May 19, 1998 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Wins Gold Medal at the 1998 IDEA Design Contest

The 3-dome digital comcorder has a 5-dome style lens, enabling 360。 shooting, with which the user can shoot the surroundings as well as himself at
the same time. The product can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people.

The winners were announced at the 19th IDEA International Design Contest on May 15 (local time). The contest is co-sponsored by the U.S IDSA and Business Week and is a world-class design exhibition.

This year, a total of 1,031 applicants submitted their design, the largest number of applicants since the beginning of IDEA. The designs were classified into 6 categories and 47 sub-categories ranging from automobile to computer and to furniture. 126 products from Korea, Austria, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan were selected as winners.

The IDEA, which takes pride in its unbiased judgement, chooses the winners based on originality, practicality, profit for the company, environmental-friendliness and artistic sense.

In Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., there are three main business units:
.Multimedia & Home Appliances
.Semiconductors
.Information & Telecommunications.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a US $13 billion (1997) flagship company of Korean-based the Samsung Group, is a world leader in electronics, with operations in more than 60 countries and 85,000 employees Worldwide.

CONTACT:
Jenny Chung
Corporate Communications
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Tel. (82-2-727-7692 / 7823)
Email: jhnee@samsung.co.kr


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