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02-12-2021 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Bosch Expands Production Capacities for Semiconductors

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Patrick Schäfer
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Supplier Bosch is responding to rising demand for semiconductors by investing more than 400 million in its semiconductor sites in 2022. This is intended to significantly increase the production of chips.  

Bosch plans to invest more than 400 million euros in expanding its semiconductor sites in Dresden, Reutlingen (both Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). "The demand for semiconductors continues to grow rapidly. Particularly in the current situation, we are therefore systematically expanding our semiconductor manufacturing operations in order to provide our customers with the best possible support", says Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH.

In 2022, this will primarily involve expanding the manufacturing space at Bosch's new 300-mm semiconductor plant in Dresden even faster. Chip production for the automotive sector began there in September. Around 50 million euros of the planned sum will also flow into the semiconductor plant in Reutlingen near Stuttgart in the coming year. There, the cleanroom area of currently 35,000 m² will be increased by more than 4000 m² in two stages by 2023. Bosch is also building a test center for semiconductors in Penang, where finished semiconductor chips and sensors will be tested from 2023.

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