The current "spaceship campus" Apple is building apparently isn't enough. According to The Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that the company has secured a deal to build another spaceship campus in Sunnyvale, California.
The article says Apple has sealed a deal for Landbank Investments LLC’s planned Central & Wolfe campus — a curvaceous, 777,000-square-foot project at Central Expressway and Wolfe Road "that’s expected to look like nothing else ever attempted in Silicon Valley." Its marketing web address is Notanotherbox.com (where the graphics for this article came from).
Meanwhile, construction is well underway for Apple’s first spaceship campus, and should be finished by the end of 2016. The new campus, which will supplement and not replace Apple’s current headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, was a pet project of the late Steve Jobs. It’s a four-story, 2.8 million square foot building to be built on land formerly occupied by Hewlett Packard’s campus.
It's apparent that Apple continues its march toward world domination. The company will acquire around 38,000 square meters of land in Yokohama to expand its R&D operations in Japan, the Nikkei, a Taiwan-based news agency, reports.
The land was formerly used by Panasonic's cell phone plant. Through an R&D base in Yokohama, Apple may partner with Japanese automakers and healthcare businesses in the development of core products like the Apple Watch, the Nikkei said (as noted by BrightWire.com, a global investment newswire).
Last December Apple announced a plan to build a technical development center in the Minatomirai region in Yokohama. The facility, called the technical development center, will be located in the Minato Mirai 21 central business district of the city. The research and development base is expected to develop components used for products such as the iPhone and iPad.
These are but a few of Apple's land acquisitions in recent years. Apple has built three solar farms in the area surrounding its Maiden, N.C. Apple's facility in Maiden sports a 100-acre solar farm and a 500,000 square foot data center, with plans in place for a second.
Apple also has data centers built or under construction in Prineville, Oregon and Reno, Nevada. Plus, the company is building a new data center in Curacao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea.