New jobs for Kildare Innovation Campus at Nikon will be a great boost for Kildare and surrounding area.
Nikon Precision Europe (NPE) is to expand its operations with the opening of its new offices on Kildare Innovation Campus and the creation of 40 new jobs.
NPE has been in Ireland since the early 1990’s with local staff supporting a number of multinational semiconductor customers.
“Our continued investment in Ireland underlines the importance Nikon places on the support of our customers locally as well as creating a technical hub that can support our worldwide semiconductor operations”
Having started with a handful of local employees, the company has steadily grown in line with customers’ needs. It now has close to 140 employees, and this expansion will continue over the coming months with an additional 40 positions available across a range of skills.
The news came as a bumper day for job creation in Kildare as neighbouring manufacturer MGS revealed plans to double its headcount from 120 to 240 people as part of a €7m investment. This is on top of another major manufacturer in Leixlip Intel revealing plans to invest €12bn at its operations there.
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“Our continued investment in Ireland underlines the importance Nikon places on the support of our customers locally as well as creating a technical hub that can support our worldwide semiconductor operations,” said NPE President Harumi Sawada.
Nikon Precision Europe (NPE) GmbH is the organisation supporting Nikon’s lithography systems for its European customers. It provides service to customers during the lifecycle of the lithography system. Whether it is during installation, wafer production ramp-up or in a sustaining production environment, their team provide expert analysis and solutions to enable optimal usage around-the-clock of the capital equipment in the customer factory.
“Nikon Precision Europe has been in Ireland for close to 30 years now, supporting a number of multinational semiconductor customers,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.
“The company has grown from a handful of local employees as the business developed in line with customer needs to close to 140 employees at present in its international support hub. These new offices in Kildare Innovation Campus will add a further 40 roles; a very welcome development demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to its Irish operations. I wish them continued success.”
To learn more about exciting careers at this moment of unprecedented rapid and ongoing growth in the semiconductor industry, go to NPE’s application portal here
This expansion was supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, said: “This expansion, which will create 40 new jobs in Nikon’s new offices in the newly launched Kildare Innovation Campus, is a great boost for Kildare and the surrounding area. Congratulations to the team, I’m sure it has taken a huge amount of work to make these plans a reality. The very best of luck with it.”