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300 milimeters wafer fab in Dresden

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General information

Total investment
approx. 1 billion euros

Site
approx. 100,000 m2 (about 14 soccer fields)

Total floor space
approx. 72,000 m² of production area and office space

As of 2022: new construction of a development and laboratory building (in the design phase) as part of IPCEI 2

Clean-room area
Currently approx. 10,000 m²,
addition of some 3,000 m² starting in 2022 (available as of 2024–2025)

Construction timeline

  • Groundbreaking in spring 2018
  • Machinery installed at the end of 2019
  • First fully automated Production run in January 2021
  • Opened in June 2021
  • Full-scale production in July 2021

Associates in the completed plant

  • up to 700
  • roughly 380 associates in July 2022

Qualified professionals needed
Experts from the semiconductor industry, such as process, production, or maintenance engineers, mathematicians, software engineers as well as professionals and graduates with degrees in physics, chemistry, or microsystems technology

Manufacturing technology
Highly automated wafer production (300 mm silicon substrate wafers with structures up to 65 nm in width)

Manufactured products
Application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and power semiconductors

MEMS manufacturing on 300 mm wafers (SOP in 2026)

Fields of application for semiconductors
Mainly automotive electronics and devices by Bosch Power Tools

Connected manufacturing
At the wafer fab in Dresden, production data is generated at a rate of 250 MB/second, which corresponds to the data volume of 400 HD videos running simultaneously.

Details on the building

Total building volume
600,000 m³

Concrete
approx. 66,500 m³ (about 8,300 concrete mixer trucks)

Steel
approx. 16,400 metric tons (about 30 A380 passenger jets)

Earth moved/excavated
approx. 90,000 m³ (some 7,500 truckloads)

Bored piles for the foundation
approx. 860

Floor slabs
100 cm thick

Length of pipeline
approx. 80 km

Length of electrical cabling
approx. 380 km (from Dresden to Berlin and back)

Funding
Construction of the new wafer fab in Dresden received funding as part of IPCEI 1 (Important Project of Common European Interest) from the German federal government – more specifically, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

Bosch continues to invest at its location in Dresden. An expansion of the clean-room area by 3,000 m² and the construction of a development and laboratory building at the Dresden site are currently in the design phase. This project is expected to be funded by the BMWK as part of IPCEI 2. Approval for the early start of measures has been obtained.

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. According to preliminary figures, it generated sales of 52.6 billion euros in 2022, and thus contributed almost 60 percent of total sales from operations. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector pursues a vision of mobility that is safe, sustainable, and exciting, and combines the group’s expertise in the domains of personalization, automation, electrification, and connectivity. For its customers, the outcome is integrated mobility solutions. The business sector’s main areas of activity are injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch is synonymous with important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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