Samsung Research America (SRA), a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced groundbreaking news regarding its new 8.5 acre campus in Mountain View. The grand ceremony took place at 10:30 a.m. on October 16 at 665 Clyde Avenue.

Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology that has been a presence in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, for more than three decades. The company currently has $187.8 billion in sales and 270,000 employees across 79 countries. This new research and development centre will provide a state-of-the-art campus that can support the current rapid growth in the organization and also provide the infrastructure to support Samsung’s university collaboration and open innovation activities.

Samsung New Research And Development

Daniel Eum, president of SRA, said: “Our new state-of-the-art R and D center will provide an outstanding environment to support our plans for strategic growth and attracting the very best employees…This expansion, in addition to Samsung Semiconductor Inc.’s new San Jose campus, builds upon Samsung’s 35-year history in the Bay Area and reinforces our commitment to the valley.”

The newly designed campus will include two six-story, class-A office buildings, totalling approximately 385,000 square feet.  To complement these, two parking structures will be included in the design; one five-story, the other six-story. Samsung plans to occupy the buildings by December 2014.  These new buildings are being designed in accordance with LEED Gold and LEED Platinum certification standards.

An artist's rendition of Samsung's newly planned R&D centre

An artist’s rendition of Samsung’s newly planned R&D centre

This expansion builds on Samsung’s long-term presence in the Bay Area. Back in July, community, city and state leaders joined Samsung Semiconductor Inc. in a ceremony for the 1.1 million square foot facility expansion of its San Jose operations. Further afield, away from Silicon Valley, Samsung is continuing to expand its facilities across the US, with improved investment programmes and noteworthy new employment opportunities.

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SOURCE: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131015005668/en/Samsung-Begins-Construction-Silicon-Valley-Center