Samsung to Split Into Two Major Divisions
Samsung announced a restructuring plan that has the company dividing operations in half. One half will focus on cell phones, TVs and other consumer products. It will be called the Digital Media and Communications division. The other half will focus on the manufacture of components such as displays and memory chips and will be called the Device Solution division. Samsung remains the world's largest manufacturer of Flash memory chips and LCDs. The move is being made in response to softening demand for Samsung's products.
Samsung Releases Focus, a Combined Email and Calendar App
Samsung recently made a new productivity app called Samsung Focus available to its Android devices. Focus handles basic productivity functions, including email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and memos all in a single application.
Samsung Forges New Business Explicitly for Contract Chips
Samsung has split its processor manufacturing business into two units so the company can better handle outside clients. Samsung makes a lot of silicon and much of it, such as the Exynos processor line, ends up in Samsung smartphones, tablets, and other products.
Samsung Making 256 GB Storage Chips for Phones
Samsung has begun manufacturing memory modules that offer as much as 256 GB of storage. The new embedded memory chips use Universal Flash Storage 2.0.
Samsung to Invest $1B In Austin SoC Plant
Samsung today announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in its Austin chip facility during the first half of 2017. The company said the investment will improve its ability to manufacture system-on-a-chip products for mobile and electronic devices.
Samsung Shows Off 128GB Embedded Flash Module
Samsung today announced that it is producing embedded memory modules for flagship smartphones using the new Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard. UFS is a generational leap compared to the eMMC standard, which is used widely in mobile devices today.
Long Overdue Decision
At its very roots, Samsung is a manufacturer and is very good at making lots of 'stuff' very quickly and efficiently. When they decided to be a player in the furious world of electronics as a branded name, they had no experience at sales and marketing but was over confident enough that their name would make them a fast and huge success.
Their fatal flaw has always been that they did not fully grasp how business is done in America which is for the most part the front lines of the tech industry and is the toughest market to penetrate. They brought their manufacturer mentality and their culture to the U.S. expecting a slam dunk. They were often very conf...