LONDON Maxim Integrated Products is to establish an international business operation in Dublin, with the creation of 50 staff initially, rising to over 100 by 2012. The development is being supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.
The international business, financial and technical customer services center in Dublin will serve the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, along with parts of Asia. The centre will initially employ accountants, financial analysts, supply-chain specialists, information technology (IT) technicians, and multilingual customer-service staff.
Maxim is hiring staff now. According to information on the company's website it has not previously had an office in Ireland and it remains to be seen what effect the the new operation has on staffing at existing facilities elsewhere in Europe.
“The decision by Maxim Integrated Products to locate its International Business Services Centre in Dublin reinforces Ireland’s international reputation as a thriving centre for the delivery of International Business Services,” said Mary Coughlan TD, An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. “
“Dublin will be a strategically important international centre for Maxim,” said Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim. “We are investing in Ireland because the country has a talented and technically qualified workforce, and it has demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting R&D. The positions we are creating in Dublin will support our presence in key markets across the EMEA region, and will add long-term value to our global business development.”