четверг, 29 июня 2017 г.

LG начнёт поставки ЖК-панелей для Samsung в июле




Samsung Electronics начнёт выпуск телевизоров с жидкокристаллическими панелями от своего ближайшего конкурента LG Display с июля, сообщили индустриальные источники.
Согласно их данным, дисплейное подразделение конгломерата LG займётся производством высококачественных 40- и 60-дюймовых LED-панелей для Samsung на заводах P7 и P8, расположенных в провинции Кёнги.
"Две фирмы вели переговоры о контрактных условиях, включая график производства, в течение полугода и недавно пришли к соглашению", - сообщил бизнес-порталу источник на условиях анонимности.
До конца 2017 года Samsung получит от LG от 700.000 до 1.000.000 панелей.
Samsung, крупнейший в мире производитель телевизоров, ранее использовал в некоторых партиях своей продукции ЖК-панели японской компании Sharp, которая обязалась поставить южнокорейскому техногиганту 4-5 миллионов экземпляров. После того, как разорившаяся Sharp грубо нарушила свои долгосрочные обязательства в декабре прошлого года, что было связано с желанием её нового владельца в лице тайваньской Foxconn, Samsung пришлось обратиться к LG Display.
Недостающее количество LED-панелей Samsung планирует покрыть в ближайшие месяцы за счёт поставок от китайских и тайваньских производителей BOE и Innolux.
Что же касается Sharp и её новой хозйки Foxconn, то им, по всей видимости, придётся заплатить крупную неустойку южнокорейскому вендору. Как ранее сообщали местные СМИ, юристы Samsung уже подали соответствующие документы в судебные инстанции.  

Samsung to start producing TVs fitted with LG panels in July

Samsung Electronics will produce TVs featuring LCD panels supplied by its crosstown rival LG Display from July, industry sources said on June 28. 
Sources said LG Display will start producing the 40- and 60-inch panels for Samsung’s high-end TVs from as early as next month at its P7 and P8 plants in Paju, Gyeonggi Province.
“The two firms have negotiated contract conditions, including the production schedule, over the past six months and have recently come to an agreement,” an industry source told The Investor on condition of anonymity. 
The source said about 700,000 to 1 million units of the LG panels are expected to be supplied to Samsung this year. Samsung, the world’s largest TV maker, used to secure 4-5 million LCD panels from Japanese display maker Sharp.
After Sharp abruptly broke its long-term partnership with Samsung in December last year, Samsung tapped LG for supplies of larger LCDs. Sharp, owned by Taiwan’s Foxconn, suspended supply to Samsung possibly to focus more on producing its own LCD TVs. 
Samsung also plans to secure LCDs for its TV sets from Chinese and Taiwanese display makers, including BOE and Innolux, to fill up the deficit from Sharp in the coming months.

Samsung объявил о сотрудничестве с Red Bull в создании экстремального спортивного контента для демонстрации возможностей QLED TV





Корпорация Samsung Electronics объявила, что с сегодняшнего дня начинает демонстрацию серии видеопрограмм, отснятых совместно с австрийской компанией Red Bull в целях продвижения своей новейшей линейки QLED-телевизоров на TIZEN OS.
В рамках проекта "Неожиданный ракурс" захватывающие видеоролики будут демонстрироваться на телевизорах QLED Smart TV в фирменных магазинах Samsung по всему миру.
Первое 4-минутное видео, которое было отснято в самых живописных культовых уголках Марокко, демонстрирует невероятные трюки в исполнении известных профессиональных спортсменов-экстремалов.
PR-менеджаеры Samsung заявили, что планируют установить более тесные контакты с Red Bull и представить красочные, поражающие воображение ролики в максимально возможном качестве 4K HDR, полностью оценить которое можно только на QLED-телевизорах последних серий. В дальнейшем видео планируется распространить по соцсетям.
Red Bull - известный производитель энергетических напитков, который является крупным спонсором различных экстремальных видов спорта.
Во многих странах Samsung предоставляет доступ к видеоконтенту Red Bull посредством своих смарт-телевизоров и Blu-ray плееров с функцией Smart TV. Для просмотра достаточно установить соответствующий виджет, загрузив его из магазина приложений.

