Xperi to create 50 new jobs in Galway

Silicon Valley technology firm Xperi is to create 50 new engineering roles at a new innovation hub for its DTS subsidiary in Galway over the next several years.

Announcing the roles at the opening of its new FotoNation office in Galway, Xperi said that it is also working to expand its local engineering talent around high-potential growth initiatives, including premium audio, computational imaging, computer vision, and machine learning capabilities, just to name a few.

These investments are expected to result in at least 50 new Ireland-based engineering positions over the next several years, with further R&D investment expected that would contribute to additional employment opportunities in Ireland. The expansion project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

“Xperi is a company driven by innovation as we tirelessly reimagine what is possible from intelligent, integrated, and immersive technology operating at the edge”

Xperi’s solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in a broad range of applications. These include premium audio, broadcast, automotive, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, as well as 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging.

Smarter tech for a smarter world

In 2007, Xperi established DTS Licensing Ltd in Limerick, which operates as the company’s international audio licensing headquarters and currently employs 15 people. With its acquisition of FotoNation Ltd in 2008, Xperi added a second office location in Ireland.

With the opening of its latest FotoNation office in Galway, this location will now serve as a key innovation hub for Xperi. This will include supporting the development of FotoNation’s driver and in-cabin monitoring solutions and its participation in a 11-partner consortium that recently secured Horizon2020 approval for an ECSEL project (HELIAUS) relating to infrared technologies and its applications to autonomous vehicles.  

Xperi and its portfolio of brands, including FotoNation, DTS, HD Radio, Invensas, and Tessera, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable “extraordinary” smart device experiences for people around the world.

“Xperi is a company driven by innovation as we tirelessly reimagine what is possible from intelligent, integrated, and immersive technology operating at the edge,” said CEO Jon Kirchner.

“Our smarter technology enables extraordinary experiences through the sharpest images, most powerful sound, and highest-quality content delivered seamlessly to consumer devices and used every day around the world. We are proud to deepen our commitment to and presence in Ireland as we continue to drive Xperi forward and capture the immense opportunities that lie ahead as we look to accelerate growth. With the creation of an innovation hub in Galway, we are investing in the future to fuel our competitive and innovative edge.”

Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 5 September, 2019