Siemens to create 25 jobs with new €7m R&D group in Shannon

Investment will focus on high-performance computing in the cloud for semiconductor design

A €7 million software research and development group is to be established in Shannon, Co Clare, by Siemens Digital Industries Software.

The investment will focus on high-performance computing (HPC) in the cloud for semiconductor design. The project is the first of its kind to be established by the company globally.

This division is expected to create more than 25 new roles in Shannon over the next three years, focused on delivering cutting-edge cloud HPC environments for Siemens.

“We are excited about the new R&D division in Shannon focusing on cloud development,” said Siemens’ Joe Sawicki.


“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.”

Martin Gennery, the site lead in Shannon, said: “It is excellent to see Siemens demonstrate its continued commitment to Shannon as a strategic location by locating its first software R&D division in Ireland here.

“Due to Shannon’s central location in the mid-west between Limerick and Galway it has always attracted top talent. This expansion offers an opportunity to work on the latest technologies while benefiting from the work-life balance delivered by hybrid working based in the mid-west.”

Siemens EDA (formerly Mentor Graphics) has had a significant presence in Shannon for more than 20 years, delivering financial and business operations worldwide. The Shannon operation of Siemens Digital Industries Software currently employs 150 people.

The R&D group is beginning recruiting for roles related to a multi-cloud hybrid PaaS/SaaS project including cloud infrastructure, software development, application security, DevOps, HPC & EDA.

Denis Curran, IDA Ireland’s head of property and regional development, said: “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 organisation is significant. I wish to congratulate Siemens on this expansion and wish them every success.”

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson is an Irish Times reporter