Samsung begins construction on new Silicon Valley R&D facility

Summary:The Korean electronics giant said the new research and development labs will focus on advanced software, content and services and user experience for consumer products.

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Samsung is to break ground on a brand new research and development facility in the heart of Silicon Valley later this month.

The Korean electronics giant is building a brand new 8.5-acre campus in Mountain View, California. The company is investing a good portion of its $187.8 billion in sales in the new facility, which will help the company garner above all some of the brightest minds in the technology industry.

The two new buildings will take up approximately 385,000 square-feet over five and six stories respectively. Exactly what Samsung is doing with the lab, however, remains under wraps for now. 

However, in reaching out to a Samsung, a spokesperson said the new lab will focus on "advanced software, content and services and user experience for all consumer-facing products." 

The new center is expected to open in December 2014.

Topics: Samsung


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