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Areas of operation

  • Manufacturing for semiconductors (Frontend)
  • Test center for semiconductors (Backend)

Associates

  • about 4,000

Cleanroom surface area

  • 35,000 m², till end of 2025: 44,000 m²

Production facilities

  • 150-millimeter technology since 1995
  • 200-millimeter technology since 2010
  • Pre- and final measurement for 150- and 200-millimeter wafers

Manufactured products

  • Application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs),
  • low-voltage/high-voltage power semiconductors,
  • microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)

Manufacturing technology

  • 150- and 200-millimeter silicon substrates with structural widths (nodes) of up to 180 nanometer
  • 150-millimeter silicon carbide substrates with structural widths (nodes) of up to 400 nanometer

Fields of application for semiconductors

  • Power units for electromobility, e-bikes, power tools and further Bosch products
  • Automotive electronics: airbag and driver assistance systems, Electronic Stability Control ESC, electronic control units for electric motors and IC engines as well as for transmissions, parking assistants and night vision enhancement systems
  • Consumer electronics: games consoles, hearables, laptops, smartphones, wearables

Investments and extension course of action

Rising demand

Consistent development of the manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand of semiconductors chips (ASICs, MEMS and power semiconductors).

From 2021 to 2023

With 150 million euros in two steps from 2021 to 2023 will gain about 4,000m² of new cleanroom surface area that will be realized in existing buildings. In addition, 150 new jobs in the fields of semiconductor development will be raised.

Till end of 2025

State-of-the-art manufacturing: more than 250 million euros will be invested for a new element, the total amount of the cleanroom surface area will raise up to 44,000 m².

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. It generated sales of 45.3 billion euros in 2021, and thus contributed 58 percent of total sales from operations. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector pursues a vision of mobility that is safe, sustainable, and exciting, and combines the group’s expertise in the domains of personalization, 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 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. 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 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

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

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