Qorvo, a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, has announced plans to add 100 new highly skilled engineers in Ireland to support its global ultra-wideband (UWB) product research and development in Dublin and Cork. Qorvo expects to fill engineering positions over the next two years that span UWB radio system architecture and modelling, transceiver and baseband designs, power management, system on chip (SoC) integration, embedded software, physical design and IC characterization.
In early 2020, Qorvo completed its acquisition of Ireland-based Decawave, a pioneer in in UWB and a leading provider of UWB solutions for mobile, automotive, and industrial and consumer IoT applications. The Decawave team is now a part of Qorvo Mobile Products.
The new jobs will be added to Qorvo’s operations in Dublin as well as a new UWB R&D design operation planned for Cork. The investment in UWB development will expand Qorvo’s presence in Ireland and increase its focus on next-generation technologies and products.
These efforts are supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Leo Varadkar TD, Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, said, “I warmly welcome the news that Qorvo plans to further its investment here, with the creation of 100 new highly skilled engineering roles in Dublin and Cork. This is great news for both cities and demonstrates Qorvo’s continued commitment to Ireland. I wish the firm every success in this new chapter.”
William McFadden, Qorvo’s Senior Director of Engineering in Ireland, said, “as Qorvo’s development center for advanced UWB technology research, core standards (IEEE) and product development, with on-site lab and automated testing, this investment enables Qorvo to scale activities and capabilities to better serve UWB customers and applications.”
Eric Creviston, President of Qorvo Mobile Products, said, “as UWB adoption is accelerating across mobile, consumer, IoT and automotive markets, we are on the verge of the next big wave of innovation in wireless connectivity, much like Bluetooth was 20 years ago. Expanding our UWB operations in Ireland helps build on our technology leadership and expands Qorvo’s world-class team of UWB experts, while leveraging Ireland’s strong technology ecosystem.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, said, “this investment further enhances the reputation of the Irish semiconductor industry, adding to Ireland’s already strong reputation in microelectronics R&D.”