Xperi Corporation, a Silicon Valley based, publicly traded technology company with two subsidiaries in Ireland – FotoNation in Galway and DTS in Limerick – celebrated the official opening of its new FotoNation office in Galway yesterday.
Xperi’s DTS subsidiary plans to establish an innovation hub at its new Galway location. In addition, the Company is also working to expand its local engineering talent around high-potential growth initiatives including premium audio, computational imaging, computer vision, and machine learning capabilities, just to name a few.
These investments are expected to result in at least 50 new Ireland-based engineering positions over the next several years, with further R&D investment expected that would contribute to additional employment opportunities in Ireland.
Xperi and its portfolio of brands including FotoNation, DTS, HD Radio, Invensas, and Tessera, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary smart device experiences for people around the world.
Xperi’s solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in a broad range of applications, including premium audio, broadcast, automotive, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, as well as 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging.
The Company employs approximately 700 people worldwide with operations in the United States, Romania, South Korea, China, Japan, and Ireland, among other countries.
Speaking at Xperi’s official office opening in Galway, Minister of State Sean Kyne said, "Xperi’s decision to expand in Galway is a further boost to the ICT cluster that we have and enhances Galway’s reputation as a global hub for the development of some of the most exciting and innovative technological products and services."
Xperi’s Chief Executive Officer, Jon Kirchner added, "We are proud to deepen our commitment to and presence in Ireland as we continue to drive Xperi forward and capture the immense opportunities that lie ahead as we look to accelerate growth. With the creation of an innovation hub in Galway, we are investing in the future to fuel our competitive and innovative edge."