Siemens Digital Industries Software has planned to establish a software research and development group through an investment of a €7m. Moreover, the establishment of this new division is likely to create more than 25 new jobs in Shannon over the next three years.

New research & development group

Siemens EDA, formerly Mentor Graphics is operating in Ireland for more than 20 years. It delivers key financial and business operations for the tech giant worldwide. In addition, the government is supporting this project through IDA Ireland. However, Siemen’s new research and development group will focus on high performance computing (HPC) in the cloud for semiconductor computing. Furthermore, this will be the first of its kind to be company across the world. “We are excited about the new R&D division in Shannon focusing on cloud development. The cloud represents a step change in capability for our electronic design automation customers and harnessing its potential will be key for our continued success.” Siemens’ Joe Sawicki said in his statement.

Expansion in Ireland

Currently, Siemens Digital Industries Software is employing about 150 employees. Moreover, the company has planned to create more than 25 new jobs over the next three years at their Cloud EDA R&D group. Subsequently, they will deliver cutting-edge cloud HPC environments for Siemens Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The company has already started recruitment for many new positions. These include multi-cloud hybrid PaaS/SaaS project including cloud infrastructure, software development, application security, DevOps, HPC, an EDA.

Siemens is a longstanding employer in the Mid-West region. “The addition of this new R&D function and the associated transformational impact on the position of the Irish site within the global organization is significant. I wish to congratulate Siemens on this expansion and wish them every success.” IDA Ireland’s head of property and regional development, Denis Curran said in a statement.

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