samsung electronics co ltd (SSNLF) Key Developments
Samsung Electronics to Open Seoul R&D Centre in November
Nov 26 15
Samsung Electronics plans to inaugurate its first research and development centre in Seoul later November month of 2015. Dubbed 'Samsung Seoul R&D Campus', the facility will be able to accommodate around 7,000 workers. The first 5,000 employees will be relocated to the centre on 30 November, 2015.
Audi Signs Agreement with Samsung Electronics
Nov 23 15
Audi AG has signed a contract with Samsung Electronics. The agreement has been signed for Audi's Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP) to supply its cars with semiconductor memory. The collaboration will see Samsung's new memory products, including 20-nanometer LPDDR4 DRAM and 10-nanometer class eMMC 5.1, appear in Audi's future infotainment, dashboard and Advanced Driver Assistance systems.
UK High Court Rules Samsung and Huawei Infringe Unwired Planet LTE Patent
Nov 23 15
Unwired Planet Inc. announced the UK High Court issued its judgment that Samsung and Huawei infringe an LTE standards-essential patent (SEP) held by Unwired Planet. The judgment comes after a two-week trial held in October 2015. Mr. Justice Birss ruled that Unwired Planet’s patent EP (UK) 2 229 744 is valid and is infringed by wireless telecommunication networks which operate in accordance with the relevant LTE standard, and thus is essential to the LTE standard, known as 3GPP TS 36.322 release 8 version 8.8.0. As the prevailing party, Unwired Planet will be entitled to reimbursement of a substantial portion of its legal expenses incurred in litigating this part of the case. The amount of that reimbursement will be determined at a future hearing. As previously announced by Unwired Planet, this is the first of five UK patent infringement trials scheduled to continue into the summer of 2016. The next UK trial is scheduled to begin the week of November 30, 2015.
Netlist Inc. Enters into a Five Year Joint Development and License Agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Nov 19 15
Netlist Inc. announced that it has entered into a five year Joint Development and License Agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., to produce a new class of NVDIMM-P (NV-P) memory solutions based on Samsung's industry leading NAND Flash and DRAM, and Netlist's pioneering work on HyperVault®. The companies will work to create a standardized product interface to facilitate rapid market adoption and bring the compelling benefits of this new technology to a large group of customers in cloud computing, big data, and server and storage markets. Under the terms of the Agreement, which includes licensing of each company's respective patent portfolios, Netlist will receive $23 million, consisting of $8 million in cash from Samsung Electronics and $15 million in the form of investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. The Agreement calls for additional exchange of consideration as progress is made toward market introduction of the product. The companies plan to sample NV-P products with select customers in 2016.
Samsung Electronics Achieves TCO Certified Display 7.0 Recognition for Entire 2015 Business Monitor Lineup
Nov 17 15
Samsung Electronics announced its five newest business monitors - the SE200, SE450, SE650, UE850 and UD970 models - have earned New Generation TCO Certified status from TCO Development, an international third-party sustainability certification provider. Now in its seventh generation, the TCO Certified programme recognises products that meet a set of criteria for exceptional environmental design and socially responsible manufacturing. Available for eight different categories of consumer and business-facing technologies, TCO Certified ensures that manufacturing, use and recycling processes are carried out with consideration for environmental, social and economic responsibility. TCO Certified offers a structure and third party verification system for suppliers looking to meet growing buyer demand for more sustainable technologies. Through rigorous testing, TCO Development verified that Samsung's 2015 business monitor line-up meets all TCO Certified criteria. Each of Samsung's tested monitors is composed of 30% recycled materials, among the highest levels in the industry. Additionally, Samsung's newest business monitors include PVC-free cables, which do not emit environmental hormones or other hazardous substances. Individually, the SE450 and SE650 models include a built-in ECO Power Off function, which offers 0.00 W off-mode power consumption. As part of its sustainability certification, the TCO Certified programme also recognises technologies that promote more ergonomic and safe work conditions. Samsung's 2015 business monitors meet these criteria as well, supported by a universal user-friendly design. These features include a height-adjustable stand (HAS) and swivel, tilt and pivot functionalities, which enable users to adjust and rotate screen dimensions to their desired comfort. A separate VESA-supported wall mount further stabilises each display.