Samsung works very closely with many Silicon Valley based companies which is why it makes sense for the company to have a physical presence in the area. For a company of Samsung’s size and stature a couple of floors in a business park somewhere won’t do the trick. Samsung needs to have a proper complex of its own that rivals many others that are scattered throughout Silicon Valley, and that’s why it has spent $300 million on a new HQ located in San Jose, California.
It’s a 10 story complex which features a “fitness center in the sky,” a clean room for semiconductors and a total floor space of 1.1 million square feet. The HQ will be split between semiconductor research and development as well as marketing and sales related functions. NBBJ is the architecture firm tasked with the project and it says that Samsung’s new HQ is 85% complete, the tasks remaining have to do with landscaping and interiors. Samsung has not revealed how many employees will work at its new HQ in Silicon Valley.
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