Samsung Austin Research Center Announces Hiring Initiative, New Office Location

May 12, 2011, 12:23 ET from Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC

AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Austin Research Center (SARC) today announced plans to hire 30 chip designers in 2011. The Center also announced that it will move mid-summer to a location independent of the Samsung Austin Semiconductor site.

"The growth of SARC since it was founded a little more than a year ago has been remarkable," Keith Hawkins, vice president, Samsung Austin Research Center, said. "What started as a nimble team has evolved into a full-fledged Austin-based chip design center."

SARC was launched on March 30, 2010.

SARC currently employs approximately 80 front-end and back-end chip designers. It is actively seeking an additional 30 chip designers in 2011. Ideal applicants range from new graduates to seasoned professionals holding a master's degree in electrical or computer engineering.

Interested applicants can learn more about positions and the application process by visiting

Samsung Austin Semiconductor executives note that these new hires are in addition to the 300 engineers and technicians that the company is hiring in the first six months of 2011 as part of the $3.6-billion expansion of the semiconductor's plant. Samsung Austin Semiconductor currently employs approximately 2,000 people.

Since its inception, SARC has been located at Samsung Austin Semiconductor off of Parmer Lane in northeast Austin, but the organization has outgrown its current space and will move mid-summer to an approximately 30,000-square foot location at 7300 FM 2222 in Ladera Bend Building 1, located near Capital of Texas Highway. The Ladera Bend building is managed by HPI Real Estate Services & Investments.

About Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC

Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS), located in Austin, Texas, is owned by Samsung Electronics and is the company's only semiconductor manufacturing plant located outside Korea. The complex includes one of the most advanced semiconductor plants in the United States where state-of-the-art NAND Flash memory chips are made. SAS was the first major Austin corporation to join Austin Energy's GreenChoice program, which supports alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power, and has one of the most advanced water recycling programs in the industry.

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