Who We Are

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Samsung Research is the advanced research & development hub of Samsung’s Consumer Electronics (CE) Division and IT & Mobile Communications (IM) Division. Samsung Research leads the development of future technologies with 22 overseas R&D centers in 15 countries, 7 AI research centers in 5 countries.

With a pivotal role in maximizing synergy from technological convergence and securing state-of-the-art technologies, Samsung Research actively conducts research to identify new future growth areas for Samsung, creating new value to improve people’s lives.

Core research themes at Samsung Research include artificial intelligence, data intelligence, Internet of Things, Tizen, smart machine, security, and next generation media. In collaboration with worldwide universities, research institutes, and partner companies, Samsung Research aims to reach its goal to “Shape the Future with Innovation and Intelligence”.

* SET(End-products) Business : Product-driven business including consumer electronics, IT & mobile communications etc.

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Main Achievements


Over the years, Samsung Research has been the cradle of technologies. Among the technologies it pioneered are: 4G LTE, 5G, Tizen, HEVC(High Efficiency Video Coding), LED Display technology, etc.

At present, relevant business units in the SET(End-products) business are preparing for the commercialization of these technologies. Samsung Research continues to concentrate on the development of future-oriented advanced technology and contribute further in finding new growth engines and creating new markets.

4G LTE

4G LTE

4G LTE is the prevailing mobile technology having more than 3 billion subscribers around the world. The latest LTE smart phones can provide high-speed data up to 1.2 Gbps enabling quick download and smooth live streaming. Samsung released the world-first LTE device in 2009 and has been leading the continuous evolution of LTE technologies to LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro.

5G

5G

5G is the next-generation mobile technology aiming to expand the use cases of mobile systems beyond broadband data services. Thanks to its ultrahigh performance such as peak data rate higher than 20 Gbps, latency as low as 1 ms, and reliability better than 99.999%, 5G is expected to enable new services, e.g., VR contents delivery, vehicular communications, and industrial IoT. Samsung was the pioneer to explore mmWave bands for 5G and has been leading the development of 5G core technologies such as massive MIMO, beamforming, and LDPC channel coding.

Tizen

Tizen

TIZEN is an open and flexible software platform that supports smart devices, as well as low-end devices. Since the first version released in 2012, it has expanded its product line into TVs, smart watches and consumer electronics including refrigerators, robot vacuum cleaners, washing machines, etc.

LED Display Technology

LED Display Technology

LED Display Technology is a screen display technology that uses LEDs as the light source. With outstanding brightness and contrast, it enables object display without color distortion even in bright surroundings. ※ The technology is applied to Samsung Cinema screens.

HEVC(High Efficiency Video Coding)

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding)

HEVC is a high-efficiency video compression technology that offers more than twice the data compression efficiency compared to the previous H.264. It enables the realization of ultra-definition videos such as 4K and 8K.