Silicon Valley Research Center
IBM’s Silicon Valley research center, known as Almaden, is a cutting-edge innovation lab. Scientists are creating disruptive technologies here and making breakthroughs in fields such as data storage and distributed relational database. Shuttle service is available for those who want to visit the research center, which is near Santa Teresa light rail station.
Ford is another big company that plans to open a shop in Silicon Valley. It plans to expand its footprint in the region by setting up a research center and expanding existing offices. It currently employs 125 people and plans use the facility for wireless communications research. The company is also working to develop “Internet of Things” technology, which will allow cars and drivers to communicate with one another.
Silicon Valley, which is located near Stanford University, is home to many high-tech businesses and is the nerve centre of enterprise innovation. To tap into the Bay Area’s concentrated technology workforce, enterprises and their technology partners are creating their own accelerators and research centers. These centers will focus on creating new technologies to enhance human intelligence.
The Institute for Regional Studies is part of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and focuses on local economic issues. It also conducts research to support the Joint Venture’s programmatic areas, and manages regional resources for the public good. The Institute produces regular research products and also conducts contract research for clients. This work can include surveys, economic impact studies, and data visualizations.
Another company in the Silicon Valley that is working on advancing the auto industry is Nissan. The automaker has a Silicon Valley research center. The new facility will be devoted to connected and autonomous vehicles. It will allow Nissan to expand its global research capabilities in this area. The company plans to partner with companies in Silicon Valley and research institutions to create the next generation of autonomous and connected cars.
The company’s founder has revealed that the company is moving its U.S. research center to Canada. Ren Zhengfei (the founder of the company) explained to the Global and Mail newspaper in Toronto, that the company was moving because of the U.S. sanctions. Moreover, the new location would be better for the business since the company would be able to interact with Canadian employees. Huawei is the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world and the largest manufacturer of phone carrier network gear. The company denies any security threats but has been barred from accessing American components since May.