300 mm wafer fab in Dresden

wafer fab in Dresden

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)


  • For job seekers
  • Site for the Dresden location
  • Bosch semiconductors

Tags: Electrified mobility, electromobility, connected mobility, Halbleiter-Chips, semiconductors, Reutlingen, Dresden, connectivity

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2018, its sales came to 47.6 billion euros, or 61 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector pursues a vision of mobility that is accident-free. emissions-free, and fascinating, and combines the group’s expertise in the domains of 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 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. 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 deliver innovations for a connected life. 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 460 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 nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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