A Belfast based software company is to almost double its workforce with plans to create 76 new jobs.
Latens Systems develops security software for communication devices such as set-top boxes, PCs and smartphones.
Invest NI has given parent company, Pace plc, £472,500 towards the new posts, which take the workforce to 120.
They have invested a further £282,500, including part funding from the European Regional Development Fund, towards a £1m research project.
President of Latens Systems, Carmi Bogot, said Belfast was the core of the company.
“In expanding our team here, we are offering opportunities at a range of levels, from graduate to experienced software professionals,” he said.
“Research and development remains central to our growth strategy and as consumer technology and communications devices continue to evolve, Latens is committed to anticipating market needs and ensuring that we continue to operate at the forefront of content security.”
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said the new jobs will generate over £2.7m annually in additional salaries.
“The Latens name is globally renowned as a leader in the development of content security solutions,” she said.
“Today’s announcement will cement Latens Systems’ position in key markets, ensure the firm can meet increasing demand from key clients and invest in R&D to further enhance its highly innovative product portfolio.”