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Semiconductor production at Bosch

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Semiconductor production at Bosch

Current portfolio Electronic components for vehicles and for consumer electronics. These include microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) such as acceleration, yaw-rate, pressure, mass-flow, environmental, and magnetic field sensors, as well as microprojectors, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), and power semiconductors.
Manufacturing sitesReutlingen (150-mm and 200-mm technology)
Dresden (300-mm technology) from 2022
PatentsBosch holds more than 1,500 patents and patent applications in the field of semiconductor technology, 1,000 of which are for MEMS technology.
MarketBosch manufactures semiconductors and MEMS sensors for its own use. Large portions of the portfolio are also offered on the open market.
HistoryFor nearly 50 years, Bosch has been developing and manufacturing microelectronic components and systems; almost 25 years ago, Bosch developed the semiconductor production process for microelectromechanical sensors (MEMS sensors), and is world market leader in this field.

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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