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Samsung Electronics America, Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, and Verizon Wednesday announced a successful 5G New Radio (NR) data connection using 400MHz of bandwidth in the 28GHz spectrum, resulting in maximum throughput of more than 1.7 Gbps.The data connection demonstrated the delivery of multi-gigabit 5G speeds to a smartphone form-factor mobile test device, with a focus on how users can experience a virtually seamless, uninterrupted data transmission using 3GPP 5G NR specification and dual connectivity (known as EN-DC). The test used Samsung’s commercial 5G NR and 4G LTE equipment to deliver the 5G NR data transmission using Verizon’s 28 GHz spectrum. This spotlights a rapid, stable and effective path to commercial 5G service using a Non-Standalone mode of operation with dual-connectivity that takes advantage of both 5G and LTE technology.The data throughput of more than 1.7 Gbps was delivered to a Qualcomm Technologies’ smartphone form factor test device with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements. This represents a smartphone form factor device that consumers will use on high-capacity, multi-gigabit 5G networks using mmWave spectrum. Testing occurred in Qualcomm Technologies’ San Diego, CA -based labs.This 5G NR demonstration follows a recent announcement from Verizon of the company’s successful first data transmission on a 5G-upgradeable smartphone using a commercial 5G network in Providence, RI. That transmission used Samsung’s 5G NR solutions and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, along with the groundbreaking Qualcomm® QTM052 mmWave antenna modules.“Successful interoperation of multiple network technologies takes us another step closer to the commercialization of 5G mobility services,” said Woojune Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of North American Business at Samsung Electronics’ Networks Business. “We are proud to join with Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies to spotlight the next steps driving network evolution. The use of substantial mmWave spectrum and EN-DC demonstrates how a seamless 5G/LTE approach succeeds in delivering high-speed, high-capacity mobility on next-generation networks.”“Verizon is leading the industry again with the first 5G NR standards connection leveraging multiple component carrier technology and our ultra wide band frequencies to achieve top 5G speeds,” said Ed Chan, senior vice president and chief technology architect for Verizon. “This is a demonstration of real 5G speed achieved through commercial grade Samsung network equipment and a Qualcomm chipset. Our strong partnership with Samsung and Qualcomm is truly accelerating the 5G ecosystem to deliver the 5G promise to our customer.”[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2018-12-06 10:40

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, Tuesday expected that foundries will play an increasingly important role as total solution providers, pushing the limits for broader engagement in the 4th industrial revolution era.During a keynote speech at the 2018 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Dr. ES Jung, president and head of Foundry Business at Samsung Electronics, shared his vision that the next industrial revolution can only happen by the continuous evolution of semiconductor technology.In his presentation “Fourth Industrial Revolution and Foundry: Challenges and Opportunities”, Dr. Jung explained that the evolution of advanced foundry technologies will be crucial to enable the design and manufacture of innovative semiconductor products that will take our everyday life into new and previously unthought-of directions.New and exciting applications such as AI, cloud computing, autonomous vehicles, and smart home require high-level technologies including sophisticated design and system level optimization.Dr. Jung discussed the increased complexities of semiconductor technology that has altered the role of the semiconductor foundry from a conventional wafer manufacturing business to a total solution provider. Today, foundries are providing value-added services, especially in the areas of design service and infrastructure, product engineering, and packaging/testing.Semiconductors have evolved to be faster in speed, higher in density, and lower in power consumption, allowing a wide range of new and innovative applications. In addition, to analyze exponentially growing, unprecedented amounts of data, new memory architectures and completely new schemes of computation, such as neuromorphic computing, have to be developed.“None of these technological advancements would have been possible without collaboration across the entire semiconductor industry” emphasized Dr. Jung. “This collaboration is paramount between material, equipment, electronic devices, government, universities, research centers, and consortiums, to ensure the success in the upcoming 4th industrial revolution.”Dr. Jung also introduced some of recent research and development in future silicon technology, including MRAM, a non-volatile memory solution embedded in conventional logic process, and 3nm Gate-All-Around (GAA) technology.MRAM is one of the examples of new semiconductor devices that consume much less power. As memory density becomes higher, MRAM’s power efficiency becomes more prominent, consuming only 0.5% of power compared to SRAM at 1,024Mb. MRAM also has smaller cell area, which allows design flexibility.Samsung’s unique GAA technology called Multi-Bridge-Channel FET(MBCFET) uses vertically stacked multiple nanosheet channels. With variable width of nanosheet, this technology provides not only optimal performance and power characteristics, but also high design flexibility. Furthermore, MBCFET is fabricated using 90% or more of FinFET process with only a few revised masks, allowing easy migration.Also with one of its newly published papers at 2018 IEDM, Samsung Electronics shared the development progress of 3nm, a successful demonstration of fully functioning high-density SRAM circuit. The development of Samsung’s first process node applying MBCFET technology is on schedule.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung]

