Leading online search engine, Google is slated to open a new research and engineering office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania next year. The new office will create software search tools for Google and will be headed by a Carnegie Mellon University professor. Google also recently joined several other companies in backing a $7.5 million Internet research laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. Google currently has US facilities in Phoenix, New York, Santa Monica, CA and the main headquarters in Mountain View, CA.