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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

11:00 CEST

Virtual press conference


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

12:30 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 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.

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. It is entrusted with the task of safeguarding the company’s long-term existence and in particular its financial independence – in line with the mission handed down in the will of the company’s founder, Robert Bosch.

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