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Sonatus Announces Expansion into Ireland

Software-Defined Vehicle Technology leader opens R&D and Engineering Center in Dublin

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 18th April, 2024 – Sonatus, a leading automotive software company accelerating the transition to software-defined vehicles (SDVs), today announced it has opened an R&D and engineering center in Dublin, Ireland, to expand its engineering and business capabilities. With the importance of Europe as a hub for many major automotive manufacturers, Sonatus is deploying seasoned talent to expand its footprint and enable closer collaboration across this important region and beyond. Establishing this new center will support the company’s service to existing and future customers.

“Software technology in vehicles is accelerating and Sonatus is at the forefront of working with vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers to enable the future capabilities consumers will demand,” said Jeff Chou, co-founder and CEO of Sonatus. “We are investing in developing an R&D and engineering center in Ireland to ensure we can respond effectively to the needs of our customers globally.”

Sonatus has hired a local management team responsible for this new center, comprising seasoned business and technical leaders. Serving as General Manager of the Ireland office and overseeing business operations is Marc Synnott, who brings over 20 years of management and financial experience to Sonatus. Business and technical staff in the new Dublin center, spanning a range of disciplines, will work closely with other Sonatus design centers around the world.

“The opportunities for software-defined vehicles are expanding significantly, but can be technically complicated, requiring close collaboration between automotive manufacturers and technology leaders like Sonatus,” said Marc Synnott, General Manager, Ireland Operations, Sonatus. “This new R&D and engineering center gives Sonatus access to Ireland’s highly skilled and qualified pool of engineering and technical talent, and brings Sonatus closer to more customers as we continue to expand our business across Europe and the rest of the world.”

“IDA Ireland is proud of Ireland’s reputation as a trusted technology hub and pleased to welcome Sonatus’ new design center in Dublin,” said Mary Buckley, Executive Director of IDA Ireland. “This announcement is testament to the talent and expertise that global companies can access here. The automotive technology market is rapidly growing and Sonatus’ arrival in Ireland will expand this important growth sector.”

About Sonatus
Sonatus is accelerating vehicle software innovation and the transition towards software-defined vehicles. The diverse products comprising the Sonatus Vehicle Platform serve as the key building blocks that allow automotive companies and their ecosystem to fast forward to the future of mobility and deliver continuous improvements in costs, capabilities, reliability, and user experience over the vehicle lifespan. Sonatus’ award-winning software platform is in mass production in over 1 million vehicles from Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis today and will grow to millions of cars by 2024. The company has raised more than $110 million USD with world-class automotive, technology, and venture investors including Foxconn, Hyundai Motor Group’s Kia Corporation, LG Electronics, Marvell, NEC and Translink Orchestrating Future Fund, SAIC Capital, Translink Capital, UMC Capital, and Wanxiang. Sonatus is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA (Silicon Valley), with offices in Dublin, Paris, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo. For more information visit

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