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Samsung arrives in Silicon Valley, to open an R&D center next to Google

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Samsung arrives in Silicon Valley, to open an R&D center next to Google
With sales north of $187 billion, Samsung can afford to splurge for extra research and development activities to keep itself on the cutting edge, and where else but the brimming hub of global innovation - our beloved Silicon Valley.

That's right, today Samsung Electronics will be cutting the ribbon on a new R&D center to "support growth, open innovation and collaboration activities", which should be up and running next year in a year or so. The research center will cover a new 8.5-acre campus in Mountain View, where Google's headquarters are, and will comprise of two new six-story class-A office buildings.

"Our new state-of-the-art R&D center will provide an outstanding environment to support our plans for strategic growth and attracting the very best employees," comments Daniel Eum, president of Samsung Research America. "This expansion, in addition to Samsung Semiconductor's new San Jose campus, builds upon Samsung's 35-year history in the Bay Area and reinforces our commitment to the valley."

Since the R&D center place has been chosen in the same area where Google lives, we'd wager to guess Samsung is planning to spin the mobile software innovations, as it mentioned recently, so at least folks that live nearby will know where to complain on the next iteration of TouchWiz.

source: Samsung

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posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:18 2

1. PunyPoop (Posts: 634; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


H-O-P-E-F-U-L

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:49 4

6. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 346; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Soon Sammy will start hiring Google research employees to its R&D.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:05 3

9. CellularNinja (Posts: 265; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I wouldn't put any centers even close to Google. They're probably using up all the creativity in the air..

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:07 1

14. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Lol, great comment to start my day.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:34 2

10. Topcat488 (Posts: 1046; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


I can almost imagine what R&D Samsung will be doing in the first years...

"Wireless Copying"........... From Google's R&D....... Go Samsung. ;)

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:40

13. PunyPoop (Posts: 634; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Indeed Revise and Distribute!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 11:26 1

16. asulect (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


not just "Review and Duplicate"?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:26 7

2. ScottSchneider (Posts: 281; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


One small step for a Samsung, One giant leap for Mobile Universe...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:56 2

8. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 89; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


EPIC..

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:35 6

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great Sammy.. Innovate globally..

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:58 5

4. aditya.k (Posts: 412; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


So that they can steal yet to release Android versions and give updates faster? :D :P

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:58 2

7. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


so that they can release TIZEN very fast

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:07 1

5. andynaija (Posts: 353; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Curious, R&D means research and development right?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:38 3

11. Topcat488 (Posts: 1046; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Right.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:40 4

12. PunyPoop (Posts: 634; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


It's Revise and Distribute for Samsung :D

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:08 6

15. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


They should invite Obama to the opening ceremony to remind him they do business in the US as well.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 16:55

17. Ninetysix (Posts: 1086; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


How many xerox machines are they going to have in the new office?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 19:11

18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5664; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Great news from Samsung. new jobs new technology

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