At the start of 2021, Google opened a new hardware engineering hub in Taiwan that houses Pixel, Nest, and Chromecast teams. Google is now eyeing a so-called “hardware center” in San Jose.
According to CNBC, Google is planning another San Jose campus in addition to the massive Downtown West project. This hardware center will consist of three “industrial” buildings, and the planning documents explicitly reference “Nest” and “Google Hardware.”
Warehouse-like in nature, 80% of one will be used for manufacturing, storage, and distribution. In addition to office space (meeting rooms, micro kitchens, etc.), there will be “equipment platforms, conveyor