How was your 2013? Did you make some unforgettable memories that you can talk about with your family and friends years from now? We hope you will also remember some of our interesting stories from Samsung Village! Today, for our last post of the year, we would like to share with you the 10 most-read stories of 2013, whose topics varied
Every year, as the time nears to tear off the last page of the calendar, we ask ourselves how many of the resolutions set for the year we have achieved. Surely, we kept some. But, there are still others we didn’t and a few of them keep crawling back onto the list every year. So what does it take to
Most of us believed in Santa Claus until we realized one day that the presents under the Christmas tree were actually from our parents. While the white-bearded, portly, cheerful man in a red coat may not be coming to town this year, some of us still decided to share his spirit of joy and generosity during the holiday season: Samsung
At Consumer Electronics Show 2014, one of the most well-known consumer electronics exhibitions, Samsung Electronics is planning to unveil the world’s first, largest and most curved 105-inch Curved UHD TV. Earlier, Samsung showed off its advanced technology by unveiling the world’s first UHD TV at IFA 2013. Now, the company will prove its undisputed technology leadership in the global TV market by showcasing
Samsung Bioepis and Biogen Idec announced that through their joint venture, Biogen Idec has exercised its right to enter into an agreement to commercialize anti-TNF biosimilar product candidates in Europe, including biosimilars for widely used therapies to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. “Biogen Idec has been an innovative joint venture partner in Samsung Bioepis and now
Ships are among the heaviest and biggest products that are produced by Samsung, beside the buildings and plants that we also construct. For example, a Samsung-built container ship, which can carry 14,100 units of 20-foot-long containers, stretches as long as 350 meters. For regular vessels such as container ships, LNG (liquefied natural gas) carriers and tankers, it typically takes
It’s not an easy task to cook Korean food, even for Koreans. Having evolved through centuries of history, Korean cuisine uses a wide variety of ingredients and diverse cooking methods. It also needs much preparation time and effort. Putting aside the worries, our colleagues from overseas at Cheil Industries – our affiliate specialized in electronic materials – made a delicious
Consumers are at the heart of every important decision we make at Samsung as we strive to deliver world-leading products and services to our customers. And the first step in realizing this consumer-driven thinking starts with listening to our customers’ feedback and understanding their pain points. In hopes of reaching out to as many customers as possible, our affiliate Samsung
Samsung Heavy Industries announced this week that it has successfully launched the 488-meter-long hull of the Prelude, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) plant, in setting yet another world record: launching the world’s largest offshore facility. Extending to 488 meters in length, 74 meters in width and 110 meters in height, the Prelude facility – ordered by Royal
Samsung C&T has been named the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor for the Rabigh II Independent Power Project (R2IPP) in Saudi Arabia. A consortium consisting of Samsung C&T and ACWA Power was awarded the preferred bidder status for the R2IPP, tendered by Saudi Electricity Company in January. Since then, the project company “Al Mourjan for Electricity Production Company” has been established,
Samsung SDI, our affiliate specializing in energy storage systems, and ACME, a leader in energy management and innovative solutions for the alternate energy sector with presence in solar power generation, said they have signed an exclusive and strategic agreement to manufacture and market lithium ion batteries (LIBs) in the telecom, solar power, defence sectors and other allied industries in India and the
Today we would like to share with you the story of a man, who wrote a letter to his family for the first time in years since he became completely paralyzed from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – or better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It was seven years ago when the man became confined to bed due to the disease.
Since starting business in Korea in 1969, our Samsung Electronics affiliate has expanded into some 200 countries. Samsung attributes much of its success to its global network of employees, whose creativity and innovation are engines for growth. The diversity of perspective and expertise present at each of Samsung’s regional headquarters ensures independent strategic development and solutions that can be
Remember our post on the Solar Powered Internet School that we have deployed in South Africa to help students in their studies without having to worry about electricity shortage or Internet connectivity? Equipped with advanced, web-connected IT equipment, the 12-meter-long shipping containers are supplied with electricity generated from solar panels installed on the roof, enabling students to receive advanced educational
Giving in itself is such a rewarding act and we, at Samsung, are grateful of the fact that we can make a meaningful contribution to advancing the lives of those around us. And our efforts to help others got a special recognition this week, with Samsung China ranking first among the top 100 foreign enterprises for corporate social responsibility performances
Samsung is deeply saddened by the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan and would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the people of the Philippines. (Photos from Philippine Red Cross) In our hope of contributing to recovery and rebuilding efforts, we are pledging $1 million in cash aid via direct donations to the Red Cross and World Vision.
There are many ways to protect our environment – from small daily acts like recycling soda cans to generating renewable energy from the wind or the sun. You can even come up with entirely new materials that are eco-friendly, and here are a few examples of the latest such materials. It Just Takes Waste Paper and Water A new
We, at Samsung, believe childhood education is crucial in setting the course of one’s life, and that’s why we continuously strive to put our innovative technology to use to enhance the learning environment for our future leaders. As part of these efforts to help teenagers shape their future, our Samsung Electronics affiliate launched “Smart Classrooms” for high school students in
Here at Samsung Village, we’ve posted many stories about how our colleagues take part in community activities and charities works across the globe. From engineers at Samsung Electronics to doctors at Samsung Medical Center, volunteers from different companies and professions took time to make small contributions to communities they never visited before, and shared the touching stories with us.
