Manchester, NH. Allegro MicroSystems, a supplier of power and sensor semiconductors, announced it has established a new research and development center in the Czech Republic. This new center is currently staffed with two dozen engineers located in Prague. These engineers will accelerate Allegro’s development of ICs for both the automotive and industrial markets. The team will initially focus on developing sensor ICs for electrified vehicles, green energy, and high-efficiency industrial motor applications.
“We are very excited to formally open our new R&D center in Prague. We were fortunate to hire an excellent team of engineers. This high-performing team is already accelerating Allegro’s leadership position in both the automotive and industrial markets,” said Michael Doogue, vice president of business development and advanced sensor technologies at Allegro MicroSystems.
“We plan to hire an additional 20 to 30 engineers at the center over the next few years,” he said. “The Prague team is an important addition to Allegro’s global product development team, and I am certain that they will have a positive impact on Allegro’s product development velocity and our customer support levels for many years to come.”
The availability of highly skilled IC design, systems, and software engineers was a major contributor to Allegro’s decision to open this new R&D center in Prague, the company said, addin that the area provides an optimum combination of experienced engineers and recent graduates from local universities.