Samsung and Red Bull Explore Unchartered Terrain for “See the Unexpected” Video Series

Samsung Electronics, in collaboration with Red Bull, announced today it will release a series of videos “See the Unexpected,” featuring top extreme sports athletes showcasing their skills throughout iconic locations in Morocco. “See the Unexpected” combines the talents of Red Bull athletes with Samsung TVs that deliver the best in television picture quality in one distinct video series.
“With the “See the Unexpected” series, we wanted to showcase the unique talents of these athletes against some of the most beautiful backdrops and locations in the world,” said Sunghee Han, Vice President of Samsung’s Visual Display business. “When watching the video series on Samsung QLED TVs, which are able to produce 100 percent color volume, viewers can witness the incredible detail, vibrant colors and every frame of the action in the best picture quality available.”
The “See the Unexpected” video series features Red Bull athletes including parkour athlete, Jason Paul, motorcyclist Robbie Maddison and wakeboarder Felix Georgii. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Jason Paul is world-class free runner who spends his time travelling the world, turning cities into playgrounds. Paul was named Red Bull’s Art of Motion champion from 2010 to 2012. Robbie Maddison, born in Australia, holds the world record for the highest jump in motorcycling and has also won the Best Stunt with a Vehicle honor at the Taurus World Stunt Awards in 2013 for his work in the film “Skyfall.” Felix Georgii, born in Germany, is pushing the boundaries of wakeboarding by focusing on hitting gnarly rails and ledges.
With Morocco serving as the backdrop in the video series, the athletes took their talents to “unexpected” places to perform various high-action maneuvers, with locations including Chefchaouen, known as the “Blue City” for its vibrant color, a swimming pool in Marrakech and a port city named Essaouira. Each location was selected to highlight the juxtaposition between the unique and colorful locations of Morocco with the impeccable talents of each athlete and their performances.
Through the partnership, Samsung and Red Bull are aiming to showcase uncharted destinations and share new and surprising action that normally wouldn’t take place in these locations. In bringing together the best in extreme sports and the best in picture quality, viewers are able to see first-hand the top-quality performance of Samsung’s premium televisions, as well as the capabilities and talent of Red Bull athletes.
“Working with two of the world’s most elite brands in such an amazing location has been a highlight of my career,” stated Red Bull athlete, Robbie Maddison. “We took an incredible adventure and produced some amazing content that I’m honored to share. Playing sports in unusual locations was very surreal and it’s been a dream to collaborate with other elite athletes like Felix and Jason to create this visual masterpiece in the best quality available.”
The videos, along with a 30-minute documentary piece, will launch on Samsung’s TV Plus channel, as well as Samsung and Red Bull digital channels on June 29. Customers who visit select Samsung retail locations can view the four-minute “See the Unexpected” video on Samsung’s large-scale QLED TV screen.
To learn more about Samsung televisions, please visit www.samsung.com.
To learn more about Red Bull, visit http://redbull.com.

