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Seagate Plans $180 Million R&D Center for Empty Solyndra Plant

Published on March 2, 2013
by John Murrell

The vacated Solyndra solar plant in Fremont, Calif., is getting a new tenant focused on the future of a more mature technology. Seagate Technology on Friday announced plans for a $180 million research and development complex, employing as many as 600 people, to work on next-generation disk drives. The Solyndra plant, highly energy efficient and powered in part with solar panels, is “as close as we could get if we were building a custom facility tailored to our needs,” said Steven Deason, Seagate’s facilities director.

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