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(SK Telecom)SEOUL, KOREA – May 15, 2019 – SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) announced that it will offer live broadcast of ‘SK Telecom Open 2019’ on both JTBC Golf, a TV channel operated by JTBC, and ‘oksusu,’ Korea’s largest OTT video service, using its commercial 5G network.SK Telecom Open 2019 is a professional golf tournament held as part of the Korea Professional Golfers’ Association (KPGA) Korean Tour. The event will take place at SKY72 Golf & Resort located in Incheon, Korea, from May 16 to 19.In collaboration with JTBC, SK Telecom will broadcast live the golf tournament on JTBC Golf for selective areas of the golf course, which marks the worlds’ first case where 5G network is used for live TV broadcasting of a sports event. To realize live transmission of video taken by broadcast cameras on the field during the tournament over 5G network, the company has secured 5G coverage for the third, fourth and ninth holes of the course and equipped the cameras with a 5G module.Traditional golf broadcasting involves the cumbersome process of installing wired cables throughout the golf course and having outside broadcasting (OB) vans send the video taken by on-field cameras to the master/sub control rooms of the broadcasting network. By removing the need for both costly OB vans and cables, 5G-based live broadcasting can bring innovative changes to the broadcasting field.Moreover, the company will temporarily operate a special section called ‘SK Telecom Open 2019’ at oksusu to offer 5G-based live streaming of the golf tournament and related video clips to deliver an enriched 5G experience for oksusu viewers.“As 5G-based live broadcasting is subject to no physical constraints, it can be widely utilized in areas including sporting events and on-site news reports,” said Kim Hyuk, Vice President and Head of 5GX Media Business Group of SK Telecom. “SK Telecom will continue to work closely with broadcasting networks to contribute to the advancement of the broadcasting system through 5G technologies.”Meanwhile, the company has also entered into MOUs with top three terrestrial broadcasters in Korea – KBS, MBC and SBS – to jointly develop a live broadcasting system based on the capabilities of its 5G network.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin]

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-05-15 10:44

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has received the ISO 26262 certification for functional safety in automotive components from TÜV Rheinland, a globally renowned third-party testing, inspection and certification company. The accreditation of Samsung’s new functional safety management system ensures that the company’s advanced automotive semiconductors, such as processors, image sensors, memory and light emitting diode (LED) solutions, satisfy the industry’s rigid safety standards throughout the product development process.“TÜV Rheinland provides independent testing and inspection services that stand by quality and safety,” said Manuel Diaz, Global Field Manager at TÜV Rheinland. “Samsung has successfully built its management system that will provide semiconductor solutions meeting the functional safety requirements for today’s automakers. We are pleased to present Samsung with the ISO 26262 certification for automotive semiconductors that will help enhance functional safety within the industry.”“Safety is a top priority, especially when it comes to tomorrow’s automotive vehicles, and our ISO 26262 certification is an exciting step that secures functional safety in Samsung’s advanced automotive semiconductor solutions,” said Kenny Han, vice president of Device Solutions Division at Samsung Electronics. “We expect that the new ISO 26262 certification will drive momentum for our comprehensive lineup of innovative semiconductor solutions in the automotive market.”As the adoption of electronic components in automobiles continue to increase and the development of future applications are accelerated across industries, the importance of automotive safety standards for semiconductor components as well as their level of sophistication have also risen. The ISO 26262 for automotive functional safety was established as a global standard by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2011 to minimize risks from electric or electronic system malfunction in vehicles. Recognizing the growing requirements for semiconductors in emerging automotive technologies such as advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, guidelines specific to such products were added to the revised standard in 2018.With the ISO 26262 certification, Samsung plans to accumulate development cases and make continuous improvements to further reinforce its functional safety management system. In addition to the certification, Samsung’s automotive semiconductor solutions have been meeting the highest standards of quality management and reliability required by IATF 16949 and AEC-Q100 specifications respectively.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-05-13 17:37

Park Jung Ho, CEO of SK Telecom (left), and Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft (right) on 7th May. (SK Telecom)SEOUL, KOREA – May 13, 2019 – SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) and Microsoft Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on May 7 for comprehensive cooperation in leading-edge ICT, including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud.Under the MOU, SK Telecom and Microsoft will combine their technological capabilities in areas such as 5G, AI and cloud to jointly promote Internet of Things (IoT) business including smart factory; AI technologies and services; media and entertainment services; and new ways of working for ICT companies under the SK Group umbrella.To promote smart factory IoT business operations, the two companies established a business strategic partnership in February 2019 to launch Microsoft Azure with Metatron, SK Telecom’s self-developed big data solution. SK Telecom and Microsoft will work together to further upgrade the service and implement joint marketing activities.By putting together the capabilities of SK Telecom’s AI platform NUGU with Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant, the two companies will work together to offer new AI-powered products and services, including consumer solutions such as smart speakers and other offerings for the enterprise.Moreover, the two companies will work together to create a new level of customer experience in the field of media and entertainment.SK Telecom will adopt Microsoft 365, the company’s intelligent and secure solution to empower employees, to create a modern workplace and promote a new way of working among employees. Eventually, SK Telecom will expand Microsoft 365 to other ICT companies under the SK Group umbrella. In addition, the two companies will provide new value to customers by combining Microsoft’s modern workplace devices and solutions, such as Surface and Office 365, with SK Telecom’s unique products and services.“SK Telecom is pleased to join hands with Microsoft as collaboration with global leading companies like Microsoft is essential to gain leadership in the 5G market, where competition is already fierce,” said Park Jung-ho, President and CEO of SK Telecom. “SK Telecom will work closely with Microsoft to create an unprecedented value by combining the strengths and capabilities of the two companies.”“Through the strategic partnership with SK Telecom, we will play a key role in shaping the future and accelerating the digital transformation of the telecommunications industry with our world-class network and technology,” said Jason Zander, executive vice president, Azure, Microsoft. “This will be a deep and multifaceted partnership that strengthens the power of cloud and AI to deliver innovative new services to customers.”[WiKiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin]

