Ericsson will be constructing a new campus in California, USA that will consolidate Ericsson’s Silicon Valley operations. It will bringing together approximately 2,000 Ericsson staff working in IP and TV and Media.
Ericsson said that the announcement builds on its acquisition last September of Microsoft’s Mediaroom TV platforms and services division.
The new campus, Santa Clara Square which is being developed by Irvine Company, will include over 400,000 square feet of workspace for Ericsson in two buildings, located along the Great America/Bowers corridor at Highway 101, south of Levi’s Stadium in the heart of Silicon Valley.
The campus construction is already underway and the first phase is expected to be occupied in the third quarter of 2015.
“Over the years, Ericsson’s growing presence in Silicon Valley has significantly enhanced our ability to innovate and collaborate with our customers and partners in the region. With our new campus, we’re accelerating Ericsson research, development and innovation even further,” said Maya Strelar-Migotti, Vice President of Development Unit IP and Broadband and Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley is also a center for Ericsson innovation in TV and Media. Current projects, including the Ericsson OpenDaylight and Smartphone Labs, will relocate to the new facility. Ericsson will continue its commitment to open the Internet.org Innovation Lab on Facebook’s Menlo Park campus in summer 2014.