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September 02, 2015 6:16 PM ET

Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals

Company Overview of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

Company Overview

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in consumer electronics, information technology and mobile communications, and device solutions businesses worldwide. It offers mobile phones, tablets, televisions, Blu-rays, DVD players, home theaters, air track, Bluetooth speakers, and mini components; cameras and camcorders; home appliances comprising refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, microwave ovens, ovens, and dishwashers; PC/peripherals/printers, including laptops, all-in-one PCs, tablet PCs, notebooks, chrome devices, monitors, optical disc drives, laser printers/multifunctions, and consumable/toners; memory and storage products, such as solid state...

129 Samsung-Ro

Maetan-3dong

Yeongtong-gu

Suwon,  443742

South Korea

Founded in 1938

96,456 Employees

Key Executives for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Head of Device Solutions, Chairman of Management Committee, Member of Outside Director Recommendation Committee and Member of Independent Director Recommendation Committee
Age: 63
Total Annual Compensation: $8.6B
Chief Executive Officer, President, Head of IT & Mobile Communications, Representative Director and Member of Management Committee
Age: 59
Total Annual Compensation: $5.5B
Chief Executive Officer, President, Head of Consumer Electronics, Representative Director and Member of Management Committee
Age: 62
Total Annual Compensation: $4.8B
President, Chief Financial Officer, Head of Corporate Management Office, Executive Director and Member of Management Committee
Age: 60
Total Annual Compensation: $3.4B
Head of Corporate Strategy
Age: 64
Total Annual Compensation: $3.9B
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Key Developments

Samsung Unveils New Smartwatch

Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch to challenge Apple's global domination in the fast-growing wearable device The round-faced Gear S2 is fitted with a 1.2-inch (30 millimetre) circular screen and allows for mobile payment and remote control over home appliances as well as common phone calls and text messaging features. The new smartwatch -- the latest model by Samsung since last November -- will be officially released later this month during the IFA trade fair in Berlin.

Samsung Introduces AutoCache v3.0 Software

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced at VMworld 2015 US, its first enterprise-class caching software solution the Samsung AutoCache v3.0. As part of Samsung's partnership with VMware, the caching software is scheduled to be one of the first caching solutions used with the new VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering, fully supporting write-back caching in virtualized environments. AutoCache v3.0 relieves I/O bottlenecks associated with disk drives used in data centers by transparently moving copies of frequently accessed data to Solid State Disks (SSDs), where it may be accessed quicker. AutoCache implements write-back caching, where data is first written to SSDs and then copied to disk drives. This enables the system to handle bursts of high-write requests at SSD speeds instead of disk speeds. The technology supports all types of SSDs including Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs. AutoCache v3.0 provides a highly efficient way for IT managers to double, or even triple, the effective number of Virtual Machines supported per server,” said Thomas Bolt, vice president of software development, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. By improving server caching capabilities the company is delivering superior storage performance for all enterprise SSDs, by simply moving the task of accessing stored data in virtual machines to the solid state drive itself. By removing the traditional I/O bottlenecks in virtual environments associated with multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) accessing the storage resources, Samsung's AutoCache v3.0 enables a disk I/O performance increase in each VM of up to 400 percent or more. AutoCache v3.0 can be used to accelerate a variety of workloads and databases including Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), real-time big data analytics, data warehousing, business intelligence applications, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), public and private cloud environments and general virtualized workloads. Providing vertical integration from storage device to host, AutoCache v3.0 streamlines the work of VMs servers, while reducing overall storage and caching costs in virtualized data centers. The technology is thoroughly transparent, enabling a smooth integration, without disrupting data center operations. Optimized for use with Samsung SSDs, AutoCache v3.0 features DRAM (Dynamic Random-Access Memory) caching, permitting caching to DRAM and solid state storage within the same server. In addition, a SSD clustering feature provides a caching device at each node, each of which will support a maximum of eight SSDs in a single server. The new Samsung software provides adaptive caching, whereby the AutoCache software analyzes I/O patterns to determine which I/Os will benefit from caching and automatically cache only those. It also features role-based administration, which permits IT managers to set individual access and permission policies to their IT staff.

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Grand Prime 4G Smartphone in India

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has unveiled Galaxy Grand Prime 4G smartphone in India. With the launch of this device, Samsung has extended its 4G portfolio to 14 models. Galaxy Grand Prime 4G continues to reiterate Samsung's strong presence in the mid- range smartphone portfolio. It brings in features like wide angle 5 MP front camera for high quality Selfies,' a 5" qHD screen and a host of rich, powerful, multi-tasking features and a modern and stylish design to meet the needs of the mobile Indian consumers. Designed with the customer and their lifestyle at the core, the Galaxy Grand Prime 4G is equipped with LTE capability, supporting both TDD and FDD bands, that helps users stay connected and enjoy uninterrupted streaming of their favourite content online. The Perfect Groupfie Smartphone, Modern & Stylish Design and Performance Redefined. The Galaxy Grand Prime, now equipped with LTE Cat 4 is the perfect companion for the social media tribe to stay connected with their friends and enjoy uninterrupted streaming of their favourite content online, without the need to pause and wait for buffering. Galaxy Grand Prime is equipped with superior mobile technologies including 5 MP Front Camera with 85 degree wide lens for creating the best Groupfie which allows users to capture more friends and background into photos. The 5 MP front camera give users ultra-clear resolution in images and its 8 MP main camera with LED flash enables capturing special moments with ease. Grand Prime's slim and sleek design looks great in hands. The metal like serrated edge gives it a sophisticated look which perfectly complements a customers' style. Only 8.6 mm slim, the Galaxy Grand Prime combines sophistication and powerful performance for fun on-the-go in to a sleek and modern package. Galaxy Grand Prime sports 5-inch qHD (960 x 540) vivid TFT display, which is an ideal choice for users seeking easier web browsing & streaming and smoother transitions from their device. It brings a powerful blend of superior viewing experience, multitasking features and premium design to the customers. Galaxy Grand Prime is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory expandable upto 64 GB through microSD card, delivering unmatched multi-tasking and seamless smartphone experience. The device has the latest Android Lollipop 5.1 and Samsung's proprietary Touch Wiz user interface for superior performance. Galaxy Grand Prime 4G has a robust and long-lasting 2,600 mAH battery enabling up to 14 hours of talk time. The new smartphone will be available at an attractive price point of INR 11,100 and is available in White, Grey and Gold colours.

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