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-05-13 09:20

(SK Telecom)Seoul, Korea, May 7, 2019 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced its earnings for the first quarter of 2019 on a K-IFRS 1115 consolidated basis: revenue of KRW 4.335 trillion, operating income of KRW 322.6 billion, and net income of KRW 373.6 billion.SK Telecom’s revenue increased by 3.7% and operating income fell by 0.9% compared to the same period last year. As the decreased revenue in mobile communications business has been offset by improved efficiency of marketing expenses and performance of subsidiaries, the revenue posted a year-on-year(YoY) increase, while the operating income remained similar to last year.On a quarter-on-quarter(QoQ) basis, the revenue fell by 0.4% due to seasonality - i.e. the annual earnings of its enterprise business are generally reflected in the fourth quarter of 2018. The operating income posted a QoQ gain of 43.2% as a one-off expense has been reflected as loss in the Q4 2018 income statement and performance of the newly acquired security subsidiary SK Infosec has been added to SK Telecom’s Q1 2019 earnings.Net income decreased by 46.1% YoY and 21.3% QoQ due to a decline in equity method gains from SK Hynix affected by the sluggish semiconductor market.SK Telecom explained that the reduced impact of the rise in the number of selective contract discount plan subscribers and the plan’s increased discount rate on revenue decline, coupled with improved performance of its subsidiaries, which includes the growth of ADT Caps and SK Infosec as well as reaching of the quarterly break-even point by 11st, had positive effects on the first quarter earnings.SK Telecom has been continuously implementing diverse measures aimed at innovating customer value such as selective contract discount plan, roaming services (T Roaming) and price plans (T Plan). The company said that the revenue decline began slowing down from the first quarter and the earnings will gradually improve with the spread of 5G service.Since announcing the beginning of the Age of Hyper-Innovation by launching the world’s first 5G service based on smartphones on April 3, 2019, SK Telecom has been focusing on offering differentiated 5G services and content based on its advanced network security and operation technologies, as well as close partnerships with ICT companies throughout the globe, while also promoting early stabilization of the 5G network. Building on its 5G infrastructure, the company plans to seek diverse business opportunities in the areas of media, security and commerce.Media business is keen to develop new opportunities in 5G-based media in collaboration with many broadcasting companies to increase IPTV subscribers, expand mobile OTT business and secure new content and services. In addition, the company expects to create new business models and synergies by combining its existing service platforms with the capabilities of the newly acquired digital advertisement firm Incross.Security business is projected to develop a new market by introducing innovative security services that integrate SK Telecom’s ICT with industry-leading security technologies of ADT Caps and SK Infosec, the companies that have recently joined the SK ICT Family(ICT companies under SK Group including SK Telecom and its subsidiaries).In Commerce business, 11st has reached its quarterly break-even point as it carried out a healthy growth strategy, refraining from exhaustive competition in terms of price and delivery. Plans are underway to improve both profitability and growth of the commerce business through collaboration between 11st and the newly acquired subsidiary SK Stoa, the operator of T Commerce Channel.“SK Telecom will continue to improve its earnings performance and secure a solid basis to grow into New ICT company by achieving balanced growth of its four main business areas and developing new business opportunities in areas such as AI, IoT, big data and mobility,” said Yoon Poong-young, Chief Financial Officer of SK Telecom.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin]

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-05-07 11:04

SK Telecom Headquater(Yonhap News)Seoul, Korea, April 30, 2019 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SBS, a Korean television channel operated by Seoul Broadcasting System, for joint development of innovative media business.With today’s MOU signing, SK Telecom has entered into MOUs with the top three terrestrial TV broadcasting stations in Korea, namely KBS, MBC and SBS.SK Telecom will work with each partner to develop diverse new media solutions and business models based on 5G. They will jointly develop 5G-based 4K (UHD) live broadcasting system; conduct trial application of the system for broadcasting of sports games and other events; create 5G-based innovative content; and explore possibilities in digital advertisement, AR and hologram.These MOUs follow SK Telecom’s January agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV broadcasting companies in the U.S., to establish a joint venture company to lead the next-generation broadcasting solutions market in the U.S.“Through MOUs with diverse broadcasting companies, SK Telecom will create new business opportunities in the media solutions and content markets by leveraging its strength in media-related technologies,” said Kim Hyuk, Vice President and Head of 5GX Media Business Group.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin]

