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300 milimeters wafer fab in Dresden

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Total investment
approx. 1 billion euros

approx. 100,000 m2

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

Clean-room area
Currently approx. 10,000 m²,
addition of some 3,000 m²

roughly 480 in August 2023

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

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

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

MEMS manufactoring on 300mm
wafers (SOP in 2026)

Fields of application for semiconductors
Mainly automotive electronics and industrial applications

Connected manufactoring
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.

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

Over the next years, Bosch plans to invest some three billion euros in Dresden and Reutlingen, both as part of its own investment plan and under the auspices of the European IPCEI ME (“Important Project of Common European Interest on Microelectronics”) funding program.

Mobility is the largest Bosch Group business sector. It generated sales of 52.6 billion euros in 2022, and thus contributed almost 60 percent of total sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility business sector pursues a vision of mobility that is safe, sustainable, and exciting. 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 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, 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 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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