US semiconductor giant Nvidia announced on Tuesday that it would further expand its R&D activities in Israel and hire 1,000 engineers to join the existing team of 3,000 that work in Israel’s R&D center, including the 1,000 recruited since Nvidia bought Israeli semiconductor firm Mellanox in 2020.
The new employees will support all the company’s R&D activities currently being developed in Israel, such as accelerated networking, CPU and DPU chip design, software, hardware, and architecture teams.
Over the past year, NVIDIA has added 600 staff in its seven cities across Israel — from Tel Hai and Yokneam in
the north, to Jerusalem, Raanana and Tel Aviv, to Kiryat Gat and Beersheba in the south.
“The continued expansion of our R&D center here demonstrates NVIDIA’s confidence in the wealth of talent in Israel. We are recruiting a broad range of technical staff who will play an important role in working with our global team to develop groundbreaking products and solutions,” Gideon Rosenberg, head of HR and deputy general counsel at Nvidia Israel, said.
Alongside its R&D operation in Israel, NVIDIA maintains extensive collaborations with the local high-tech
ecosystem through its Inception program, which nurtures startups, including more than 350 in Israel,
and its Developer Program, with thousands of local developers.