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-04-30 11:54

SK Telecom to Build 5G-Powered Digital Hospital (SK Telecom)Seoul, Korea, April 29, 2019 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Yonsei University Health System to build innovative 5G-powered digital hospital. The MOU signing ceremony took place at SK Telecom’s Seoul headquarters on April 26, 2019 and was attended by Park Jung-ho, President and CEO of SK Telecom, and Yoon Do-heum, President and CEO of the Yonsei University Health System.Under the MOU, SK Telecom and the Yonsei University Health System will work together to build 5G network and develop specialized solutions for the Yongin Severance Hospital, which is scheduled to open in February 2020, by leveraging SK Telecom’s technological expertise in areas of 5G, AI, IoT and media.The 5G-powered digital hospital will be equipped with SK Telecom’s AI speaker NUGU to enable patients with physical difficulties to easily control their beds, lighting and TV with their voice. They can even use NUGU Call service to get medical assistance in case of emergencies.Moreover, the 5G-powered digital hospital will offer AR-based indoor navigation service through the application of indoor positioning and 3D mapping technologies to enhance the convenience of patients and visitors. SK Telecom will also develop a hologram solution for patients in isolation wards so that they can meet with visitors who appear as holograms.To prevent hacking of sensitive medical information, the company is also considering applying its quantum cryptography solutions to its network covering the Severance Hospital, Gangnam Severance Hospital and Yongin Severance Hospital.SK Telecom will also apply facial recognition technology to enhance the convenience of medial workers and strengthen security of the hospital. Authorized personnel can automatically gain access to buildings, labs and other rooms through a facial recognition access control system. Unlike other access control systems that require some kind of contact – fingerprint, pass, etc. – the face recognition system allows contact-free entry to help reduce the risk of infection.SK Telecom and the Yonsei University Health System will continue to apply innovative 5G-based hospital solutions to the Yongin Severance Hospital and then to all hospitals under the Yonsei University Health System.“SK Telecom’s partnership with Yonsei University Health System carries a significant meaning as it represents a new level of collaboration between two different industries,” said Park Jung-ho, President and CEO of SK Telecom. “SK Telecom will work closely with the Yonsei University Health System to build the world’s best 5G-enabled hospital by utilizing cutting-edge ICT.”[WikiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin]

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-04-29 12:28

SK Telecom to Accelerate 5G-based Smart City Innovation in IFEZ (SK Telecom)Seoul, Korea, April 29, 2019 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) Authority to build 5G-based self-driving infrastructure and nurture ICT startups to advance smart city innovation in IFEZ.The signing ceremony of the MOU was held today with the attendance of Park Jung-ho, the Chief Executive Officer of SK Telecom and Kim Jin-yong, Commissioner of IFEZ.Designated as Korea’s first free economic zone on August 11, 2003, IFEZ consists of Songdo, Yeongjong and Cheongna International Cities with a total size of 132.9 square meters.Telecom will create an HD map covering the entire IFEZ area starting with Songdo International City. An HD map is a machine-readable map with centimeter-level accuracy, offering essential information for self-driving, including lanes, road conditions, speed limits and road slopes. Thus, it is regarded as a key element for achieving Level 4 of autonomy for autonomous vehicles as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers.The HD map will be built with ‘Dynamic Data Platform,’ a 5G-based real-time update solution for HD maps. Dynamic Data Platform automatically updates HD maps upon receiving road observation data from Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) over 5G network. SK Telecom plans to install ADAS and 5G communication modules to public transport vehicles and official/government cars in the IFEZ area to detect all changes in the road environment.Moreover, SK Telecom and the IFEZ Authority will build a data hub to systematically manage and analyze data of the floating population to enhance the convenience and safety of citizens through smarter transportation policies.The two parties will also create ‘Venturepolis’ in Songdo International City to incubate startups. SK Telecom plans to realize 5G-based smart office in Venturepolis and support ICT startups through its True Innovation Program.“The core of 5G lies in its power to transform all industries to deliver unprecedented value to people’s daily lives,” said Park Jin-hyo, the Chief Technology Officer of SK Telecom. “We will work closely with the IFEZ Authority to accelerate IFEZ’s transition to a smart city powered by SK Telecom’s 5G network and mobility technologies.”[WikiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin]

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-04-29 12:25

나노브릭(대표 주재현)이 17일부터 19일까지 서울 삼성동 코엑스에서 열리는 바이오∙헬스산업 국제 박람회인 ‘바이오코리아 2019’에서 바이오 정제용 신제품을 선보이며 바이오 소재 사업을 강화하고 있다.나노브릭은 브랜드 보호용 정품인증라벨 ‘엠태그(M-Tag)’에 이어 지난 2017년 특정 바이오 물질을 선택적이고 빠르게 분리∙정제할 수 있는 저비용∙고효율의 바이오 정제 소재 ‘엠비드(M-Bead)’를 출시하며 바이오 시장에 진출했다.엠비드는 다양한 작용기(functional group)가 코팅되어 있는 균일한 자성 나노입자 제품으로, 기존 제품보다 가격 경쟁력이 우수하고 균일성, 정제효율 등의 특성을 최대화한 것이 특징이다.엠비드는 현재 미국 스페로텍(Spherotech) 등 글로벌 나노소재 전문기업에 납품되며 기술력과 제품 경쟁력을 인정 받고 있다.나노브릭은 이번 전시회에서 캐나다 바이오메디컬 전문기업인 갈렌브스(Galenvs) 사와 공동 개발한 바이오 정제키트인 ‘SPM-퓨리키트(SPM-PuriKit)’를 출시 및 전시한다.캐나다 갈렌브스 사는 네이처 및 사이언스 학술지에 수 편의 논문을 발표한 해당분야 권위자인 발리(Vali) 교수를 중심으로 생의학 전문가들이 설립한 회사이다.‘SPM-퓨리키트’는 나노브릭의 ‘엠비드’ 의 특성을 활용한 DNA 정제 및 PCR1) 전처리 용 키트 제품으로, 나노브릭의 우수한 나노입자 제조기술과 갈렌브스 사의 바이오 및 생화학 기술이 합작해 탄생했다.주재현 나노브릭 대표는 “나노브릭은 다양한 응용분야에 적용할 수 있는 기능성 핵심소재를 지속적으로 창출할 역량을 보유하고 있다” 며 “나노브릭은 핵심소재 사업에 집중하고 있으며, 핵심 소재들을 활용한 여러 응용분야에서 글로벌 기업과 협업하며 시장을 함께 확대해 나가고 있다”고 말했다.한편, 나노브릭은 기능성 나노신소재 개발 및 생산을 위한 독자적인 ‘액티브 나노 플랫폼(Active Nano Platform)’을 구축한 신소재 전문기업이다.자기장이나 전기장 같은 외부 자극에 따라 나노입자들의 위치나 배열을 조절하여 제품의 컬러, 패턴 및 투과도 등을 자유롭게 조절할 수 있는 기능성 신소재를 개발하고 제조한다.

