Research and Development

R&D is at the heart of everything Samsung does. Ongoing investment in our collaborative global research network plays a critical role in our ability to innovate products today that will enrich people’s lives tomorrow.


Samsung’s team of researchers and engineers include over 50,000 employees across 42 global research facilities—each one collaborating on strategic technologies to forge new market trends and set new standards of excellence.


Samsung’s R&D organization consists of three layers: 

The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT)

SAIT identifies growth engines for the future and oversees the securing and management of technology.

R&D Centers

Our global R&D centers for each business area focus on technology that is expected to deliver the most promising long-term results.

Division Product Development Teams

The division teams in each center are responsible for commercializing products scheduled to hit the market within one or two years.


R&D is our key to responding to uncertain business environments and an increasingly competitive market place. Each year we invest at least 9% of our sales revenue into R&D activities with a commitment to leading technology standardization and securing intellectual property rights.

Global R&D Network

Our R&D network spans six Samsung centers in Korea, and 18 more across the U.S., U.K., Russia, Israel, India, Japan and China—not to mention our organizations in Universities across the globe. Our network investigates the latest technology trends and realizes technologies that offer the greatest benefits.

R&D Areas and Center Name
Center 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 Center (SRC) Optics, software algorithms and other new technologies
Samsung R&D Institute India - Bangalore (SRIB) 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 standardization and commercialization for China
Samsung Semiconductor China R&D (SSCR) Semiconductor packages and solutions
Samsung Electronics (China)R&D Center (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 Center (SPRC) STB SW Platform Dev., EU STB/DTV commercialization
Samsung R&D Institute India - Delhi (SRID) S/W Platform and Application Design, Graphic design