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2018-12-06 10:40

Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC Marketing Commission Chair, Thomas Bach, IOC President, Jay Y. Lee, Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics, and Dong Jin Koh, President and CEO of IT&Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, pose for a photo after a signing ceremony to extend their global partnership through to the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 (from right). The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Samsung Electronics (Samsung) Tuesday announced an extension to their global Olympic partnership through to 2028.The announcement was made in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at a signing ceremony with IOC President Thomas Bach and Jay Y. Lee, Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics; IOC Marketing Commission Chair Tsunekazu Takeda; Dong Jin Koh, President and CEO of the IT&Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics; and Younghee Lee, CMO and Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics.Samsung will continue as the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the wireless communications equipment and computing equipment category, including the ability to promote the Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 5G features of that equipment. As part of the agreement, the IOC and Samsung will further develop their strategic digital collaboration to engage young generations around the world in order to promote the power of sport and the values of Olympism.IOC President Thomas Bach said: “I am delighted that we will be building on two decades of partnership with Samsung for another 10 years. Over this time, we have built a partnership combining Olympic excellence and Samsung’s industry-leading wireless communications technology. Together, we are able to connect with and inspire Olympic athletes and fans around the world, and we look forward to working with Samsung to build the digital future of the Olympic Games.”Dong Jin Koh, President and CEO of the IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, said: “As a Worldwide Olympic Partner for the last 22 years, Samsung has been inspired by the spirit of hope, friendship and unity. Through our innovative wireless and computing equipment which are able to support AI, VR, AR and 5G technology, we hope to spread the excitement of the Games so that fans and athletes around the world can stay connected and share in the journey to achieve greatness at the highest level of sportsmanship.”IOC Marketing Commission Chair Tsunekazu Takeda said: “Samsung is a global success story and a brand recognized around the world. Samsung understands and promotes the Olympic values through technology and marketing campaigns that help break down barriers and engage new audiences. From a commercial perspective, our extension with Samsung to 2028 builds on the long-term agreements reached recently with existing and new Partners, and demonstrates the long-term strength and appeal of our marketing programs.”Samsung will continue its support beyond the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and will support every edition of the Olympic Games through to Los Angeles 2028, as well as all the Youth Olympic Games through to 2028. Samsung will also continue to support the IOC, the National Olympic Committees and their teams. Samsung’s first Games as a Worldwide TOP Partner were the Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998. Samsung will also continue as a Worldwide Partner of the International Paralympic Committee, extending a relationship that began in 2006.In collaboration with the IOC and the Organizing Committees, Samsung plans to continue its Athlete Phone Program. This program provides Limited Olympic Edition Galaxy phones to all participating Olympic and Paralympic athletes to enhance the athletes’ Games-time experience, help them stay in touch with their family and friends, and capture and share their journeys.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2018-12-06 10:40

 Incoming LG Vehicle Component Solutions Company President Kim Jin-Yong. (LG Electronics)  LG Electronics (LG) today announced the key changes to its organization in an effort to enhance its strengths and more vigorously address the challenges ahead. In addition to leadership changes, LG is also focusing on structural changes that will positively affect the day-to-day duties of the CEO and other key executives.Brian Kwon, currently president of LG’s Home Entertainment Company, will also assume leadership of the Mobile Communications (MC) Company. Mr. Kwon played a critical role in transforming LG’s TV, audio and PC business into category leaders and his knowledge and experience in the global marketplace will be instrumental in continuing LG’s mobile operations turnaround. Current MC Company president Hwang Jeong-hwan, who was brought in a year ago and successfully bolstered the operation’s quality assurance and product development efficiency, will focus fully on his other role as head of LG’s Convergence Business Development Office.Under the new structure, LG Electronics CEO Jo Seong-jin will focus more on strategy and planning for the future by assigning more of his day-to-day responsibilities to president and CFO David Jung. Mr. Jung will take over responsibility for LG’s business support operations from the CEO which includes supervision of the company’s support operations at all Korean facilities as well as functions such as corporate security and communications.To enhance its successes in the commercial sector by focusing additional resources on finding solutions, the Vehicle Components Company will be renamed the Vehicle Component Solutions (VS) Company and the Business-to-Business Company will become the Business Solutions (BS) Company going forward. Executive vice president Kim Jin-yong, who heads the Vehicle Components Company’s fast-growing smart business efforts in intelligent driving and vehicle connectivity, will assume the role of president of the newly expanded VS Company.[WikiLeaks=By Yelin Jung]

