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June 02, 1999 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Unveils Super-Fast 16Mb SRAM

SEOUL, Korea - June 3, 2000 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is the first in the industry to unveil a super-fast 16Mb SRAM (Static RAM) for use in next-generation networking applications. Samsung Electronics has already delivered samples of its 16Mb synchronous SRAM, dubbed `NtRAM`, to several top-tier networking companies. NtRAM (No turnaround RAM) is ideally suited for network switching applications, where usable bandwidth is critical. Applications include switches connecting users to a server, and routers connecting users to the Internet. Samsung`s NtRAM product family now includes 4Mb, 8Mb and16Mb densities. The company has become the frontrunner in the market for leading edge memory components used in telecommunications products with Internet functions and with the explosion of the Internet, networking requirements are increasing tenfold every year

Samsung held a 20.5% share of the world SRAM market in 1998, the fourth year in a row that the company has been the market leader. With the introduction of the new 16Mb SRAM, Samsung`s leading position will continue to extend.

1998 World SRAM Market Share by Company
Rank Company Name Sales (millions of dollars) World Market Share

1. Samsung Electronics 749 20.5%
2. NEC 368 10.1%
3. IBM 365 10.0%
4. Toshiba 294 8.1%
5. Mitsubishi 273 7.5%
6. Motorola 265 7.3%
7. Hitachi 232 6.4%
8. Cypress 189 5.2%
9. Sony 131 3.6%
10. IDT 125 3.4%
Others 657 18.0%
TOTAL 3,648 100%
Source: Dataquest
Date: May 17, 1999

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., with 1998 sales revenue of 16.6 billion dollars (US), is a world leader in the electronics industry. The Korea-based firm has operations in more than 50 countries with 60,000 employees worldwide. The company consists of three main business units: Multimedia & Home Appliances, Semiconductors and Information & Telecommunications. For more information, please visit our website, http://samsungelectronics.com

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