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Enhancing efficiencies and synergies, associates of the Bosch Research Technology Center (RTC) in Pittsburgh, relocated to the city’s South Side to join Akustica, a Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) spin-off that was acquired by Bosch in late 2009.  The two companies now occupy the top two floors (approximately 21,000 sq. ft.) in Building One of the SouthSide Works.  Nearly 50 Bosch associates are housed there, working primarily in hardware and software engineering.

The move enables Bosch to optimize usage of its facility in the revitalized South Side area of the city, as well as to promote further technological collaboration between the co-located entities.  Established on the city’s North Side in 1999, Bosch RTC in Pittsburgh focuses on software engineering, Internet technologies and advanced signal processing to create new value-added services and products for all Bosch divisions.  Akustica, makers of the world’s smallest and only single-chip MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) microphones, was founded in Pittsburgh in 2001 and has been located at the SouthSide Works since 2004.

“For more than two decades, Bosch has benefited from our collaborations and investment in Pittsburgh.  With world-class universities attracting top technological minds, Pittsburgh is a region with a wealth of engineering talent,” said Peter Marks, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Robert Bosch LLC.  “With the co-location of Bosch RTC and Akustica, we further leverage our local investment.  As we celebrate the Bosch Group’s 125th anniversary this year, we look forward to continuing our relationships with Pittsburgh’s academic and commercial partners, who play an important role in the city’s renaissance.”


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