Samsung Electronics opens doors to new headquarters in San Jose for semiconductor operations
Tech giant Samsung Electronics opened the doors to its Device Solutions America headquarters in San Jose in September 2015, ushering in a new era of innovation.
The company has been very successful with its semiconductor operations in the past. With the US headquarters, Samsung has been able to boost its research and development in the field, innovating from the San Jose area.
During the opening ceremonies at San Jose, Oh-Hyun Kwon, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, said “We are transforming Samsung into a world-class example of a truly market-focused technology company.”
He added that the company is “laying the groundwork for a more aggressive pace of growth over the next several decades.”
The new headquarters brought various organizations and employees together into one building, with research labs devoted to studying semiconductors, LED encapsulants, lights and displays. Staff, working together in one building, are better able to share research and set goals.
From quartz wafers to synthetic quartz wafers and substrates, Samsung has shown a commitment to understanding and researching semiconductor technology.
When the headquarters opened, Samsung’s President of its Device Solutions America operations, Jaesoo Han, said, “Today represents a major milestone as we open our most strategically important Samsung facility in the U.S. and also our biggest investment in Silicon Valley.” He went on to say that “Samsung’s goal is nothing less than to develop the best next-generation technologies for device solutions.”
The structure itself is built around nature and designed to encourage collaboration and contact between staff members, assisting in research and development efforts.
The company also dedicated time and funds to various philanthropic efforts with the opening of the new headquarters, showing a commitment to the community at large as well as the industry.
Samsung joins various other industry giants in the San Jose area, putting it in a great location for collaboration and convenience. You can expect great research to come out of Silicon Valley in the future, when it comes to semiconductors and other related technology.
Having Samsung Electronics open new headquarters in the US has helped with innovation in the field of semiconductors, with research and development focused on areas like LED encapsulants and quartz wafers. The company is still going strong, and the new headquarters have made an impact in Silicon Valley and beyond.
In a not so distant future we may still be sharing the road but not driving our own cars. Autonomous vehicles are becoming less like something out of a science fiction novel, and more likely to become a real world phenomenon in the form of a consumer electronics product.
Various tech companies are working toward autonomous cars, and it is also a concept in which auto manufacturers are displaying interest.
For this to happen, cars need to be outfitted with a wide array of sensors and semiconductors. Luckily, the sensors are mostly available already and the technology exists, appearing in semi-autonomous vehicles that are already on the market.
For a fully autonomous vehicle, lots of technology is needed, from sensors to radars and camera systems, as well as long range cameras, laser radar, and various other sensors and trackers.
This means that your average family car will no longer just be a car — it will be a consumer electronics product. Outfitted with a complete set of sensors, these vehicles will be virtually unrecognizable from their original counterparts — this is not your great-grandfather’s car!
All of this technology is needed, however, to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe. The technology that is being developed is being heavily researched so that autonomous vehicles can be safely introduced onto the market.
Manufacturers will have to contend with a sometimes wary public, meaning the push for finely tuned sensors, semiconductors, and other technology makes sense from a commercial standpoint. To ride in an autonomous car, you have to trust that it will work just as well as it is supposed to.
Semiconductor technology is growing and changing just as quickly as the interest in autonomous vehicles is growing. From technology that makes optical isolation easier, to quartz wafers and other materials that can work with or replace some traditional substrates, the research and development going on in the industry goes hand in hand with technological advancements in other industries, like the automotive industry.
As high tech products like autonomous vehicles become commonplace in our world, do not be surprised to see other automated, connected products enter onto the market as well. The Internet of Things is intriguing to many people, both consumers and manufacturers, and automated vehicles are just one of the products that may become a consumer electronics product. Technology is always improving, and the products we use every day are improving alongside it.