The year’s end is just around the corner! With just a few days left of the year, we are sure most of you are still in celebratory mood, bidding farewell to a year well spent and welcoming a new year with bright hopes. Winter magic falls on Samsung Everland! And for our last post of the year, we
Samsung Engineering and consortium partners Al Toukhi and Shanghai Electric met today with Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) to officially sign the $3 billion USD contract for the Yanbu Power Plant Phase 3 project in Saudi Arabia. SWCC’s Governor H.E. Abdulrahman M. Al Ibrahim (left) and Samsung Engineering’s President and CEO Park Ki Seok (right) SWCC’s Governor H.E.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC announced last week that a $4 billion investment at its Austin, Texas, site is on schedule for production of state-of-the-art mobile application processors within the second half of 2013. The remodeled fabrication line will produce state-of-the-art mobile application processors on 300 millimeter wafers at the 28 nanometer process node. The new boost in production will occur
Just last week, we introduced to you the annual OLED Idea Contest hosted by our Samsung Display affiliate aimed at promoting creative product ideas inspired by OLED, or organic light emitting diode. Today, we bring to you another such promotional event and this time, from Milan –the city of fashion and art. Welcome to the Samsung Young Design Award!
We now have less than a month till the end of this year. With the holiday season just around the corner, have you made any special plans? What’s on your wish list? While we celebrate the year-end holidays in different ways varying by region and culture, there may still be one thing in common that matters to all of us
Samsung on November 5 announced the promotion of Jay Y. Lee to Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from President and Chief Operating Officer as part of executive leadership change to lead Samsung’s future growth. The promotion of Jay Y. Lee recognizes his outstanding achievements as a leader of innovation and as a change agent, which has led to Samsung
Only a few years ago, display screens that are rollable or transparent seemed like things available only in sci-fi stories. But before we know it, 3D TVs have already become a common item in our living rooms and we are all eagerly waiting for the next wow factors in digital technologies. And today, we’d like to introduce an event that
Samsung Medison, a leading global medical devices company, is taking part in the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) 2012, held in McCormick Place, Chicago from Nov. 25 through 30, in the biggest scale thus far. This is the first show in the U.S. highlighting a full line up of medical devices together with Samsung Electronics, which is a testament
Samsung Electronics Co. holds itself and its supplier companies to the highest standards. In response to China Labor Watch’s reports on our suppliers, we conducted an audit over a four-week period in September of 105 suppliers that manufacture Samsung products in China, covering more than 65,000 employees. The Samsung audit team, comprising 121 trained and certified employees, undertook this urgent
With some 40 percent of our total workforce stationed outside Korea, where we are headquartered, Samsung aspires to be a top-tier global company in all aspects including employee relations. Last year, we shared with you stories from beneficiaries of the so-called reverse deployment program, where our colleagues from business sites outside Korea get a chance to come work at their
Do you remember our story earlier this year on how we helped open libraries in Vietnam to provide students with more opportunities to read and dream about their future? It’s been months since we shared the news, and today we bring a special message from one of the students whose favorite place at her school is this very library. Please
These days, smartphones and tablets are everywhere. And by being everywhere around us, they have brought revolutionary changes in our daily lives at home, school and work – you name it. But how about the world of classical music? Can you make any connection between a traditional symphony orchestra and a modern high-tech mobile device? Now, here’s an example. Please
In a town called Eumseong in Korea is a special café with special baristas. The six baristas working at Café E-um are women from outside Korea who have come to live in the country after marrying Koreans. They are working at this café after receiving special training to become baristas in a program sponsored by Samsung. Café E-um – meaning
Our Samsung Electronics affiliate announced today that it signed a sponsorship agreement for the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014. The ceremony was held at Macau Dome in Macau, China and was attended by H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the president of Olympic Council of Asia, Mr. Kyung-Sang Kwon, secretary general of 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee and Mr. Sunny Hwang, vice
Samsung Electronics Co., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced yesterday the GALAXY S III has surpassed 30 million global sales in approximately five months since its debut in May. "The GALAXY S III continues to be a runaway favorite with customers around the world. Meeting this sales milestone in five months sets another record for Samsung,
Samsung Electronics last month hosted the Innovative Technology Exhibition where companies including its parts suppliers in and out of the country showcased their innovative technologies. A total 62 companies participated in this year’s exhibition, a remarkable increase from last year’s 39 firms. Many of Samsung Electronics’ executives, including Vice Chairman and CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon, attended the Oct. 18 exhibition held
Healthcare is one of the industries Samsung has set out its vision to excel in and we’ve had chances to introduce to you our affiliates such as Samsung BioLogics and Samsung Medison that are at the heart of this drive. Today, we’d like to introduce to you another affiliate of ours in the healthcare field, Samsung Medical Center.
