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

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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18 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

6. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

9. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

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

14. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Lol, great comment to start my day.

10. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 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. ;)

13. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Indeed Revise and Distribute!

16. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

not just "Review and Duplicate"?

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

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

8. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

EPIC..

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great Sammy.. Innovate globally..

4. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

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

7. shreyas.s666

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

so that they can release TIZEN very fast

5. andynaija

Posts: 1247; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Curious, R&D means research and development right?

11. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Right.

12. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

It's Revise and Distribute for Samsung :D

15. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

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

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Great news from Samsung. new jobs new technology

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