Factsheet #Connected mobility

300 mm wafer fab in Dresden

wafer fab in Dresden
Joern Ebberg

Joern Ebberg


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
  • Construction timeline
Groundbreaking in spring 2018, installation of machinery mid-/end 2019, pilot production to start at end of 2021
  • Associates in the completed plant
Up to 700
  • Qualified professionals needed
Experts from the semiconductor industry, such as process, production, and maintenance engineers, mathematicians, software engineers, as well as professionals with degrees in physics, chemistry, and microsystems technologies
  • Manufacturing technology
Highly automated wafer production
(300 mm silicon substrate wafers
with structures up to 65 nm in width – 1 nm equals one millionth of a millimeter)
  • Connected manufacturing
Every second, the machines will transmit one gigabit of production data. The volume of data produced is equivalent to more than 42 million written sheets of paper, weighing 22 metric tons.

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 piping and ductwork
approx. 80 km
  • Length of electrical cabling
approx. 380 km
(from Dresden to Berlin and back)

Mobility is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2023, its sales came to 56.2 billion euros, or just under 60 percent of total Group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading mobility suppliers. Bosch Mobility 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 electrification, software and services, semiconductors and sensors, vehicle computers, advanced driver assistance systems, systems for vehicle dynamics control, repair-shop concepts, as well as 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 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. 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. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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