By Joel Scanlon
SISA (Samsung Information Systems America), the U.S. research and development center of Samsung Electronics, announced plans for further development and expansion. The company will move to a new campus in Mountain View, California.
The new research and development center will be a fully modernized campus with the capability to support the present fast growth in the organization. It will also provide the necessary infrastructure to support activities of open innovation and initiatives for university collaboration.
The new project is being designed in accordance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification principles. With occupancy expected in 2014, the construction is slated for commencement in the second half of 2013. The layout will be approximately 385,000 sq. ft. Construction of the company’s two new six-story class-A office buildings and two 5-6 story parking structures will commence first.
Samsung Electronics houses a workforce of 206,000 employees all around the globe and its consolidated sales have touched $143.1 billion. The company is a leader in digital convergence and digital media technologies and has been operating in the Bay Area of the Silicon Valley for over two decades. Samsung is also expanding its facilities beyond the Silicon Valley and across the nation with new investments that create increasing employment opportunities.
The President of SISA, Jay Chang, said that the company’s new R&D Center will be useful in providing a good environment and support the strategic growth plans of the company. The new center will also attract skilled employees, enabling the company to benefit from the diversity of talent and culture available in the valley.