The Top USA Tech Companies Based In Ireland

18th September 23

In 2021, US Tech companies chose Ireland as one of their top choices for FDI (foreign direct investment). In 2019, the FDI accumulated value in Ireland increased to more than €1 trillion (according to the latest analysis from the Central Statistics Office). The US is still the largest source of FDI in Ireland.

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IBM was the very first of the US Tech companies that set up offices in Ireland in 1956. Since then many corporations such as Facebook, Apple, Intel, Microsoft, and Google have also set up their operations in Ireland. The presence of these tech giants in Ireland has led to many other US Tech corporations following suit over the last two decades.

Here is a list of some of the top US Tech companies that are growing teams in Ireland:

1. Adobe

Adobe is a California-headquartered software firm that has been around for more than two decades in Ireland. It employs close to 4,000 people here, growing from under 100 Ireland-based employees from the year 2005. It is based in Dublin's Citywest. This corporation makes renowned software such as Photoshop and Adobe Reader.

2. Alphabet

Alphabet is the parent company of the well-known tech giant Google. Even though Google was featured recently in the top 10 Most Attractive Employers to Irish Students, Alphabet also came in 3rd place in LinkedIn's list Of the Top Places to Work In Ireland, in the year 2022.

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3. Amazon

Amazon has many sites across Ireland, with some of its offices in Cork and Dublin, along with a few data centres. After it opened its first Ireland-based office in 2004, Amazon has continued to grow its presence in Ireland, while AWS (Amazon Web Services) arrived in Ireland in 2007.

4. Apple

Another US Tech giant, Apple was proudly named as one of the largest companies in Ireland by The Irish Times in its Top 1000 list. Apple first arrived in Cork in the year 1980 and since then has dramatically increased many of its operations in Ireland.

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5. HP Inc

This California-based tech giant has a portfolio that spans printers, personal computers, services, software, along with other IT infrastructure. HP set up its first operations in Ireland in the 1970s and has since steadily grown, with locations across Dublin, Belfast, Galway, and Kildare.

6. IBM

IBM's headquarters in Ireland is situated on Dublin's Shelbourne Road. This company set up its first office in Ireland in 1956 but was founded years before in 1911 in the USA. By 2011, IBM already had thousands of employees at just the west Dublin campus.

7. Intel

One of the more sought-after employers for Irish engineering students, Intel, a US chip giant set up offices in Ireland in 1989. It currently employs around 5,000 people in Ireland.

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8. Meta

Meta became the new name of Facebook's parent company in 2021 when Zuckerberg revealed his plans to focus on the metaverse concept. Facebook first set up an office in Ireland in 2008 after establishing its EMEA headquarters based in Dublin. In the last few years, its headcount of employees has grown significantly. Today it employs over 3,000 Ireland-based staff and these numbers are set to increase.

9. Microsoft

Another popular US Tech giant, Microsoft has its EMEA headquarters based in Ireland. The company employs close to 3,000 people at a campus based in Leopardstown that opened in 2018, with a data centre based in Dublin.

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10. Oracle

Oracle, a well-known US Computer Software company set up its first offices in Ireland in the year 1990. Some roles that this company has available at the moment in Ireland include sales reps, technical product managers, field support specialists and solution architects.

11. Qualtrics

Qualtrics is one of the US Employee Experience Software companies that has been growing in Dublin since it arrived in 2013. It went on a hiring spree in 2014, 2015, and 2018. Dublin is where it has its EMEA headquarters set up and by 2024 it has a goal to have 650 employees employed there.

12. Salesforce

Salesforce is one of the cloud software players that offers "customer relationship management" tools to a client network across the globe. It set up its offices in Ireland in the early nineties and its headquarters are based in Dublin. In the year 2019, the company made a huge hiring announcement in Ireland with a goal to create 1,500 jobs. The company is currently hiring for many tech roles across Ireland.

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13. ServiceNow

ServiceNow is a Californian software company that has had operations in Ireland since the year 2018. A few years back it had plans to hire 300 new employees for just its Dublin office. The hiring plans that it had for Ireland formed part of its overall push to expand in Europe.

14. VMware

VMware is a California-headquartered virtualisation and computing company that established itself first in Ireland in the mid-nineties where it opened its first office in Cork. Last year, VMware had plans to hire 205 employees in Ireland, with every role to be in the correct place by 2025. This company has one of its hubs in Dublin, but the staff will still have the choice to conduct remote work.

Broadcom a US-based semiconductor manufacturing corporation, made an announcement recently that it has plans to take over VMware. If this planned acquisition is successful, it will become the second largest change in operations for this firm since recently spinning out of Dell.

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