The centre in Prague is currently staffed by 24 engineers in Prague. 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 centre in Prague [where] we were fortunate to hire an excellent team of engineers," said Michael Doogue, Vice President of Business Development and Advanced Sensor Technologies at Allegro MicroSystems. "This high performing team is already accelerating Allegro’s leadership position in both the automotive and industrial markets. We plan to hire an additional 20 to 30 engineers at the centre over the next few years. 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 the US company's decision to open the centre in Prague, combining experienced engineers and recent graduates from local universities.