Samsung building four new offices in the San Francisco Bay area

Samsung building four new offices in the San Francisco Bay area
A couple of these locations are older news, but when seen as the whole, it really shows a significant scale of investment that Samsung is making in four separate areas surrounding Silicon Valley.

Back in September, Samsung announced an expansion and relocation of its research and development center in Mountain View, California. The new R&D center will consist of two six-story buildings totaling about 385,000 square feet, sitting on about 8.5 acres. That facility should begin construction in the middle of 2013 and will be completed the following year. Last month, Samsung announced plans to develop a “start-up” incubator, called the Samsung Open Innovation Center, in downtown Palo Alto, California to engage the company with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. This past quarter, a new strategy and innovation center in nearby Menlo Park, was established.

Finally, Samsung Semiconductor just announced plans to build a 1.1 million square foot R&D and sales headquarters in north area of San Jose, California. The new facility will feature a ten story tower and pavilion to foster team interactions amongst the folks that work there. If you are a high-tech employee, expect opportunities to arise from this expansion as Samsung says the sector is growing faster than employment. That means jobs.

Given these four locations throughout the tech corridor of Silicon Valley, this represents an investment of several hundred million dollars.  Samsung is clearly engaging to remain relevant as the tech sector continues to expand rapidly.

sources: Samsung (1, 2) via AllThingsD



1. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

glad to hear that Samsung !!

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

More RnD - > More Customer Satisfaction... Great Job SS...

3. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Not just that but also more jobs and also more tax revenue for the state.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Samsung should open a R&D site in San Jose; not that there will be anything in the area to research but, at least when they do come up with their new innovations, they can run right over to the Patent and Trademark satellite bureau office [when it finally opens] and beat anyone trying to iCopy their ideas, falsely claiming that [they] actually invented the process or technology. This way Samsung is not the victim of any further false patent claims by other companies that steal their ideas.


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8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

We have apple to thank for that. See Apple is still important to drive competition. All those Samsung Freebie that we receive from Samsung come from Apple indirectly.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Are you sure Apple won't sue the entire building? Cause from what happened in the past, i'm pretty sure Apple can persuade people that the building is circular or the way they want people to see.

5. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They may need an office or two for the attorneys, too, sad to say.

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now this is how you spend youre money. i can't wait to see what kind of R&d Samsung will put out. and their creating jobs same time

9. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

samsung build new office another like moto, nokia and rim selling office Ironic

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