LIMERICK received a boost this lunchtime as ON Semiconductor opened a new facility in the Raheen Industrial Estate.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan joined company executives at the semiconductor manufacturing plant for the opening, which it is anticipated will see 50 new jobs created in the coming years.
Around 50 people currently work on site in a variety of research and development and manufacturing roles.
The state-of-the-art facilities boast 2,000 square metres of office space and engineering laboratories.
“The new design centre facility is a valuable expansion of ON Semiconductor’s research and development activities in Europe, as we continue to strive to deliver highly integrated, energy efficient power semiconductor solutions to the market,” said John Blake, director of the firm’s Limerick design centre, “The engineering staff here now have ready access to a greater array of sophisticated technical resources than were available at our previous location.”
Mr Noonan unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening of the facility.
He said: “These new larger premises illustrate how ON Semiconductor’s operations in Limerick have been growing and also illustrate the company’s commitment to Limerick. I look forward to seeing the high value outputs from the work of the engineering teams that are based here.”
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