Samsung Galaxy S8 и Galaxy S8+ получили награды на AMO 2017 в Шанхае




В этом году мобильные флагманы Samsung Galaxy S8 и S8+ были анонсированы после барселонской Mobile World Congress 2017, поэтому не имели возможности бороться за звание лучших новинок выставки. Однако справедливость восторжествовала на летнем мероприятии Asia Mobile Awards (AMO 2017) в Шанхае, где аппараты всё-таки получили награду ассоциации GSMA.
Galaxy S8 и S8+ удостоены главной премии AMO, которая является азиатским аналогом Global Mobile Awards, вручаемой в рамках MWC в Барселоне в первом квартале каждого года. Победителя в номинации «Лучший смартфон» определяло жюри из ведущих журналистов, аналитиков и других влиятельных представителей рынка мобильной электроники. Награду получил исполнительный вице-президент Samsung Electronics China Тун Ван (Tong Wang).
Одной из главных особенностей дизайна новинок стал изогнутый по бокам экран, занимающий почти всю лицевую панель, что стало очередным поворотным пунктом в отрасли, где Samsung уже давно задаёт главные тренды.
Накануне к уже имеющейся цветовой гамме смартфонов корпорация прибавила два новых решения: Galaxy S8+ получил розовый вариант (Rose Pink), а S8 — голубой (Blue Coral).
Напомним, что Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ бьют рекорды продаж в сегменте топовых мобильных устройств не только в Южной Корее, где они разрабатывались, но и на многих других ключевых рынках.


Samsung Electronics announced today that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ earned ‘Best Smartphone’ honors at the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards (‘the AMOs’), held each year to recognize game-changing mobile innovations at Asia’s largest mobile event, Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
Organized in coordination with the GSMA, this year’s MWC Shanghai runs from June 28 through July 1. The event provides mobile industry professionals and leading corporations in Asia with an excellent opportunity to showcase their latest innovations, and allows attendees to take a sneak peek at the future of mobile technologies.
This year’s AMOs were held on the evening of June 28 at the DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. The awards celebrate companies whose mobile products and services exhibit exceptional innovation.
For ‘Best Smartphone,’ a panel of leading journalists, analysts and market influencers assess entries based on a wide array of criteria ranging from physical design and UX (user experience) to performance, simplicity of use, value for money and sheer innovation.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were designed to offer a smartphone experience without limits, and feature a bezel-less design, smooth contours and an immersive Infinity Display that allow users to enjoy new levels of functionality and convenience.


Samsung Electronics has officially released its sixth color edition of the Galaxy S8+ 64GB model: Rose Pink.
Starting June 30, the Rose Pink version of the smartphone will be available in select markets including South Korea and Taiwan.*
Inspired by nature, the new hue envelops the device, creating a sense of unity and fluidity between the glass and metal of the phone’s body. The Rose Pink color itself is simultaneously sophisticated and modern, adding to the overall aesthetics of the device, intensifying the depth of its design.
Featuring a sleek, bezel-less design that flows over the phone’s sides, the Galaxy S8+ incorporates cutting edge mobile technologies that enhance the user experience. Included among these features are its immersive Infinity Display, unified UX, Dual Pixel camera and Bixby intelligent interface.
In addition to the new hue, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold.

*Specific availability details will be announced by each market’s wireless providers and regional Samsung offices.

Samsung вложит в американское полупроволдниковое отделение ещё миллиард долларов и построит звод в Южной Каролине







Конгломерат Samsung инвестирует ещё порядка 1 миллиарда долларов в свои производственные объекты в Остине (США, штат Техас). Наращивание производства связано с "четвёртой промышленной революцией", поскольку южнокорейский техногигант уверен, что спрос на полупроводники будет взрывным из-за бурного развития IoT-экосистем (интернета вещей).
Завод в Остине занимается производством новейших однокристальных систем для различных электронных устройств. С момента запуска американского полупроводникового подразделения Samsung вложил в него 16 миллиардов долларов.
Помимо этого, Samsung увеличивает производство флэш-памяти NAND. В ближайшие дни будет открыт крупнейший в мире завод по производству такой продукции в Пхёнтайке (Южная Корея). До конца 2017 года Samsung намерен довести свою долю на глобальном рынке памяти V-NAND до 50%.
Одновременно Samsung официально объявил о начале строительства нового завода по производству бытовой техники стоимостью $380 миллионов в Ньюберри (штат Южная Каролина, США). Подписание документов состоялось накануне визита недавно избранного президента Южной Кореи Мун Джей-ина в США. Таким образом южнокорейский бизнес даёт понять, что готов вкладывать в американскую экономику в свете решений новой американской администрации во главе с президентом Трампом, пообещавшем избирателям "вернуть рабочие места в страну".
Как сообщают местные СМИ, южнокорейские компании уже объявили, что намерены вложить в развитие своего бизнеса на территории Соединённых Штатов не менее  35 миллиардов долларов в течение ближайших пяти лет.

