New Bosch wafer fab in Dresden, Germany

General information

Total investmentapprox. 1 billion euros
Start of construction workplanned for end 2017 / beginning of 2018
Completionby end 2019, production scheduled to begin end 2021
Plotapprox. 60,000 m²
Buildingone building with up to 15,000 m² shopfloor space and separate office space
Associates on siteup to 700 (planned)

Information on wafer manufacturing at Bosch

Current portfolioacceleration, yaw-rate, mass-flow, pressure, and environmental sensors, as well as microphones, power semiconductors, and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for vehicle ECUs.
Manufacturing sitesReutlingen, Germany (6-inch and 8-inch technology)
Production volumeFrom Reutlingen, Bosch delivers some 4 million MEMS and roughly 1.5 million ASICs every day
PatentsBosch holds more than 1,000 patents and patent applications related to MEMS technology
Award2008 German innovation and advanced technology prize for pioneering work in surface micromachining
HistoryFor more than 45 years, Bosch has been developing and manufacturing microelectronic components and systems. 20 years ago. Bosch developed the microfabrication technique for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Today, it is the world market leader.

Bosch in Germany

HeadquartersGerlingen-Schillerhöhe, near Stuttgart, Germany
Sales revenue2016: 14.5 billion euros (worldwide 73.1 billion euros)
Mitarbeitersome 134,000 associates, of which some 26,800 researchers and engineers; worldwide, some 390,000 associates (December 31, 2016)
Locations70, of which 39 R&D locations (December 31, 2016)

Tags: chips, Silicon Saxony, ASICs, 12-inch, Wafer, MEMS

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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