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2018-11-28 18:07

Samsung Electronics, today unveiled its new consumer solid state drive (SSD) lineup — the Samsung 860 QVO SSD — featuring up to four terabytes (TB) of storage capacity with exceptional speed and reliability. Built on the company’s high-density 4-bit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash architecture, the 860 QVO makes terabyte capacities more accessible to the masses at approachable price points.“Today’s consumers are using, producing and storing more high-resolution files than ever, including 4K videos and graphics-intensive games, escalating demand for greater capacities and performance in storage devices,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung continues to lead the move toward multi-terabyte SSDs with the introduction of the Samsung 860 QVO, delivering fast performance, reliability and value to more consumers around the world.”Mainstream PC users handling large multi-media content often need to upgrade their PC’s storage to improve everyday computing experience. Based on the commonly used SATA interface and 2.5-inch form factor, the 860 QVO fits perfectly in most standard laptops or desktops. Also, by offering both high capacity and performance in a single, affordable drive, the 860 QVO eliminates the need to use a combination of an SSD and an HDD for booting and storage.Featuring sequential read and write speeds of up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520 MB/s, respectively1, the 860 QVO achieves the same level of performance as today’s 3-bit MLC SSD, thanks to Samsung’s latest 4-bit V-NAND and the proven MJX controller. The drive is also integrated with Intelligent TurboWrite technology2, which helps to accelerate speeds while maintaining high performance for longer periods of time.For optimal reliability, Samsung provides a total byte written based on a thorough analysis of consumers’ SSD usage patterns: a three-year limited warranty3 or up to 1,440 terabytes written (TBW) for the 4TB version, and 720 TBW and 360 TBW for the 2TB and 1TB versions, respectively.The 860 QVO will be available globally from December 2018, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $149.99 for the 1TB model.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2018-11-28 09:52

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, Wednesday announced new horticulture LED lineups, including full-spectrum packages and modules as well as color (monochromatic) LEDs. Optimized for lighting in greenhouses and vertical farming, the new LEDs provide a broader spectrum of light for healthier plant growth, enhanced farming environments and reduced lighting system costs.Full-spectrum light encompasses a continuous range of wavelengths from blue and green to red, creating a light blend suitable for horticultural uses. Compared to narrow spectrum lighting, Samsung’s full-spectrum-based LEDs encourage healthier and more balanced plant growth by stimulating photosynthesis, enhancing plant immunity and increasing nutritional value. Additionally, the LEDs can help to improve the overall farming environment by enabling growers to observe plant conditions more easily and spot diseases, like damping-off, at an earlier stage under bright white lighting. As high-efficiency and cost-effective alternatives to higher-priced red LEDs, full-spectrum LEDs can help lower the costs of a grower’s entire lighting system.“Samsung’s full-spectrum-based horticulture LEDs present a new way of using LED lighting to improve plant cultivation at reduced system costs,” said Un Soo Kim, senior vice president of LED Business Team at Samsung Electronics. “We plan to further expand our horticulture offerings by integrating the latest in smart LED lighting technology, including Samsung’s leading sensor and connectivity solutions.”In addition to its full-spectrum white LEDs, Samsung has added blue, red and far-red LEDs to its horticulture family to offer an extensive variety of wavelength combinations and meet the different design needs of horticulture lighting manufacturers.Built on Samsung’s market-proven LED technologies, the new full spectrum and color LED lineups feature a high degree of reliability, making them well-suited to withstand high temperatures and humidity levels as well as agricultural chemicals used in greenhouses and vertical farming.Samsung’s horticulture LED packages are now in mass production for lighting manufacturers and growers worldwide. The modules will become available in the first quarter of 2019.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2018-11-22 13:42

