Innovation is crucial to Samsung's business. As new technologies are being constantly introduced to the market, speed is essential for remain-ing competitive in today's digital era, and new markets have to be pioneered continuously.Through the interplay of creative, imaginative people; a global R&D network; an organization that encourages collaboration and cooperation among business partners all along the supply chain; and a strong commitment to ongoing investment, Samsung has put R&D at the heart of everything we do. People
One of Samsung's strongest assets is our team of talented researchers and engineers. More than a quarter of all Samsung employees—42,000 people—work everyday in research and development, and we expect that number to surpass 50,000 by 2010. At—and among—our 42 research facilities around the world, they collaborate on strategic technologies for the future and original technologies designed to forge new market trends and set new standards for excellence. Organization
Samsung's R&D organization has three layers. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Samsung's technology competitiveness in core business areas, identifies growth engines for the future, and oversees the securing and management of technology. The R&D centers of each business focus on technology that is expected to deliver the most promising long-term results. Division product development teams are responsible for commercializing products scheduled to hit the market within one or two years. Investment
A critical way that Samsung responds to the highly uncertain business environment and the increasingly competitive marketplace is through our commitment to R&D. Each year we invest at least 9% of our sales...