Construction of the new building will commence next year. With a gross floor area of 8,000 square metres, offices for up to 550 staff will be provided. Currently, NXP employs 330 people. A further 130 hires are being planed until the end of 2015. Overall, NXP employs 1,700 people in the Hanseatic city.
Global leader in secure ICs in payment cards
With a 4 per cent market share (after 32% in 20129, NXP Semiconductors N.V. is the global leader in the market for secure ICs in payment cards. In its recent report, ‘Payment and Banking Cards Report – 2014,’ industry analyst IHS reported that NXP notched a significant increase in total sales. The report also projects future growth to 2019 and suggests that use of secure ICs will grow throughout the next five years.
There are close to ten billion credit and debit cards in circulation globally, and approximately 50 per cent of those are secure IC cards, also commonly referred to as EMV cards. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of 4.82 bn USD in 2013.
A long tradition of innovation
As early as 1953, NXP Semiconductors in Hamburg started production of semiconductor devices in the former radio tube factory GmbH. With the advancement of semiconductor technology also the product portfolio grew, ranging from small signal diodes and transistors to sensors, Integrated Discretes and Integrated Circuits (ICs). Today, the Hamburg plant is the world’s largest production facility for Discrete semiconductor single.
With products using CMOS, BiCMOS, and bipolar technologies, NXP holds key position for applications in the consumer electronics, communications and automotive. Last year, some 70 billion units left NXP’s wafer factory in Hamburg, and approximately one quarter of all diodes and transistors sold worldwide originate from Hamburg.
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