology sector, but also create long-term career opportunities for both highly experienced and for recent engineering graduates ‘The company plans to add up to 290 new positions and its funding of strategically important research and development projects demonstrates its confidence in Ireland’s environment and supporting business infrastructure . The Irish Government, through IDA Ireland, is delighted to support this expansion, further cementing our commitment to nurturing a vibrant ecosystem for research, development and engineering, said Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Business, Trade and the occupation.

From the cloud and PCs to communications and intelligent endpoints, high-performance and adaptive computing solutions from AMD are playing an increasingly important role in shaping the future of today’s computing. For nearly three decades, Ireland has been a major European research and development center developing adaptive computing solutions, drawing on a strong and highly skilled workforce. By further investing and expanding our presence in Dublin and Cork, we are committed to continuing to both drive innovation in Ireland and support the European semiconductor ecosystem. Through this investment, our R&D teams in Ireland will engineer innovative high-performance and adaptive computing engines to accelerate data centers, networks, 6G communications and embedded solutions, while taking a leadership position in artificial intelligence, ha said Ruth Cotter, senior vice president, Marketing, Communications and Human Resources at AMD.

Prior to AMD’s acquisition of Xilinx in 2022, Xilinx partnered with IDA Ireland on several occasions to drive semiconductor innovation in Ireland. Most recently, in 2017, Xilinx announced a $40 million investment to expand its R&D and engineering operations, as well as hire more than 100 new skilled employees.

This investment will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible further contributing to Ireland’s position as a global technology leader. This expansion further strengthens the company’s presence in Ireland as a leading center of semiconductor innovation and places Ireland at the heart of AMD’s European research and engineering operations. IDA Ireland has been proud to support AMD and previously Xilinx for nearly three decades and is committed to supporting large-scale investments that have a positive impact on the European semiconductor industry, said Michael Lohan, managing director of IDA Ireland.

The Irish site was first established in 1994 as the first purpose-built Xilinx site outside the United States and commenced operations a year later with a focus on manufacturing, operations support, engineering and administration services . Following the acquisition of Xilinx, Ireland is now home to one of AMD’s largest R&D sites in Europe, with a strong track record of delivering products with significant commercial success, such as the AMD Zynq UltraScale+ family of semiconductors RFSoC.

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