비즈 Business | 노진우 기자 | 2019-04-18 09:11

SK Telecom headquater (Yonhap News)Seoul, Korea, April 11, 2019 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) announced today that it signed a sponsorship contract with Riot Games Korea today at its Seoul headquarters located in Jung-gu, Seoul.The contract signing ceremony was attended by Ryu Young-sang, Executive Vice President and Head of MNO Business of SK Telecom, and Jaysen Park, Country Manager of Riot Games Korea.According to the contract, SK Telecom will serve as the official sponsor of LCK until 2020. The company’s 5G brand (‘5GX’) logo will be displayed on online banners and promotional materials related to the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) and diverse events will be held – e.g. experience/photo zones, Sponsor’s Day, etc. – to promote SK Telecom’s 5G brand.Moreover, SK Telecom plans to form a contract with Riot Games Korea to retain the rights to broadcast all League of Legends (LoL) matches - including LCK, LoL World Championship, Mid-Season Invitational and All-Star Event - on ‘oksusu,’ the company’s OTT video service; and to develop LCK-related AR and VR content in an exclusive manner.SK Telecom plans to live broadcast the 2019 LCK Spring Finals scheduled to take place on April 13 at Jamsil Stadium by opening ‘LoL live channel’ on the front page of the ‘SKT 5GX’ section of oksusu. While watching live streaming of LCK matches, viewers will be able to use the touchscreen pinch zoom feature to enlarge the screen by up to four times without image quality degradation. Going forward, the company plans to offer ‘5GX Multi-View,’ which simultaneously live-streams 10 different UHD videos – i.e. computer screen of each professional gamer- in addition to the main broadcasting video.SK Telecom plans to begin providing live AR/VR broadcasting from the 2019 LCK Summer Split which starts in June. By wearing a VR headset, ‘oksusu’ viewers will gain an immersive experience, feeling as if they are watching the matches at the stadium instead of their homes.Moreover, upon securing the exclusive rights to develop AR and VR content related to LCK, SK Telecom plans to develop LCK-related IP into VR/AR content to further enrich customers’ experience. The company also plans to develop new VR/AR content such as VR match replay, one-on-one AR game with professional gamer, and virtual fan meeting based on analysis of gamers’ content preference.The contracts with Riot Games Korea, coupled with its February deal with Comcast Spectacor to establish an esports joint venture, will strengthen SK Telecom’s presence and competitiveness in both the 5G and esports content markets."It's a great pleasure to announce that Riot Games Korea and SK Telecom were able to reach this contract,” said Jaysen Park, Country Manager of Riot Games Korea. “Riot Games will continue our efforts to build a better LCK moving forward based on this partnership."“Esports is one of the key areas where 5G can truly make a difference,” said Ryu Young-Sang, Executive Vice President and Head of MNO Business of SK Telecom. “SK Telecom will realize a new level of customer experience by combining its 5G-based immersive media technologies with LoL, one of the most popular games in the world.”[WikiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin]

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-04-11 14:27

In a unique partnership highlighting the intersection of technology and spatial design, LG Electronics (LG) and renowned architecture and industrial design firm Foster + Partners are collaborating on an art installation centered on the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R (model 65R9) at Milan Design Week.Introduced at CES 2019, LG’s rollable OLED TV is a genuine showstopper that redefines the relationship between a TV and the space it inhabits, serving as a reminder of the company’s commitment to design innovation. The product design philosophy of the rollable OLED TV leverages a new level of space integration and “freedom from walls”, serving as the catalyst for the Milan Design Week installation. The renowned British firm Foster + Partners worked closely with LG during the development of the rollable OLED TV to design the product’s external geometry and finish as well as specific internal mechanics.Demonstrating a high level of spatial integration with the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R as its centerpiece, the Redefining Space installation is a three-dimensional interpretation that demonstrates how light, technology and design intersect to illustrate new spatial possibilities with technology that changes forms at the touch of a button. Pairing the absolute contrast and natural color expression of LG’s unrivaled OLED display technology with the realistic sound of Dolby Atmos, the rollable OLED TV takes viewers on an immersive visual and auditory journey.Designed to represent both a residence and a gallery, the exhibit illustrates how LG’s futuristic TV can transform a space from a large-screen home cinema when in Full View mode into an art showcase when the display is in Zero View, concealed in the brushed aluminum base. Light shimmering through the window-like cutouts in the walls of the installation mimics the way sunlight changes position and intensity throughout the day, evoking a sense of time passage. To express how LG’s technology adapts to the rhythms of life, the rollable display unfurls when the environment is bright and full of sound and disappears when the light and noises fade.Visitors to this year’s Milan Design Week can experience Redefining Space featuring LG’s one-of-a-kind TV from April 9-14 at Superstudio Più in Milan, Italy.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-04-10 12:31

