Samsung spends $300 million on a new HQ located in Silicon Valley

Samsung spends $300 million on a new HQ located in Silicon Valley
As most of you already know, Samsung is a tech giant based in South Korea. However, the company has close connections with numerous companies which are based in the US, most of them straight from Silicon Valley. 

With Google, Apple, and many other partners and rivals boasting impressive headquarters in the area, Samsung decided that it's time to spend $300 million on a new HQ located in San Jose, California, the very "Capital of Silicon Valley".

Samsung's new Silicon Valley HQ is a ten story complex with a total space of 1.1 million square feet. Aside from its impressive architectural design (subjective impression), the main attractions of the complex include a "fitness center in the sky" and a clean room for semiconductor design. Samsung's new building will serve as the company's North American headquarters for its semiconductor branch, but the complex will also serve as basis for some of Samsung's marketing and sales operations in the United States.

NBBJ, the architecture company that scored the contract, has already completed 85% percent of its work, with the only remaining tasks relating to interiors and landscaping. At the moment, Samsung has yet to announce how many employees will go to work at the new complex.


source: WSJ

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46 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

looks pretty nice.

2. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah inching there way to Cupertino via Seoul to copy even more!

4. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Well look quite similar. Can't wait for another lawsuit ;)

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yea thats gonna happen XD

7. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

and samsung gonna pay apple, AGAIN! ;)

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

For what? California patent? Top kek

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Only for Apple to pay it all back to Samsung. Circle of life isn't it?!

18. TerryTerius unregistered

Samsung hasn't paid Apple yet, they're still in the appeals process. And the courts are reducing that payment throughout that process, to the point where it's nearly half of what it once was. Not that it would matter, which is why I don't get why fanboys like you get so hype over this. Or any story about finances or sales. You don't work for Apple, you're not on the board of directors, you won't earn a single penny from whatever profit they make, nor are you involved in the design process or R&D. You can enjoy a product, but trumpeting it like you personally had a hand in it is beyond me. The only benefit any company's profits have to you is whether or not they use that money to invest in R&D to make better products and services. That's it. In other words, win or lose it makes no difference in your life. It's kind of like bragging that your neighbor's car is nicer than your others neighbor's car... What does that have to do with you in any way shape or form?

42. luckyone777

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Terry hits the spot. Apple fanboy/girl are the saddest bunch in the world. They don't realize when Apple monopolizing the whole smartphone industry, we as consumers are the one that get short end of the stick.

9. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Actually, when I read this, the first thing that came to mind was, oh now the want to poach the talent.

20. TerryTerius unregistered

Actually, if you check phone Arena they wrote an article about Apple poaching battery experts from companies like Samsung, Tesla and others. You got it backwards.

11. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Sammy will copy it wrong, again.

19. TerryTerius unregistered

Yes, because Apple has totally never copied anything from any other OS or manufacturer in their history. Nope, not even once -_- As I said before, literally all tech companies copy each other. Actually, all companies in all industries copy each other or borrow ideas. That's an indisputable truth, if you even try to pretend that isn't true you're suffering of fanboyism and delusion of the highest order.

3. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

wow...Apple must be that inspiring...they should have planted their headquarters in Nashville lol

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's ironic and a bit sad that the only thing the vocal critics online can do to undermine Samsung is to attach baseless claims and comparisons to them imitating Apple everywhere and in every way and in every shadow as their argument to fuel their blind hatred.

10. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I know, but the similarities can't be just coincidence. If it walks...quacks....like a duck.............

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Geese walk and quack like ducks and even look like ducks, yet they aren't ducks. So that puts an end to that stupid misused no-brain retort.

17. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Sorry, but what similarities? that phones are rectangles on with a screen home button, volume and power buttons? the location of those things?. Seriously, by that standard apple is also copying other phones that are copying other phones and such. Apple themselves copy stuff from other stuff, did apple mix together that copied stuff and call it an iphone, yup sure. Does that mean that if other people do the same it is copying apple? no, it does not. It would be like arguing over who 'owns' a food recipe and as such who is copying who, which is very...very silly, because like a food recipe it is about ingredients, what you put in, that matters, and there the products are vastly different.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's called logistics.... I know ifans are morons but it's called Sillicon Valley. All the major players including Microsoft are there because it works logistically if you are going after the U.S. Market. When Samsung built a new factory in Korea and one in Vietnam it wasn't because they were copying Apple, it was because it makes sense to. The same applies to this factory, in fact, they probably should have built it sooner.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow!!! I would so like to work for Samsung and Microsoft too. Seems like they would be a fun place to work, depending on what you would be doing.

27. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Photo copying :)

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

At least Samsung actually has a factory here for employees to work...UNLIKE THE GUYS IN COOPER-TINY. Silicon Valley is where the big tech giants originated for the most part, so why not be joined by another. networking with your enemies will make them your frienemies and you can make even more money.

21. Sauce5 unregistered

You should educate yourself on the billions being spent to construct and build the tech giants "spaceship" futuristic looking campus. Too bad Samsung can't copy that from Apple. Not enough cash xD!!

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They spend like a boat load of money, I am sure they can build a futuristic looking campus if they really wanted to. Unfortunately, they rather spend it on their fans with new R&D research rather than pocket their sheep money and buy expensive toys at the expense of sheep like you. That's honestly nothing to brag about. You basically overpaid for that spaceship indirectly and you didn't even vote on it. You just went "bbaaaaa" take my hard earned money so you can build a meaningless futuristic campus that benefits me in no way.

29. Sauce5 unregistered

Lmao! The butthurt is real. Use your brain. Do some research. Only sheep I see on this website are people like you calling others sheep with the rest of the sheep. You're a herd of blinded bimbos who have nothing better to say than call someone a sheep when you have nothing to say. Grow up lol. No need to be mad at the world because you prob have a tater tot sized weiner.

30. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Someone is getting mad

31. Sauce5 unregistered

You're using one of my lines I use on you every time I see anger strike within your soul, lol. Go drive your truck and do something productive lol.

32. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

So I am copying you m8?

33. Sauce5 unregistered

/unfollowthread. you bore me.

34. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

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