Samsung boosts investment in Austin chip plant for 4th industrial revolution

South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics is preparing for the “fourth industrial revolution” by mass producing faster and more efficient chips for smart and connected devices with always-on displays, cementing its leadership in the global memory market.
As part of its latest move, the Korean chipmaker made around $1 billion worth of investments in its production facilities in Austin, Texas, as of this month. The facilities are operated for advanced system-on-chip products, which are supplied for mobile and other electronic devices.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor, the operator of Samsung’s chip production in the US, contributed $3.6 billion into the regional economy of central Texas in 2015, according to a local study there. The company also supported 10,755 jobs in the area and $498 million in annual salaries. Since its establishment in 1997, Samsung has invested more than $16 billion on the expansion and maintenance of its Austin facility.
The newest investment is interpreted as Samsung’s intention to enhance its system LIS chip business along with its powerful memory chip business, as it foresees growth in demand for various System-on-Chip products in the era of the fourth industrial revolution. 
In order to support the production of faster and more efficient chips and processors, Samsung has unveiled a roadmap for a comprehensive foundry process technology, which aims to improve the process technology to more sophisticated levels. 
Beyond the current second-generation 10-nanometer Fin FET process technology, Samsung plans to further develop an 8-nanometer process technology by this year, a 7-nanometer by 2018 and a 4-nanometer by 2020. The smaller the nanometer size, the more advanced chips with larger storage space will be.  
“The inclusion of the process technologies above will enable an explosion of new devices that will connect consumers in ways never seen before,” said Yoon Jong-shik, executive vice president of the foundry business at Samsung Electronics at the Samsung Foundry Forum held in Santa Clara, US, in May. 
US-based Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor is produced on Samsung’s 10-nanometer Fin FET process technology.  
While continuing to invest in advancing the process technologies, Samsung is ramping up efforts to reinforce its No. 1 position in the memory market as well.
It announced earlier this month it had begun the mass production of 64-layer, 256-Gigabit V-NAND flash memory chips and would apply the cutting-edge technology to the company’s lineup of storage solutions for servers, PCs and mobile applications. 
The Samsung 64-layer 3-bit 256-GB V-NAND features a data transfer speed of 1 gigabits per second, which is the fastest among currently available NAND flash memory. The new 64-layer V-NAND provides a more than 30 percent productivity gain compared to the 48-layer 256 GB V-NAND that preceded it.
Global demand for 3-D NAND flash chips is on the rise as the consumption of data on mobile devices is growing at an explosively rate. The global NAND flash market is forecast to rise 6.1 percent on average annually by 2020, according market researcher IHS Markit. Samsung is already the world’s largest NAND chip provider with a 36.7 percent market share. 
The company will start operation of a new NAND chip plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, at the end of this month, in order to respond to the growing demand and help ease the current short supply.  
To solidify its leadership in the memory market, Samsung intends to expand production of the latest V-NAND chips to above 50 percent of its monthly NAND production by the end of the year, the company said. 
Samsung also started mass-producing a processor designed exclusively for Internet of Things platforms, another major area of the upcoming fourth industrial revolution.  
The tech giant’s processor is named “Exynos i T200,” designed to support secure mobile communications among IoT platforms. Samsung hopes to expand its presence in the global IoT industry with the new processor. 
“The latest announcements of the mass production of the Exynos processor and 64-layer V-NAND flash chips are part of Samsung’s moves toward the next industrial revolution, considering growing consumption of massive data,” a Samsung official said.

