Samsung's Device Solutions Business leads the world's memory and LCD markets in product and technology development. It consists of four major divisions: the Memory and System Large Scale Integration (LSI) Divisions, comprising Samsung's semiconductor operations, and LCD and Storage Systems Divisions. In a fast-paced electronic components industry, marked by intense competition and market volatility, clearly differentiated products from each of these divisions have helped spur continued growth.
Samsung's Memory Division designs and manufactures integrated circuits for storing digital information. It is the market leader in dynamic random access memory (DRAM), static random access memory (SRAM), NAND flash memory and Solid State Drives (SSDs). In addition, the Division has been setting an aggressive pace for developing new memory devices and multichip packages, as well as pioneering fusion memories and commercializing nanotechnology.
The System LSI Division designs and manufactures logic and analog integrated circuit devices. It is comprised of 3 major areas of business concentration - mobile solutions, home & media solutions, and ASIC & foundry services. The Division focuses its efforts in five strategic products areas - display driver IC (DDI), CMOS image sensor (CIS), mobile application processor (AP), smart card IC and media player SoC. System LSI holds the number one market share in DDI, Navigational AP and MP3 SoC.
Samsung's LCD Division produces panels for TVs, digital information displays (DIDs), notebook PCs and desktop monitors. It is the market leader in developing next-generation, premium products such as ultra-slim, edge-lit LED-backlit LCD panels, and is at the forefront of creating new markets with advancements in LED-backlit panel design and 240 Hz LCD technology. The Division also is leading the LCD industry in its transition to the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, as well as in the introduction of high-value-added products such as 20-inch and larger slim-panel monitors and super-bright DID panels.
The Storage Systems Division is a leading producer of high-capacity, high-performance hard disk drives for notebook and desktop PCs, as well as digital camcorders, MP4 players and a wide range of other consumer electronics and mobile devices. Just recently, it introduced a new line-up of ultra-compact, high-capacity external hard drives. It has made significant advances in hard disk drive technologies leading to lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient drives.