The IBM Almaden Research Center
is in San Jose, California
, and is one of IBM's eight worldwide research labs. Its scientists perform basic and applied research in computer science
, services, storage systems, physical sciences, and materials science and technology. The center opened in 1986, and continues the research started in San Jose more than fifty years ago. Nearly all of Almaden’s approximately 500 research employees are in technical functions and more than half of these hold Ph.D.s. The lab is home to ten IBM Fellows
, ten IBM Distinguished Engineers, nine IBM Master Inventors and seventeen members of the IBM Academy of Technology.
Almaden is located at 650 Harry Road on nearly of land in the hills above Silicon Valley
. The site was chosen because of its close proximity to Stanford University
, UC Berkeley
and other collaborative academic institutions. Research at the lab is organized into four areas: Science and Technology, Computer Science, Storage Systems, and Service Research.
Science and technology
The Science and Technology center develops new technologies that are critical to IBM’s business and that enable a deeper understanding of the underlying science. One focus is on chemical materials and processes, such as advanced photo-resists for high-resolution lithography and dielectric materials. A second set of programs explores new materials and concepts for future technologies, such as nonvolatile memory cells based on magnetic-tunnel-junctions or... Read More