The sharer trading of Samsung BioLogics has been suspended since November 15th. After the Securities and Futures Commission’s announcement of ‘intentional accounting fraud’, the Samsung BioLogics’ clock stopped. Accordingly, a number of investors of Samsung BioLogics flooded every investment community websites with comments supportive of Samsung, such as “This decision by the Securities and Futures Commission is political, and this should be corrected through the administrative litigation”, and “If the political logic intervenes the corporate policy, it will have a negative impact on the entire economy”.Some analysts released reports that the ripple effect of Samsung BioLogics would be limited. However, a significant number of experts predict that this will act as a negative factor in the stock market that has been so weak, and inevitably lead to the damage on Korean economy. Samsung BioLogics revealed, “Our accounting process has not violated the business accounting standards”, and “We will make every effort to prove the legality of our accounting practice through the administrative litigation”.In fact, the decision of the Securities and Futures Commission is completely opposite to the conclusion predicted by Samsung BioLogics.In the previous government, the financial authorities judged there had been no problem in the audit by the Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Despite this, a special audit was initiated by the new government, and after 19 months from the beginning of the audit, the previous conclusion was overturned.The Financial Supervisory Service claims that the intensity of the special audit is different from that of the previous audit by the Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants, but some in the industry point out that it is a political decision reflecting the current government’s intention of checking Samsung, and thus new industry has been sacrificed by media manipulation.The Commission put a weight on the fact that business control was not changed even when Samsung BioLogics changed its accounting standards in 2015 regarding the change in accounting standards, which is a key issue. Accounting standards can be only changed when there is a change in business control.However, the Commission already judged in 2012 that Samsung BioLogics and Biogen jointly controlled the business when Samsung Bioepis was established.Documents that the Financial Supervisory Service submitted after the start of the re-audit also affected the decision. The Financial Supervisory Commission submitted the report that Samsung BioLogics had submitted to the Samsung Group Future Strategy Team regarding the change in accounting standards.This document shows that Samsung BioLogics was aware that Biogen’s exercise of the call option was postponed in November 2015, and despite this, it changed the accounting standards on the ground that the possibility of Biogen’s exercise of the call option increased. In addition, the document also contained the details of the Samsung’s internal discussion of the way to minimize the losses on valuation of the call option and change the accounting standards in consideration of the adequacy of the merger ratio between Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries.Samsung BioLogics has already filed a lawsuit against the conclusion of the Securities and Futures Commission that the omission of the call option in the regulatory news was intentional.Samsung BioLogics is also facing a blow in winning contracts. With the commencement of operation of the third plant last month, improvement in performance was expected in full swing from next year, but the accounting risk is catching up with it.The industry is concerned that Samsung BioLogics' Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) business for biologics will also be put on hold. This is because contracts with global pharmaceutical companies, which have strict code-of-ethics, may become difficult.Although pharmaceutical companies are not directly related to the Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), they exclude a company under question from deals, and imposes conditions such as contract cancellation, and penalty for breach of contract, if ethical and legal problems including rebates occur.Court battle with investors is also a worry. Law firm HYNKYUL, which is preparing lawsuits against Samsung BioLogics, said it has 276 investors who announced their intention to participate in the lawsuit. It is also possible that foreign investors may individually file civil lawsuits against the company and the accounting firm.The Korea Stock Exchange has been in the process of reviewing Samsung BioLogics for its listing eligibility after the 15th.In the eligibility review, whether or not to be subject to delisting, rather than whether or not to be delisted, is initially examined. Then, the Korea Exchange and Corporate Review Committee finally decides whether or not to be delisted. It takes less than 35 business days.The Stock Exchange determines whether to submit Samsung BioLogics to the Corporate Review Committee within 15 business days, and in such a case, whether or not to be delisted is decided within 20 days from the submission date.According to the Securities & Futures Commission, the size of Samsung BioLogics accounting fraud is 4.5 trillion won, which exceeds the equity capital of 3.8 trillion won.Samsung BioLogics investors are concerned about its delisting.The market capitalization of Samsung BioLogics is 22 trillion won, which is the sixth largest listed company in the KOSPI. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, which had undergone similar procedures, could not even come close to the size of Samsung BioLogics. More than 90% of Samsung BioLogics investors are domestic personal investors and institutional investors. Thus, this will have a large impact on domestic investors.However, it is too early to predict whether the 'worst-case scenario', in which 22 trillion won worth of stocks are delisted, will come true. There are still a number of procedures to be passed, and a legal battle is also planned.Currently, the speculation that this will not result in delisting is prevalent in the securities industry.In previous cases including Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Korea Aerospace Industries and Dong-A Socio Holdings, mostly the focus was on the financial stability, and if there is no significant issue in the financial stability, it is expected that the decision will not be delisting of Samsung BioLogics. However, investors cannot hide their concerns because the policy of the Korean government has been going back and forth depending on the situation.   

비즈 Business | Shin Joon-Hyuk [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2018-11-19 08:47