Nikon Precision Europe (NPE) seeks to expand its activities with the inauguration of additional offices on the Kildare Innovation Campus, according to Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment Leo Varadkar. The offices will be part of the company’s global support network.

The Irish government provided funding for its expansion through IDA Ireland.

Since the early 1990s, NPE has had a presence in Ireland, with local workers servicing various global semiconductor clients. The firm, which began with a handful of local employees, has steadily grown in response to client demands.

What the firm does

The firm already employs about 140 people and plans to expand further in the coming months, with an estimated 40 roles available across various specialties.

Nikon Precision Europe (NPE) GmbH is responsible for maintaining Nikon’s Lithography systems in Europe. Throughout the lifespan of the Lithography system, it offers services to consumers.

Their team provides experienced analysis and solutions to allow effective use of capital equipment in the client facility around the clock, whether in installation, wafer production ramp-up, or sustaining production environment.

A well-liked idea

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, NPE President Harumi Sawada, and IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan expressed their sentiments about the expansion. Leo said it will create 40 new jobs to boost the campus, congratulating the team that worked to make this a reality.

Sawada said that the continued investment in Ireland underlines the importance placed by Niko on the support of local customers while creating a technical hub to support the company’s worldwide semiconductor operations.

Shanahan cited Niko Precision Europe’s long history in Ireland, supporting several multinational semiconductor customers. He wished the company continued success and welcomed the company’s demonstration of its ongoing commitment to the Irish branch of its operation.

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