Research and Development
R&D is at the heart of everything Samsung does. Ongoing investment in our collaborative global research network plays a critical role in our ability to innovate products today that will enrich people’s lives tomorrow.
Samsung’s team of researchers and engineers include over 50,000 employees across 42 global research facilities—each one collaborating on strategic technologies to forge new market trends and set new standards of excellence.
Samsung’s R&D organization consists of three layers:
The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT)
SAIT identifies growth engines for the future and oversees the securing and management of technology.
Our global R&D centers for each business area focus on technology that is expected to deliver the most promising long-term results.
Division Product Development Teams
The division teams in each center are responsible for commercializing products scheduled to hit the market within one or two years.
R&D is our key to responding to uncertain business environments and an increasingly competitive market place. Each year we invest at least 9% of our sales revenue into R&D activities with a commitment to leading technology standardization and securing intellectual property rights.
Global R&D Network
Our R&D network spans six Samsung centers in Korea, and 18 more across the U.S., U.K., Russia, Israel, India, Japan and China—not to mention our organizations in Universities across the globe. Our network investigates the latest technology trends and realizes technologies that offer the greatest benefits.
|Center Name||R&D Areas|
|Samsung Information Systems America, Inc. (SISA)||Strategic parts and components, core technologies|
|Dallas Telecom Laboratory (DTL)||Technologies and products for next-generation telecommunications systems|
|Samsung Electronics Research Institute (SERI)||Mobile phones and digital TV software|
|Moscow Samsung Research Center (SRC)||Optics, software algorithms and other new technologies|
|Samsung Electronics India Software Operations (SISO)||System software for digital products, protocols for wired/wireless networks and handsets|
|Samsung Telecom Research Israel (STRI)||Hebrew software for mobile phones|
|Beijing Samsung Telecommunication (BST)||Mobile telecommunications standardization and commercialization for China|
|Samsung Semiconductor China R&D (SSCR)||Semiconductor packages and solutions|
|Samsung Electronics (China)R&D Center (SCRC)||Software, digital TVs and MP3 players for China|
|Samsung Yokohama Research Institute||Core next-generation parts and components, digital technologies|
|Samsung Poland R&D Center (SPRC)||STB SW Platform Dev., EU STB/DTV commercialization|
|Samsung India Software Center (SISC)||S/W Platform and Application Design, Graphic design|