Ultra Clean will open its new facility in Cavan to serve its European customer base and capitalise on longer term growth opportunities.
US semiconductor company Ultra Clean plans to create 100 new jobs in Cavan as it expands its global operation. The expansion will see the company hire people for engineering, manufacturing, facilities, on-site shipping and receiving, quality control, sales and customer service positions.
It is in the process of building a new advanced technology cleaning facility at the IDA Ireland Business and Technology Park at Killgarry, Co Cavan. The site is expected to be operational in the third quarter this year.
The Irish facility will be part of Ultra Clean’s services division, which provides ultra-high purity tool chamber parts cleaning and coating, as well as micro-contamination analytical services to chip makers and equipment providers.
Once it is completed, the Cavan facility will be the company’s 15th services site. It will primarily support Intel Corporation and other European-based customers.
Bill Bentinck, president of Ultra Clean’s services division said that the facility would enable the company “to better serve and deliver value” to its European customer base and “capitalise on longer-term growth opportunities.”
He added that Ultra Clean would be partnering with Government investment agency IDA Ireland to put its Irish expansion in motion.
“This is a most welcome investment for Ireland, for Cavan and the north east region,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, adding that Ultra Clean’s “manufacturing and analytical capabilities will add to the level of expertise within the semiconductor sector here and positions the region to capture further such investment.”
According to Shay Torton, Ultra Clean’s head of operations, EMEA, the company is “committed to enhancing the Cavan economy and community by being an active partner and good neighbour.”
IDA Ireland has supported several other companies in recent weeks on their hiring missions across the country, including US chip giant Analog Devices. The company plans to hire 250 people with its Limerick expansion.
US enterprise software scale-up Gong is hiring 80 people with its expansion in Dublin, supported by IDA Ireland, while IT giant Telus International said in February it planned to hire 300 people in Cork, Dublin and Mayo.
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