Samsung has just opened the doors to its new US offices, giving the South Korean giant a very big presence in Silicon Valley. The new $300 million offices are located north of downtown San Jose.
Corporate Vice President of Memory Marketing at Samsung, Jim Elliott, explains: "We really want to leverage the [new site] as the foundation for our presence in Silicon Valley". The new campus will house Samsung's research and development, as well as its sales operations for it's US semiconductor business. Its customers? Apple, NVIDIA, and more.
The new 10-story Samsung Device Solutions America HQ was designed by global architecture firm NBBJ, which designed the 1.1 million-square-foot campus. The facilities includes a 10-story office tower, seven-story parking garage, and a green space that links the campus together. Samsung said on a website about its new campus: "The design seeks to encourage interaction among staff, foster connections with the community and provide a space to attract employees in the highly competitive tech market".