Samsung will be expanding its technological footprint in the Silicon Valley with a new $300 million semiconductor campus, innovation center and start-up incubator, causing some to believe that the South Korean tech titan is escalating its famed rivalry with Apple
Samsung, a long-time supplier of Apple components, is now a rival with its latest Android smartphones. Apple has been less than pleased with the developments, including starting a series of lawsuits to stop their sales and manufacture. That Samsung is now expanding into Apple's backyard seems to indicate the Asian company has no intention of going away quietly, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Samsung has already open a new innovation center in Menlo Park, Calif., but a research and development labs is planned for San Jose and a start-up incubator in Palo Alto. However, its new semiconductor campus will also be built in San Jose with a "distinctive design", according to reports.