NXP is investing millions in machinery for chip factory in Nijmegen




Chip NXP invests in its chip production. According to the company, it is a “good number of millions.” The money goes straight to the factory in Nijmegen, as a spokesman on Friday Tweakers know.

NXP logo NXP’s own words almost at the limit of its capacity. Therefore, the leadership of the company has decided to invest in new, “complex” machines for the chip factory in Nijmegen. That is the biggest production of the Dutch company, emerged from the Philips stable.

Spokesman Martijn van der Linden can not say how many millions is involved. However, it is a “good number of millions,” as he announced Tweakers. The investment does not necessarily mean there will be more staff in the future. Van der Linden says that particularly the capacity of the machines goes up.

Starting next year, the impact of investment in production will be noticeable, Van der Linden thinks concludes. “The management will find the location in Nijmegen’s main factory and wants to expand in the coming years.”

NXP has been growing quite some time, partly because the NFC chip and the M8 coprocessor of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for Apple makes . NXP increased in recent months, the US rival Freescale and British smartcard chip maker Athena SCS over billions. And last year it invested already approximately 21 million euros in new machinery for the plant in Nijmegen.

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