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Bosch opens chip factory of the future in Dresden

wafer fab opening

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These days, life without smartphones or computers is simply inconceivable. Semiconductors are the cornerstone of modern technology. Tiny chips are at the heart of all electronic systems. It’s worth reminding ourselves that without semiconductors, cars wouldn’t work, either today or in the future.

On June 7, 2021, under the tagline “The Future – Built by Bosch. #BoschSiliconDay,” we open our wafer fab in Dresden – one of the world’s most modern chip production facilities. At the same time, this is also our first AIoT factory. AIoT stands for the combination of artificial intelligence and the internet of things. We are using it to make the plant in Dresden a fully connected, intelligent factory, thereby creating a sound basis for data-driven, continuous improvement in production.

Monday, 07. June

13:00 CEST

Virtual press conference

with

Dr. Volkmar Denner,
chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, and

Harald Kroeger,
member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH

Monday, 07. June

14:30 CEST

Virtual Opening ceremony

in the presence of

Dr. Angela Merkel,
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany,

Margrethe Vestager,
Vice President of the European Commission,

Michael Kretschmer,
Minister-President of Saxony

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About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. 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 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

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

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