Everyday, more than a quarter of all Samsung employees—40,000 people—engage in research and development to discover the next generation of powerhouse products that will take everyday life beyond the ordinary—beyond imagination.
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 organisation 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.
|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|
|Samsung Electronics Research Institute (SERI)||Mobile phones and digital TV software|
|Moscow Samsung Research centre (SRC)||Optics, software algorithms and other new technologies|
|Samsung Electronics India Software Operations (SISO)||System software for digital products, protocols for wired/wireless networks and handsets|
|Samsung Telecom Research Israel (STRI)||Hebrew software for mobile phones|
|Beijing Samsung Telecommunication (BST)||Mobile telecommunications standardisation and commercialisation for China|
|Samsung Semiconductor China R&D (SSCR)||Semiconductor packages and solutions|
|Samsung Electronics (China) R&D Centre (SCRC)||Software, digital TVs and MP3 players for China|
|Samsung Yokohama Research Institute||Core next-generation parts and components, digital technologies|
|Samsung Poland R&D Centre (SPRC)||STB SW Platform Dev., EU STB/DTV commercialisation|
|Samsung India Software Centre (SISC)||S/W Platform and Application Design, Graphic design|