Chairman of Samsung Science & Technology Foundation Seong-Keun Kim.Samsung Science & Technology Foundation today announced 44 research projects chosen for funding in the first half of 2019, which include pioneering research in physics and life sciences, new engineering solutions for the clean environment as well as breakthrough projects in artificial intelligence (AI).The foundation was established in 2013 to help foster development of basic science, materials engineering and information technologies, with a total of KRW 1.5 trillion in grants to be endowed on research projects for 10 years. It has so far provided about KRW 667 billion in funding for 517 research projects from universities and public research institutes in Korea.The foundation will look to expand its support in the areas of future technologies, such as AI, Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G, as well as projects that aim to improve local communities.“Our goal is to support building the foundation for future science and technology,” said Seong-Keun Kim, Chairman of Samsung Science & Technology Foundation. “We hope to make a lasting contribution to the society by advancing basic science, bringing innovations and redefining the technology industry.”Mr. Kim, Professor of Chemistry at Seoul National University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, was elected as the new chairman this week by the foundation’s Board of Directors.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-04-10 12:28

Samsung Electronics America employees sign the ENERGY STAR Pledge in October 2018.On April 9, for the sixth year, Samsung Electronics America received the highest honor in the ENERGY STAR Awards category, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.The achievement highlights Samsung’s continued efforts in sustainability and the company’s strategic undertaking of various projects in partnership with ENERGY STAR, the first of which was a 12 percent increase in the number of ENERGY STAR-certified products, adding 75 to the product line.“At Samsung, we have always embraced sustainable innovation and design because we believe that our customers should be able to purchase energy efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features or comfort,” said Shane Higby, Vice President for Home Appliance Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “Samsung invests in ENERGY STAR because consumers demand energy efficient products, consumers recognize the ENERGY STAR logo for innovation in energy efficiency and we are honored our efforts continue to be recognized by the EPA.”Among the new ENERGY STAR-certified products added in 2018 is the Heat Pump Dryer that uses innovative energy-saving technologies, consisting of moisture sensors that detect when clothes are dry and automatically shuts the dryer off. The Heat Pump Dryer circulates and reheats the air instead of venting air to the outside.“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”Next, Samsung took part in “ENERGY STAR Day” in October, organizing an employee-wide event where 500 Samsung employees signed the ENERGY STAR pledge, vowing to take action to save energy, money, and protect the environment.Finally, Samsung also organized a Boys and Girls Club of America Climate Superstars contest dedicated to ENERGY STAR programs. This contest was designed to ignite science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) interest among kids and teens while raising awareness around the importance of environmentalism and sustainability. The contest challenged Boys and Girls Club members nationwide to complete tasks centered on core themes, such as improving energy efficiency, conserving water and reducing waste, as well as identifying energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products, planting trees, recycling electronics and more.Samsung will be recognized with the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-04-10 12:26

5G Massive MIMO Unit (3.5GHz).Samsung Electronics, today announced that it has delivered the largest share of 5G network solutions in Korea, making it the leading 5G network vendor in the country. 5G service is now commercially available to consumers and enterprises by all three mobile carriers in 85 cities across the country.Korean operators have been transmitting 5G signals in Seoul and metropolitan areas since December 1, 2018 using 5G base station radios and 5G core solutions from Samsung’s Networks Business unit. To further expand the 5G network, Samsung has supplied 5G core solutions and more than 53,000 5G radio base stations to Korea’s three operators.“Korea is one of the first markets in the world in which the 5G experience is opening up for consumers, and we’re thrilled to play a key role in the nationwide rollout of 5G with our unparalleled 5G network solutions,” said Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “As a longstanding innovator in the 5G space and one of the few vendors offering a full end-to-end 5G solution, Samsung is at the forefront of pushing the limits of 5G and beyond.”Korean operators rolled out their commercial 5G networks using Samsung’s 5G Massive-MIMO Unit (MMU) radio base station in the 3.5GHz spectrum. A key characteristic of Samsung MMUs deployed in Korea is that they are among the smallest and lightest in the industry, ensuring they can be easily installed in existing operators’ cellular sites requiring minimal changes. This ability to re-use existing site has been key to enabling the Korean operators to deploy 5G network consisting of tens of thousands of radios within just few months since the Dec 1st launch.The virtualized 5G core solutions, provided to all three Korean operators for their 5G commercial launch, support both legacy 4G networks and next generation 5G services in Non-Standalone (NSA) mode. They can also migrate to Standalone (SA) mode through a simple software upgrade in the future. Samsung’s solution implements many of the key technologies of 5G networks, such as Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS), which are essential for network operators to scale their networks and support the new services enabled by 5G technology.“Korea has long been regarded a leader when it comes to mobile technology and service adoption, and it is a market that other operators and vendors follow closely, said Daryl Schoolar, Practice Leader for Service Provider Technologies at Ovum. Samsung’s significant role in helping all three Korean mobile operators roll out their commercial 5G networks gives the vendor significant credibility as it looks to expand its 5G network solutions into other markets around the globe.”[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-04-10 12:24

