A US voice technology company already employing 1,000 people in Europe is to open its international headquarters in Dublin, creating more than 40 jobs.
The company, Nuance, is based in Massachusetts and has offices in 35 countries.
It offers a range of products, including the ‘Dragon’ range of voice recognition and dictation software and the Swype keyboard for mobile phones.
Welcoming the new jobs, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said that a major part of the Government's plan for jobs and growth is targeting growth sectors where Ireland has particular strengths and seeking to build clusters of companies in those areas.
''In recent years ICT has been a major success story, and the challenge now is to leverage the major international companies which have operations here to attract further investment,'' Richard Bruton added.
''The decision by Nuance to locate its sales and financial shares services centre in Dublin is a clear endorsement of Ireland's strengths in the ICT area,' commented the IDA's chief executive Barry O'Leary.
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