The end of the year is almost here. How was your 2014? As our way of saying thanks to all of our readers in 2014, your Samsung Village team would like to quickly recap your favorite stories on our blog this year with a countdown of the top 10 most-read posts. Looking back, it’s been another exciting year for Samsung
Small scale clinical trial shows 60% improvement in ability to maintain eye contact with people Samsung Electronics today introduced its latest initiative to help improve the lives of those with autism. The Look At Me app aims to help develop communication skills in children with autism, with a view to deepening relationships with those around them. It is
Samsung pioneers the next generation of ultra-fast, high density mobile memory technology, opening the door to the era of 4GB mobile DRAM for a new level of mobile responsiveness Samsung Electronics announced today that it has started mass producing the industry’s first 8 gigabit (Gb) low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company’s leading-edge 20-nanometer (nm)
One of many factors that inspire innovation at Samsung is our customers. We always think of what our customers need and desire in bringing new innovations to the market. This kind of user-driven thinking also inspires the way we help out those in need. Going beyond traditional corporate philanthropy, we at Samsung try to think of creative ways that best
CRUSHING IT: The world’s first ice-breaking tanker, built by Samsung Heavy Industries in 2007, is capable of cutting through Arctic ice up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) thick On Samsung Village we have profiled many of the talented individuals that have contributed toward making Samsung a leader in multiple industries around the world. Today we continue our series of
When you purchase new electronics goods, you must have noticed they usually come in heavy packaging. Well, what do you usually do with the packaging waste? Could you think of any creative way of “recycling” them rather than throwing them away into a recycle bin? Today, we’d like to take you to a special exhibition where used packaging materials –
Samsung Engineering received top honors at the 16th annual Platts Global Energy Awards, the industry’s most prestigious and recognized awards program. Competing against global top companies, Samsung Engineering, the first and largest engineering company in Korea, left the event with the 2014 Premier Project Award in the Engineering category for its SONATRACH SKIKDA Rehabilitation & Adaptation Project in Algeria.
The University of Oxford has unveiled its technology donor as Samsung Electronics UK. The university’s central research library is currently undergoing extensive renovation and the use of Samsung’s digital technology will bring its extensive archives including rare books and major government documents to “digital life” for members of the public. As one of the world’s leading technology companies, Samsung will
A couple of months ago, Helvio Kanamaru, our colleague from São Paulo, Brazil, introduced to us the Smart School program in his region. The Smart School program is an initiative Samsung has launched globally as part of its corporate social responsibility activities to provide local schools with IT solutions to make classrooms smarter and more open. Recently, Helvio and his
Samsung employees and former WorldSkills champions provide comprehensive technical training to WorldSkills Competition 2015 participants from across the world Samsung Electronics recently concluded its inaugural WorldSkills Training Program (WSTP), providing technical training to 21 participants from six countries: Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa and Russia. WSTP, which lasted two weeks, was intended to assist in the development and training of
We at Samsung believe in sharing the benefits of our technology with as many people as possible. And as one of the initiatives toward that goal we put great efforts to increasing the accessibility to our products by people with physical conditions requiring special needs. Today, we’d like to bring your attention to a particular display technology, especially developed for
Hello Samsung Villagers! This is Keich, your storyteller, and today, I am going to tell you about my trip to the Samsung Innovation Museum on a recent Saturday with my kids and their friend. Before visiting, we recommend you check out the Samsung Innovation Museum Website to see which part of the museum would be of interest to you. Also, don’t
As visitors to the Heartist House – a store operated by Cheil Industries’ Fashion Division as part of its philanthropic activities – you may wonder how you can help people in need only by shopping. Well, the entire proceeds from selling clothes and fashion items at the six-story building are spent on
New glasses-free eye mouse significantly enhances ease-of-use for people with disabilities, EYECAN+ technology and design soon to be made open source Samsung Electronics, our affiliate, today introduced EYECAN+, the company’s second-generation eye mouse that allows people with disabilities to compose and edit documents as well as browse the web through simple eye movement. EYECAN+ is the first of its kind,
About a year ago, we shared with you the good news that Samsung China ranked No.1 among foreign companies for corporate social responsibility initiatives in China. And we are grateful to share with you that we were recognized as the first among the top 100 foreign enterprises for CSR performances in China again this year, for the second consecutive year!
On November 19, Samsung Electronics Germany and SES Astra have broadcasted the American rock band Linkin Park’s live concert in Berlin in Ultra HD. As the world’s first live-broadcasting of a concert in UHD via satellite, it was a unique opportunity for many music lovers all around the globe to enjoy the live concert at home, especially in brilliant UHD quality.
