Radio frequency company to create 100 new engineering jobs

US-based company Qorvo planning new research and design operation for Co Cork

Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland CEO.

Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland CEO.

 

US-based radio frequency company Qorvo has announced plans to create 100 new engineering jobs in Ireland.

The “highly skilled” roles are being created 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 characterisation.

The new jobs will be added to Qorvo’s operations in Dublin as well as a new UWB research and design operation planned for Cork. The investments were supported by IDA Ireland.

The investment in UWB development will expand Qorvo’s presence in Ireland and increase its focus on next-generation technologies and products.

Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo mobile products, said: “As UWB adoption is accelerating across mobile, consumer, Internet of Things (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.”

In early 2020, Qorvo completed its acquisition of Ireland-based Decawave, a provider of UWB for mobile, automotive, and industrial and consumer IoT applications.