Samsung’s ‘Resonance’ Exhibition at Milan Design Week 2019.Samsung Electronics, announced on Tuesday that it will hold its design exhibit, showcasing its user-centered design philosophy at Milan Design Week’s Fuorisalone 2019. The venue is located in Via Bergognone 26 in the Tortona Design District. As Samsung Design Center’s exhibition, ‘Resonance’ will showcase Samsung’s design philosophy under the new slogan, “Be Bold. Resonate with Soul.”The company’s Digital Appliances Business is also showcasing “The Samsung 24hr Kitchen,” a unique installation that celebrates the renewed centrality of the kitchen as the heart of the home. The exhibition merges aspirational design and visionary food installations with Samsung’s refined built-in kitchen appliances. The 24hr. Kitchen is located at Brera Site in the Brera Design District.“Our design philosophy is always inspired by people. With millennials representing a growing demographic and changing the consumer culture in unique ways, Samsung is reinterpreting its user-centered design philosophy in a modern way,” said Don Tae Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Design Center at Samsung Electronics. “One way in which millennials show their distinctive lifestyle is how they constantly yearn to discover new things and take on challenges, which calls for bold approach and creative designs. We aim to install our authenticity and emotional resonance into our designs that permeates through people’s daily lives.”Millennials bring new values, lifestyles, and mindsets to daily living. Samsung has long been committed to design excellence and suited for ever-evolving consumer tastes, putting people at the center of its design philosophy. With millennials becoming more influential culturally, Samsung is bringing new design concepts and application to reinterpret its core design philosophy.Samsung’s ‘Resonance’ exhibition will showcase advanced connectivity and a multi-sensory experience built on the company’s technological leadership. The exhibit at Milan Design Week 2019 will take visitors to a maze-like space filled with iridescent lights where they can directly interact with the exhibition based on daily behaviors, such as breathing, talking, and touching – ultimately becoming a part of the exhibition. This is the resonance between artwork and the audience that Samsung is pursuing by enhancing interaction between people and objects.Samsung’s Digital Appliances Business is also attending Fuorisalone as an exhibitor for the first time. The exhibition will celebrate the renewed centrality of the kitchen as the heart of the home with the Samsung 24hr. Kitchen concept, an interpretive installation that features Samsung’s advanced built-in kitchen appliances. The exhibition is designed to demonstrate how the kitchen has become a dynamic hub at the center of consumers’ 24/7 daily routines.Designed in collaboration with internationally-acclaimed food designer Laila Gohar and the U.S.-based design consultancy, 2×4, 24hr. Kitchen showcases a single day spread across three connected rooms representing each phase of the day: morning, day and evening. The three phases of day will be seamlessly connected with a specially designed kitchen counter that twists from one room to the next, representing a full 24-hour cycle. The exhibition features Samsung’s latest built-in products, including the Dual Cook Flex™ oven, Induction cooktop, Twin Cooling Plus™ refrigerator, and WaterWall™ dishwasher. Visitors can also experience Samsung’s three built-in package lineups —Smart Kitchen, Black Stainless Steel, and Silver Stainless Steel. Each lineup combines Samsung’s technology with a modern, simple and sleek design approach. Samsung also integrates various TV products including The Serif and The Frame within the context of its 24hr. Kitchen exhibition.“The kitchen has become a core part of millennial homes. It is the hub of their home, where they cook, eat, and connect with friends and families,” said Harry Choi, Senior Vice President of Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics. “By showcasing the Samsung 24hr. Kitchen at Fuorisalone, we hope to strengthen the brand power of our built-in kitchen appliances while continuing to develop product innovations for consumers, whose lifestyles are continually evolving.” Samsung’s ‘Resonance’ exhibition, open from April 9th to April 14th, is located in Via Bergognone 26 – Tortona Design District, Milan – and is free entry from 10 am to 8 pm.The Samsung 24hr. Kitchen, open from April 8th to April 14th, is located at Brera Site — via delle Erbe, 2, Milan – and is free entry from 10 am to 8 pm.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-04-10 12:22

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that its 5G communication solutions are in mass production for the latest premium mobile devices. The 5G multi-mode chipsets include the previously-introduced Exynos Modem 5100 as well as a new single-chip radio frequency transceiver, the Exynos RF 5500, and supply modulator solution, the Exynos SM 5800, all supporting 5G New Radio (5G-NR) sub-6-gigahertz (GHz) spectrum and legacy radio access technologies that provide mobile device manufacturers with optimum network communication solutions for the 5G era.“Samsung has been an innovator in mobile communication technologies with a strong portfolio of market-proven solutions, and we are well-prepared to extend our leadership into 5G,” said Inyup Kang, president of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our multi-mode solutions, the Exynos Modem 5100, Exynos RF 5500 and Exynos SM 5800 will together enable powerful yet energy-efficient 5G performance along with the network versatility that allows users to stay connected wherever they are.”Exynos Modem 5100 is Samsung’s first 5G modem solution that had completed preparations for commercialization in August, 2018, with a successful over-the-air (OTA) 5G-NR data call test. The modem supports virtually all networks from 5G’s sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums to 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA and 4G LTE networks in a single chip. For reliable and power-efficient performance, the modem is paired with RF and supply modulator solutions, Exynos RF 5500 and Exynos SM 5800 respectively.Samsung’s Exynos RF 5500 supports legacy networks and 5G-NR sub-6GHz networks in a single chip, offering added flexibility in smartphone designs, especially for today’s premium mobile devices. RF transceivers are key components that allow smartphones to transmit and receive data over the cellular network. When transmitting voice or data from a smartphone to a carrier, the RF up-converts the modem’s baseband signal to high GHz-range cellular frequencies so that data can be sent swiftly over the connected network. Vice versa, when receiving, the signal is down-converted by the RF to baseband frequencies for it to be processed by the modem. The Exynos RF 5500 has 14 receiver paths for download, and supports 4×4 MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) and higher-order 256 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) scheme to maximize the data transfer rate over the 5G network.The Exynos SM 5800 is a low-power supply modulator solution for 2G to 5G-NR sub-6GHz that supports up to 100MHz envelope-tracking (ET) bandwidths. As the possibilities for richer content with higher data rates open up with the arrival of 5G, maintaining a highly efficient RF has become more critical in ensuring a longer battery life in a mobile device. The Exynos SM 5800 demonstrates up to a 30-percent power reduction by dynamically adjusting the supply voltage according to the modem’s RF input signal. With an advanced power optimizing ET solution for RF, data can be transmitted more efficiently and reliably over the incredibly fast 5G network. Both the Exynos RF 5500 and SM 5800’s technological breakthroughs have been recognized by the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) committee and were presented at ISSCC 2019 held at San Francisco last February. As the industry moves forward to unfold and discover the full benefits of 5G, Samsung plans to continue pushing for innovation in mobile communication technologies, including RF transceiver and phased array solutions for mmWave along with 5G-embedded mobile processors, that will further drive the proliferation of new applications in mobile devices and emerging industries.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-04-04 16:08

