December 27, 2004 in Social Responsibility News

Samsung Electronics joins WiMAX ForumTM as Principal Member

Seoul, Korea - December 27, 2004: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced today
it has become a principal member of the WiMAX ForumTM. This confirms Samsung's commitment to WiMAX that promotes and certifies the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE 802.16 standards.

By joining the WiMAX Forum, Samsung Electronics has the opportunity to promote
and contribute to the WiMAX Forum in expanding its scope into the mobile broadband wireless
by bringing its expertise and capabilities in mobility and advanced wireless broadband technology to WiMAX.

Samsung Electronics has significantly contributed to the IEEE 802.16 standards and the Korean WiBro (Wireless Broadband) initiative.

Samsung has been developing IEEE 802.16e based products for the commercialization
in Korea by the first half of 2006 and for the delivery of WiMAX Forum CertifiedTM products
to the global market.

“Samsung has been successfully delivered and supported the mobile products and solutions to our customers. As Samsung has strong commitment and capabilities in new wireless technologies enhancing seamless mobility for the mobile broadband wireless services, we will be
successful in Korea as well as in the global market,"said Mr. Joonho Park, Vice President, Telecommunication Systems Division, Samsung Electronics.

“We are delighted Samsung has joined the WiMAX Forum,” said WiMAX Forum President
Ron Resnick. "Samsung has been contributing to the IEEE 802.16 standardization activities
and the wireless communications. Their strong commitment and capabilities should
significantly help expand our scope with mobility for making broadband wireless available
anytime, anywhere, around the globe.”


About WiMAX ForumTM
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to promote and certify
the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16
and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The forum's goal is to accelerate the introduction
of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum CertifiedTM products will be fully
interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed and Portable Applications.
For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its activities, please visit www.WiMAXForum.org.


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