December 27, 2004 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics joins WiMAX Forum™ as Principal Member

Seoul, Korea – December 27, 2004: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced today it has become a principal member of the WiMAX Forum™. 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 Certified ™ 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 Forum™

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 Certified™ 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 .



About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in telecommunication, semiconductor, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2003 parent company sales of US$36.4 billion and net income of US$5.0 billion. Employing approximately 88,000 people in 89 offices in 46 countries, the company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations, Telecommunication Network Business, Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, and Semiconductor Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com .


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