Dell beefs up Ireland R&D center
Dell Inc. is hiring 100 engineers to work in its facility in Limerick, Ireland, according to a report from Ireland-based RTE News.
The report says the company is focusing its hires there on engineering roles as it expands its research and development outfit at the Limerick facility. When the hiring is done, the report says nearly 1,000 people will work at Dell’s Limerick facility. The Round Rock-based computer company also has offices in Dublin and Cork, Ireland.
Dell employs about 14,000 people in the Austin area and has been diversifying its product line to include more corporate and back-end services and hardware. The company still has a stranglehold on some aspects of its old PC-focused business model. For instance, Dell captured the largest share of the global personal computer monitors market during the fourth quarter, research firm International Data Corp. reported earlier this month.