Samsung Electronics and American global content production and distribution company Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) announced plans to bring to market titles mastered with HDR10+, the next generation of video standard specification technology developed by Samsung Electronics.HDR10+ (High Dynamic Range 10+) is an open source-based next-generation video standard led by Samsung Electronics. HDR10+ transforms your TV experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks. HDR10+ provides an extraordinary HDR picture-quality experience for viewers and delivers the highest-quality viewing experience.Through this partnership, Samsung Electronics and UPHE will collaborate on a wide selection of new release and catalog fare with HDR10+ technology, providing consumers with the best-possible home entertainment viewing experience on a variety of displays.“We are delighted to team with Samsung Electronics on HDR10+ to deliver this striking, cutting-edge technology to entertainment consumers, providing them opportunity to enjoy unparalleled, state-of-the-art movie-watching experiences across an array of Universal physical and digital titles,” said Michael Bonner, Executive Vice President, Digital Distribution, UPHE.“We have launched a new era of picture-quality technology with HDR10+, providing an amplified vivid viewing experience for consumers” said Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of R&D Team, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Based on Samsung Electronics’ unique technology and proficiency, we will continue to expand our alliances with premier partners like Universal to provide consumers with the best HDR content possible.”Samsung Electronics has been collaborating with various companies such as movie studios and OTT operators since the formation of the HDR10+ LLC in August, 2017, leading the next generation HDR technology and expanding the ecosystem. In addition to Korea, Japan and the US, Samsung will continue to strengthen the HDR10+ logo and certification program partnership in other territories around the world.The HDR10+ certification / logo operating program consists of sharing detailed specifications of technology and test, providing a certification logo and user guide, and certifying the device through a third-party testing laboratory. Logo and technology fees are free. Additional details can be found at www.hdr10plus.org.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-04-04 16:05

