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A US technology firm is to invest £3.8m in its specialist research centre in Edinburgh. The move by Xilinx Inc will create 12 new jobs and protect 30 existing roles. The venture is being supported by a £1m research and development grant distributed through Scottish Enterprise.
First Minister of Scotland Ms Sturgeon made the announcement as she prepares to carry out a week of engagements in the United States to promote trade and investment. She said: “The USA is Scotland’s top source of inward investment and Xilinx Inc is another example of a leading technology company harnessing our highly educated and skilled workforce. As a result of the investment, Xilinx would create 12 new jobs and protect 30 existing roles. Scottish Enterprise has awarded the company a £1m research and development grant to support the project.
Xilinx Scotland, which is based at the Edinburgh Technopole science park, will develop technologies for communications applications, specifically targeting 5G opportunities and aims to establish itself as a centre of excellence and a leading developer of new products for future communications systems. Firm director Dr Colin Carruthers said Scotland has a long history of invention and innovation. "This is a unique opportunity to define and develop the technologies that will enable next generation wireless communication devices."
The US technology firm designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP).
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