A welcome announcement by one of the world’s largest supplier of networking products was made today. Cisco Systems is to create 115 research and development jobs are being created at its plant in Oranmore in Co Galway.
The U.S. electronics and communications company currently employs about 180 people in Oranmore Business Park, and is expected to start recruiting shortly.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny attended the Cisco facility in Oranmore for the announcement of the 26 million euro investment.
The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Cisco said recruitment commenced late last year and is continuing in multiple product and technology areas.
The new R&D projects expand operations at the Oranmore facility into communication and collaboration software technology including enterprise and cloud enabled desktop, mobile applications, desktop virtualisation and real-time web communications.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Cisco designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner founded the company in 1984. The duo had worked in the computer operations area at Stanford University. Richard Troiano, another computer engineer, joined them later.
The Cisco Galway site originally opened in 2007 and is celebrating its fifth anniversary of R&D activity in Ireland. Cisco also has a base in East Point, Dublin.