[사진=연합뉴스]Seoul, Korea, April 3, 2019 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today held a press conference at its Seoul headquarters to announce the beginning of the age of Hyper-Innovation with 5G. The company introduced in detail its unrivalled competitiveness in 5G network along with 5G price plans and services.■ Unmatched 5G network competitivenessSK Telecom stated that its 5G network is the best in terms of coverage, speed and safety.SK Telecom has secured the widest 5G network coverage in Korea. As of 6:00 p.m. April 2, 2019, it has built a total of 34,000 units of 5G base stations.The company has rolled out its 5G network in data traffic-concentrated areas, including main areas of 85 cities nationwide (Seoul, six metropolitan cities, etc.), university districts, KTX, sports stadiums, expressways, subway lines (Seoul and Seoul Metropolitan Area) and beaches.In particular, it is expanding in-building coverage centered around 120 department stores, shopping malls and airports throughout the nation. Through the application of its self-developed ‘Total In-building Solution,’ SK Telecom provides four times faster in-building data rates than its competitors by utilizing four antennas of a smartphone.In the second half of 2019, SK Telecom will expand 5G network coverage to nationwide subways, national parks and festival sites.With the development and application of 4G-5G dual connectivity technology, SK Telecom’s 5G network supports up to 2.7Gbps data transmission speed, which makes it ideal for streaming and downloading ultra-large volume VR and UHD content. For instance, while it takes more than one minute to download a 12GB VR content via 5G network alone, it takes only 36 seconds to download the same content over SK Telecom’s 4G-5G aggregated network.SK Telecom’s 5G network is also designed to flawlessly support services that require ultra-low latency such as smart factory and autonomous driving.Moreover, SK Telecom has secured the safest 5G network by applying quantum cryptography technologies to eliminate the risk of hacking and eavesdropping.■ 5G Price PlansSK Telecom has introduced 5GX price plans to be launched on April 5, 2019. 5GX price plans consist of four different plans.‘Slim’ offers 8GB of data (1Mbps speed after data cap) at KRW 55,000 month and ‘5GX Standard’ comes with 150GB of data (5Mbps after data cap) at KRW 75,000 per month.Those who subscribe to ‘5GX Prime’ or ‘5GX Platinum’ until the end of June 2019 will be able to use unlimited data without speed restrictions at KRW 89,000 and KRW 125,000 per month, respectively.Compared to its LTE price plans, the company is offering the same amount of 5G data at lower prices. For instance, ‘5GX Standard,’ which provides 150GB of monthly data allowance, costs KRW 4,000 less than T Plan Family (LTE plan) priced at KRW 79,000 per month.Considering that subscribers to selective contract discount plans can receive 25 percent discount from these prices, their monthly 5G plan costs become more affordable.SK Telecom plans to update its price plans after analyzing the data usage patterns of subscribers of unlimited plans.■ Attractive 5G ServicesSK Telecom announced that it has secured around 8,000 different content in diverse areas including game, ultra-high definition (UHD), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and communications.In the Game area, SK Telecom has joined hands with Riot Games to create VR and AR versions of League of Legends(LoL) Champions Korea, the most-watched esports game in Korea, and begin broadcasting the games exclusively from the first half of 2019.The company will offer five different games including the world’s No.1 VR game Gunjack. Through partnership with Hatch, SK Telecom will exclusively provide 5+ streaming game content. It also plans to begin offering Kartrider VR under cooperation with Nexon.SK Telecom plans to offer ‘Harry Potter AR’ in the first half of 2019 through partnership with Niantic.The has also launched the ‘SKT 5GX’ section within its OTT video service ‘oksusu’ to offer a rich variety of media contents that can be experienced via 5G. ‘SKT 5GX’ consists of three different menus namely ‘VR’, ‘5G MAX’ and ‘UHD’.The VR menu provides diverse VR content related to idol stars, sports games and movies. It exclusively offers a wide variety of K-pop VR content to provide K-pop fans with an immersive VR experience to feel as if their favorite idol star is standing right in front of them. It also features one-on-one VR fitness and golf lessons; VR tour of famous art galleries of both home and abroad; and a 360-degree VR trip of twenty different cities in the world including Rome and New York.The ‘5G MAX’ menu provides an immersive UHD video watching experience. By wearing a VR headset, users can enjoy the latest movies, documentaries and extreme sports on a large screen resembling an IMAX theater.The ‘UHD’ menu offers UHD (4K or higher) dramas, entertainment shows and music channel content. While watching a UHD video, users can pinch zoom the screen to enlarge the image by up to four times without quality degradations.Furthermore, for sports fans, oksusu is offering ultra-widescreen broadcasting (12K UHD), which is three times wider than the existing UHD, as well as live broadcasting of sports games that are delivered 15 seconds earlier than other services. It also offers ‘5GX social VR,’ a service that enables multiple users to watch baseball games together in a virtual reality environment.SK Telecom also plans to upgrade ‘T Phone,’ which is being used by 13 million subscribers in Korea, to ‘5G T Phone’ that supports UHD voice and video calling.Until the end of June 2019, SK Telecom will apply a zero-rating policy to users of the ‘SKT 5GX’ section of oksusu to enable them to enjoy VR and UHD video content with no data deducted from their monthly data cap. The company will also provide up to 5GB of free data for users of its mobile games and VR games.SK Telecom will work with diverse companies to expand its zero-rating policy so as to boost the ecosystem for 5G services and content.The company will also alleviate customer’s cost burden by applying cutting-edge technologies like ‘5G Media Compression Technology,’ which reduces data consumption by more than 30 percent, and HEVC codec, which can decrease content capacity by up to 50 percent.Meanwhile, SK Telecom has demonstrated diverse 5G services including ‘Social VR’ and VR games at the 5G launching event held prior to the press conference. The company also introduced EXO, one of the most popular idol group in the world, Kim Yuna, Olympic figure skating gold medalist, and Lee Sang-hyeok(“Faker”), a professional LOL player, as the world’s first 5G subscribers to experience the new world of 5G.“The AR, VR and cloud games unveiled today only mark the beginning of the age of Hyper-Innovation brought by 5G,” said Park Jung-ho, the Chief Executive Officer of SK Telecom. “SK Telecom will continue to introduce 5G-based innovative services to lead all areas of New ICT.”[WikiLeaks Korea=by Junhyeok Shin]

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-04-03 10:30

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, on Thursday announced that it has developed a 3rd-generation 10-nanometer-class (1z-nm) eight-gigabit (Gb) Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) DRAM for the first time in the industry. In just 16 months since it began mass producing the 2nd-generation 10nm-class (1y-nm) 8Gb DDR4, development of 1z-nm 8Gb DDR4 without the use of Extreme Ultra-Violet (EUV) processing has pushed the limits of DRAM scaling even further.As 1z-nm becomes the industry’s smallest memory process node, Samsung is now primed to respond to increasing market demands with its new DDR4 DRAM that has more than 20-percent higher manufacturing productivity compared to the previous 1y-nm version.Mass production of the 1z-nm 8Gb DDR4 will begin within the second half of this year to accommodate next-generation enterprise servers and high-end PCs expected to be launched in 2020.“Our commitment to break through the biggest challenges in technology has always driven us toward greater innovation. We are pleased to have laid the groundwork again for stable production of next-generation DRAM that ensures the highest performance and energy efficiency,” said Jung-bae Lee, executive vice president of DRAM product & technology, Samsung Electronics. “As we build out our 1z-nm DRAM lineup, Samsung is aiming to support its global customers in their deployment of cutting-edge systems and enabling proliferation of the premium memory market.”Samsung’s development of the 1z-nm DRAM paves the way for an accelerated global IT transition to next-generation DRAM interfaces such as DDR5, LPDDR5 and GDDR6 that will power a wave of future digital innovation. Subsequent 1z-nm products with higher capacities and performance will allow Samsung to strengthen its business competitiveness and solidify its leadership in the premium DRAM market for applications that include servers, graphics and mobile devices.Following a full validation with a CPU manufacturer for eight-gigabyte (GB) DDR4 modules, Samsung will be actively collaborating with global customers to deliver an array of upcoming memory solutions.In line with current industry needs, Samsung plans to increase the portion of its main memory production at its Pyeongtaek site, while working with its global IT clients to meet the rising demand for state-of-the-art DRAM products.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-03-22 16:51