Factsheet #Connected mobility

New Bosch wafer fab in Dresden, Germany

Joern Ebberg

Joern Ebberg


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)

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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