Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dell Opens Silicon Valley Research and Development Center

Michael Dell formally opened Dell's newest research and development center on Great America Parkway in Santa Clara, California. Also speaking at the event were California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and City of Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews.

Approximately 700 team members are expected eventually to occupy 240,000 square feet of space in two buildings. In addition to filling new positions, the Silicon Valley facility will allow Dell to consolidate much of its current Northern California operations. It will combine the operations of several area companies Dell has acquired, including Zing, Ocarina, Scalent and Everdream. Two other companies, KACE and Force10, will remain at their current Silicon Valley facilities.

Dell also operates R&D centers in Ra'anana, Israel and at the company's headquarters in Round Rock, Texas.

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