Samsung C&T Corporation, our affiliate, has been awarded a contract by PETRONAS Gas Berhad to build a re-gasification terminal in Johor, Malaysia, with its partner Science-Tech Solutions (STS) Sdn. Bhd. PETRONAS Gas Berhad is a subsidiary of national oil company. Samsung C&T Corporation will execute the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) work of the re-gasification terminal which
“Environmental, economic and social indicators tell us that our current model of progress is unsustainable. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Education for sustainable development is critical to addressing the problems of our environment. Many community leaders, nonprofit groups
Samsung C&T – our affiliate well-known for its expertise in constructing high-rise buildings around the world – was assigned a contract to construct Star Development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by Alpine Return Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between United Malayan Land Bhd and Symphony Life Bhd. The Star Development project will comprise Star Residences – luxurious residential homes, and Star
Around this time of the year – when the weather gets colder and the holiday season approaches – we come to think more about our family and friends back home. Yes, there’s no place like home, as the old saying goes. As 2014 draws to a close, we today prepared a visual story about ‘home,’ but slightly different from what
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced the launch of a stunning, gold lacquer-painted 78” Curved UHD TV. The beautiful piece combines innovative technology with intricate design, and will be on public display Christie’s Hong Kong autumn auction week. “The Samsung Curved UHD TV is an artistic creation, but this collaboration with Sung Yong Hong elevates it to a
If you are an avid Samsung Village reader, you may remember Sonja, one of our colleagues from Samsung Electronics, who shared the story, “Follow My Day in Samsung Digital City!” Nearly four years have passed since then and there have been some updates at our headquarters in Suwon, Korea. So today, we’d like to take you on another tour at
Samsung C&T hosted an event on Nov. 11th to show its appreciation to the partners in the GCC region. 230 personnel from 110 different firms from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar gathered at H Hotel in Dubai for the ‘2014 Samsung C&T Partners’ Day’ event. The ‘Partners’ Day’ event is organized to show appreciation to
Samsung Electronics and SAP SE announced initial plans to deliver enterprise mobility solutions for a number of industries; once implemented, the plans are expected to help create an enterprise mobility ecosystem based on Samsung mobile devices. The new ecosystem will be designed to build on the popularity and reach of Samsung’s mobile innovations and the SAP Mobile Platform. The
How do you shop and help out people in need at the same time? Karen and I (Sherry), your Samsung Village storytellers, recently visited a place where you actually can do both at the same time: the Heartist House. It’s a fashion flagship store run by our affiliate Cheil Industries’ Fashion Division as a
Hello readers! This is Karen, one of your Samsung Village storytellers. My latest interest is taking up a new hobby I can enjoy after work – on a regular basis. But we all know how hard it is to take time out of busy schedule. So today, I’d like to introduce to you some of my colleagues
From October 27 to 29, our Samsung Engineering affiliate has hosted a special CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) week in Bolivia . The entire events included the opening ceremony for ‘Hope Library & Hope Scholarship,’ launching of the Eco-generation School, and donation of engineering equipments to the schools in Bulobulo city. With historic partnership in Bolivia with Yacimientos Petroliferos
Goliath cranes are essential to building ships using mega blocks, a method introduced for the first time in the industry by our shipbuilding affiliate Samsung Heavy Industries. To build a ship, you have to assemble many disparate parts, which are called blocks. Instead of using the conventional system of assembling smaller blocks, we made huge blocks, which are 5 to
We live in a digital world, where many innovations and advances in technology rapidly transform the world around us. So, what are the most up-to-date trends of the digital age and how do they affect brand marketing? Today, we are introducing to you Chief Digital Officer Peter Kim from Cheil Worldwide to share his insightful thoughts on these very questions.
On October 21, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, announced the preliminary results of a groundbreaking trial into the use of tablet-based ultrasound in emergency services vehicles. A total of six emergency services vehicles at Bedford, Hurst and DFW Airport Fire Departments in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area have been equipped with Samsung’s PT60A ultrasound as
Storyteller: Martina Friedl Hello, I am Martina Friedl, responsible for Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics Austria – in the heart of Europe. What it would be like to be on the run, leaving everything behind you, is something hard to imagine for many Austrians including myself; however, this is a sad reality for an estimated 50 million
The bicycle, introduced in the 19th century, is one of the most popular means of transportation in many regions across the globe since it’s easy to ride every day and is eco-friendly at the same time. And Samsung has introduced a new bicycle that is smarter and safer to ride. The “Smart Bike” was designed by a renowned
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced a long-term partnership with leading electronics provider Samsung. The three year agreement will see Samsung become a key technology supplier as the Consumer Electronics & Smartphone Partner and Official Home Technology Partner to the RFU and England Rugby Team. As the UK’s leading manufacturer of large format displays, Samsung will install over
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller We all have hard times in life, and our life changes depending on how we overcome those challenges. A Korean TV program recently introduced the
Today, we have another good news to share with our Samsung Villagers! Samsung Electronics, our affiliate, announced two industry first milestones in the development of 5G telecommunications networking technology. We clocked 7.5Gbps, or 940MB per second, the fastest-ever 5G data transmission rate while in a stationary environment! Samsung was also the industry’s first to achieve uninterrupted and stable connection at
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