Samsung Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries have formed a joint venture with AMEC to carry out the design engineering for fixed and floating offshore platforms, FPSOs (floating production storage and offloading) and subsea pipelines for Samsung’s future offshore oil and gas projects. The joint venture, which is subject to final regulatory approvals, has been named AMEC Samsung Oil and Gas
Samsung Engineering , the first and largest engineering company in Korea, announced it had been formally awarded the Yanbu refinery expansion project from Luberef (Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Company) on Oct. 20 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Luberef’s President and CEO Ali A. Al-Hazmi met with Samsung Engineering’s Executive Vice President of Marketing Kim Dong Woon to ink the $871 million
Remember our past story on Lefa and her friends at the Solar Powered Internet School in South Africa? In a short video clip, we shared with you how they expand their cultural and intellectual horizon by using computers and accessing the Internet in their remote village. Today, in our continuous efforts to bring Samsung’s technology resources to many more youth
Samsung Heavy Industries announced this week that it will build a wind farm off the coast of Jeju Island in Korea, in cooperation with Korea Southern Power Co. (KOSPO). The wind farm with a capacity to generate 84 megawatts of electricity will be Korea’s first offshore wind farm. To build the wind farm, Samsung Heavy Industries will set up 12
We are all very much aware how technology can make our lives more convenient and efficient. Take smart mobile devices for example. Searching the web for the nearest Italian restaurant on your way out for dinner with a friend or reading a book on your device while you are getting there – just how convenient is that? We thought there
The technology sector evolves so fast that it seems almost impossible for us to keep track of all the latest developments. Wouldn’t it be still nice if we could keep ourselves up-to-date with what’s hot in the tech industry so we don’t miss out on major trends? So today we’ve outlined what’s moving and shaking in the information and communication
Today, we’d like to make a special announcement and say thank you to all our Samsung customers and fans out there, as we share with you great news that the Samsung brand has become the world’s ninth best brand this year with its value growing by more than 40 percent from a year ago! As Interbrand announced its Best Global
Last year here on Samsung Village, we introduced to you Samsung Engineering’s social networking platform “Tunza Eco-generation” where children from all around the world can access information about the environment and share ideas to save Mother Earth. Samsung Engineering also runs a program dubbed “Eco-generation School” in Korea, where employee volunteers visit schools twice a month to teach the students
We can’t emphasize enough the importance of conserving the environment to ensure a sustainable livelihood for all of us. Environment protection also makes up a crucial pillar in running businesses and that’s why we, at Samsung, have taken numerous initiatives for green management. Samsung embracing the blue planet Earlier this month, we have taken our initiative further to introduce
We shared news with you here at Samsung Village how we have introduced the Solar Powered Internet School in South Africa to help students in remote villages learn about computers and access the Internet without having to worry about electricity supply. Less than a year since its launch, the project has already received wide acclaim for putting to use innovative
Education makes up an important sector for Samsung’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and we’ve had opportunities to introduce to you various CSR programs undertaken globally as part of that initiative here at Samsung Village. Today, we’d like to share with you another educational CSR program, which was launched by our Samsung Heavy Industries affiliate – this time in India.
A while ago we’ve shared a story about Green Tomorrow, a Samsung project to develop and test green technologies for the smart, convenient and environment-friendly lifestyle. From smart meters to control your home power use to interactive gadgets to assist with house chores, new technologies are set to transform our way of living in the not too distant future. Here
We’ve had a chance to introduce to you here at Samsung Village how project management makes up a key service provided by our Samsung Engineering affiliate. In fact, Samsung Engineering’s project management service has been globally recognized for its excellence, with its gas separation plant project in Thailand winning the Distinguished Project Award from Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2011.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in memory semiconductor technology, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for a major new memory fabrication line in Xi'an, China. Once completed, the new facility will make use of advanced 10-nanometer (nm)-class* technology in producing NAND flash memory chips, a critical component powering IT and mobile applications for high-speed and large-density data storage.
Since the launch of the Galaxy S in 2010, our Samsung Electronics affiliate has become a dominant player in the smartphone industry and we owe it all to the love and care you have shown us. As we attract more users, our ecosystem is also taking shape. Part of this drive to expand Samsung platforms and services is OCEAN, a
Our Samsung Electronics affiliate sold more than 10 million units of the newest Galaxy S III smartphone in just the first 50 days of the launch. Among many innovative and human-centric features that helped drive such spectacular popularity of the phone – “designed for humans” – is its organic design inspired by a pebble stone. The Galaxy S III’s
Checking out new gadgets is always exciting, especially when they bring features that are simply beyond our imagination. At this year’s IFA trade show, our Samsung Electronics affiliate, once again, showcased products and services that “push the boundaries of innovation.” Samsung at IFA Our complete line-up of products will be on display during the trade show in Berlin,
The following are audit results regarding a field audit Samsung Electronics made into working conditions at an HEG Electronics facility in Huizhou, China, which is a supplier to the company. These audits were conducted in August 2012 in response to a report by China Labor Watch. Samsung Electronics also outlined actions we will take as a result of the findings.
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