Samsung inks deal for US$380m appliance plant in South Carolina

Samsung Electronics officially announced on June 28 that the company will build a home appliance factory with US$380 million worth of investment in South Carolina, marking the company’s first major investment in the US since it relocated production facilities for US exports to Mexico in the early 1990s. 
The announcement was made during South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Washington for his first summit with US President Donald Trump. 
Yoon Boo-keun, president of the consumer electronics division of Samsung Electronics, flew to Washington, as part of a group of business leaders who accompanied the president, with the intention of making the announcement. 
Yoon held a ceremony with South Carolina State Gov. Henry McMaster at a hotel in Washington to sign a letter of intent for the construction of the $380 million plant in Newberry County of South Carolina. 
Samsung said it had been examining several sites to build a home appliances factory in the US for the past three years in order to secure a production stronghold for the world’s largest home appliances market.   
Samsung topped the US home appliances market with a 17.3 percent share last year, beating its US rival Whirlpool, according to market researcher Traqline. 
It is not the first factory to be run by Samsung in the US. The Korean electronics giant had operated small production facilities for color TVs and microwave ovens in New Jersey from 1984 through 1990. The facilities were shut down due to the completion of a larger factory in Mexico in 1991, where a majority of the company’s home appliances exported to the US market are produced. 
Samsung has also been operating a production line for built-in products, which the Korean company took over from California-based Dacor last September. 
The new South Carolina plant is expected to help ease mounting pressure on Korean manufacturers from the Trump administration, amid its protectionist moves. 
Since early this year, rumors had been circulated that Samsung would make a move to build a new factory for home appliances in the US. 
In February, US President Trump bewildered Samsung by tweeting a message, which read “Thank you, @Samsung! We would love to have you!” At the time, Samsung did not make an official response. 
According to the company, it finally picked South Carolina during the second half of 2016 due to its wide pool of seasoned workers, advanced supply chains and outstanding logistical infrastructure. 
By having a local production base, Samsung would be able to avoid accusations by American manufacturers like Whirlpool, which filed a petition last month to impose safeguard tariffs on Samsung products that are being produced outside the country. 
Samsung aims to start operating the factory by producing washing machines early next year. 
Once the facility begins full operations, it will create an estimated 950 new jobs, according to the company. 
“Samsung will strengthen its 40-yearlong presence in the US by securing this new production hub,” as well as enhancing ties with American consumers, engineers and businesses,” Yoon said.  
“Samsung’s investment is great news for South Carolina and the United States, and it is a direct reflection of the fact that America is becoming an even stronger destination for global businesses looking to grow,” said United States Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “I congratulate Samsung on its expansion in the United States and wish the company success as it starts up its new facility in South Carolina.”

Korean firms announce US$35b investments in US before president’s visit

Major Korean corporates including Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor, SK and LG pledged to spend more than US$35 billion in the US in five years, prior to President Moon Jae-in’s first visit to the US, according to Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry on June 29.
Samsung Electronics announced that it will invest US$380 million to build a home appliance factory in South Carolina, its first in the US. The tech giant has also earmarked US$1.5 billion for its semiconductor plant in Austin, Texas, by 2020. 
LG Electronics is building a US$250 million home appliance factory in Tennessee with capacity to manufacture 1 million washing machines a year, and US$300 million headquarters in New Jersey, both by 2019.
SK plans to spend US$4.4 billion in the coming five years to further expand into the energy sector where it already has shale gas and LNG projects in Oklahoma and Texas. It has inked an MOU with GE and Continental Resource. 
Hyundai Motor Group pledged that to spend US$3.1 billion to develop new automobiles and engines and advanced technologies including those for self-driving. 
Doosan, CJ, LS and GS groups also unveiled plans to expand investments in the US while small and medium tech firms, such as CrucialTec and Exicon will further accelerate their foothold in the market, either through advancing technologies or securing labs and manufacturing facilities.