Samsung Electronics released five new and improved software development kits (SDKs) for creating consumer and enterprise apps on its smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs today at the Samsung Developers Conference, our inaugural global developer event taking place on October 28-29 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. What's next? You decide! The new SDKs, available in beta today,
As the leaves of the trees are turning into beautiful colors and people are starting to feel the chill in the air, one of the biggest festivals in winter is only about 100 days away from us. Sochi, a beautiful resort city located in Russia, is getting ready for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games to offer a memorable experience of
Samsung BioLogics and F. Hoffmann-La Roche today announced that they have entered into a long term strategic manufacturing agreement under which Samsung will manufacture Roche’s proprietary commercial biologic medicines at its two manufacturing facilities in Incheon, South Korea, of which one is currently under construction. Terms of the agreement will not be disclosed, including financial terms and products to be
Water is truly precious in the unprivileged area in Eastern Africa. In the city of Matola, located near the capital of Mozambique, the shortage of drinking water is not just a hardship to go through every day, but also a part of bigger problems that affect the future of children there. During daytime, while the parents are busy at their
Samsung Medical Center, our hospital affiliate, has recently announced that it had signed a 10-year agreement with King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for cooperation on research to explore innovative new treatments, as well as the transfer of Samsung’s world-leading medical technologies to KFMC. The agreement is part of the Twinning Project – being
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced GALAXY ROUND, the world’s first curved display smartphone. Samsung has been a mobile display innovator by introducing color TFT-LCD, AMOLED, and Super AMOLED flexible display for its mobile product. With this pioneering curved display technology, GALAXY ROUND blends the latest smartphone screen innovations with unique design features. The sleek and thin Samsung GALAXY ROUND
Samsung Medison, a leading global maker of medical devices, announced that it is showcasing two new ultrasound systems at the 23rd International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) World Congress, taking place this week in Sydney, Australia. One of the systems unveiled at the show, the UGEO WS80A, is a premium ultrasound device for OB/GYN that combines Samsung’s
On September 30, 2013, our Samsung C&T affiliate announced a strategic partnership with the Vietnamese government to cooperate over Vietnam’s core infrastructure projects, ranging from the construction of power plants and airports and urban development to building the public sector telecommunication infrastructure. The memorandum of understanding, signed between the Vietnamese government and a delegation of Samsung executives led
A company’s brand is not just a logo or symbol. It represents the company’s performance, vision, culture, innovations, and what it does for consumers and the society – and how it is evaluated. That is why that we’re delighted to share with our Samsung Village readers the news that Samsung has become the world’s eighth best brand this year, according
On September 26, 2013, Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, the leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced completion of the first stage of MTS LTE network in Russia’s Pskov region and the beginning of the testing of 4G network services. By the end of 2013, 4G mobile Internet with data transfer rates up to 75
Samsung Electronics announced its new advanced pixel technology for CMOS image sensors, ISOCELL. This new technology substantially increases light sensitivity and effectively controls the absorption of electrons, resulting in higher color fidelity even in poor lighting conditions. ISOCELL improves the image quality and enhances the user experience of premium smartphones and tablets that integrate sensors with this exciting new technology.
Cheil Industries announced on Sept. 23 that it has decided to transfer its fashion business to affiliate Samsung Everland to focus on electronics materials and chemicals. Cheil Industries’ board approved the plan to transfer its fashion business – including related assets and personnel – to Samsung Everland for 1.05 trillion won by Dec. 1, 2013, pending shareholder approval.
Chuseok is a major harvest festival in Korea, celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. And this year, the holiday is set for this week. Around the globe, people celebrate the harvest season in unique ways. In the US, you share turkeys and pumpkin pies on Thanksgiving Day. In China, you share round shaped
Curtains have just closed on IFA 2013, the largest consumer electronics tradeshow in Europe, but the excitement continues as consumers eagerly wait to meet the new, innovative products revealed in Berlin soon in the market. Samsung, of course, was at the center of attention at this year’s IFA, with its groundbreaking products including the GALAXY Gear and the GALAXY Note
Summer is almost over, and a lot of our Samsung Village readers are probably returning from their vacations, all revitalized and refreshed. Many of us, at Samsung, also enjoyed meaningful summer vacations with our families and loved ones. Some of us actually got to spend their vacations in a little more special way than others. Instead of going on personal
Samsung Life Insurance announced on Sept. 4 a strategic alliance agreement with New York Life Investments, a deal that will reinforce the two companies' collaborative efforts in the asset management sector. As the first initiative under the partership, Samsung Life and New York Life Investments will launch "Samsung-U.S. Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund," a US$500 million joint private equity fund. The two
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