R&D at Samsung

Innovation is crucial to Samsung's business. As new technologies are being constantly introduced to the market, speed is essential for remain-ing competitive in today's digital era, and new markets have to be pioneered continuously.Through the interplay of creative, imaginative people; a global R&D network; an organisation that encourages collaboration and cooperation among business partners all along the supply chain; and a strong commitment to ongoing investment, Samsung has put R&D at the heart of everything we do.

One of Samsung's strongest assets is our team of talented researchers and engineers. More than a quarter of all Samsung employees— 42,000 people—work everyday in research and development, and we expect that number to surpass 50,000 by 2010. At—and among— our 42 research facilities around the world, they collaborate on strategic technologies for the future and original technologies designed to forge new market trends and set new standards for excellence.

Samsung's R&D organization has three layers. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Samsung's technology competitiveness in core business areas, identifies growth engines for the future, and oversees the securing and management of technology. The R&D centres of each business focus on technology that is expected to deliver the most promising long-term results. Division product development teams are responsible for commercialising products scheduled to hit the market within one or two years.

A critical way that Samsung responds to the highly uncertain business environment and the increasingly competitive marketplace is through our commitment to R&D. Each year we invest at least 9% of our sales revenue in R&D activities. Samsung is committed to leading technology standardisation and securing intellectual property rights.

Global R&D Network
Innovation is a global enterprise at Samsung. Our research and development network spans six Samsung centres in Korea and 18 more in nine other countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Israel, India, Japan and China, as well as other research centres and universities. Closely linked, these centres are tasked with hiring top-notch local talent, investigating the latest local technology trends, and bringing to life those technologies that offer the greatest benefits.

R&D Areas and Centre Name Centre Name R&D Areas

Samsung Information Systems America, Inc. (SISA) Strategic parts and components, core technologies Dallas Telecom Laboratory (DTL) Technologies and products for next-generation telecommunications systems

.R&D Areas and Centre Name Centre Name Samsung Electronics Research Institute (SERI) Moscow Samsung Research Centre (SRC) Samsung Electronics India Software Operations (SISO) Samsung Telecom Research Israel (STRI) Beijing Samsung Telecommunication (BST) Samsung Semiconductor China R&D (SSCR) R&D Areas Mobile phones and digital TV software Optics. digital technologies STB SW Platform Dev. Graphic design . EU STB/DTV commercialisation S/W Platform and Application Design. software algorithms and other new technologies System software for digital products. digital TVs and MP3 players for China Samsung Yokohama Research Institute Samsung Poland R&D Centre (SPRC) Samsung India Software Centre (SISC) Core next-generation parts and components. protocols for wired/wireless networks and handsets Hebrew software for mobile phones Mobile telecommunications standardisation and commercialisation for China Semiconductor packages and solutions Samsung Electronics (China)R&D Centre (SCRC) Software.

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