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Samsung looking to break its R&D spending record next year, mobile chips and OLED displays in focus

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Samsung looking to break its R&D spending record next year, mobile chips and OLED displays in focus
South Korean media cited company officials today that Samsung is planning to expand its Research and Development spending, as well as build new factories to the tune of 33 trillion Korean won, which is the mind-numbing $39 billion.

The bulk of these investments is destined for the company's "system LSI business", which is mobile processors and OLED displays, which sounds like music to our ears. 15 trillion won will be invested in silicon next year, and 8 trillion of those will go towards mobile chips.

The LCD business investment is receiving a 2 trillion axe, which is essentially halving it, but OLED display development will get 7 trillion won more next year. 

Hopefully that will result in the Super AMOLED HD+ of our dreams arriving sooner than Q2 2012. The bulk of this increased OLED investment will probably go towards TV screens, but we hope some of it will trickle down to the mobile business, seeing that it was breaking the charts last quarter, while TVs stagnated.

source: Reuters

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posted on 09 Nov 2011, 09:02 8

1. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Samsung will definitely be one of APPLE's worst nightmare for next year!!!! can't wait for Super AMOLED HD+... wooot... woot...

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 09:04 7

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3849; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes it looks like Samsung will have the best smartphones of 2012 also! I love the way Samsung is going about its business!

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 09:06 7

3. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wooooooo hoooooo!! that means more cool stuff for us!! lol

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 09:10 7

4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


sammy is already beatin shi* outta crapple.... wowwwwwww

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 09:21 4

5. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


oh no..... i just remembered more lawsuits from apple.... XD

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 09:51 6

6. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


and PA please tell that how sammy is the best smart phone maker out there without suing people. they spend more on R & D than anybody else out there. unlike crapple.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 09:56 5

7. hunted (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Samsung will be the only mobile manufacturer if they go in this pace, way to go sammy!!!

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 10:34 5

8. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


And apple will spend the same amount of money for lawsuits ...

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 10:34 3

9. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


yeah and people say samsung dont inovate

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 18:19

10. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


More cool stuff for the lower end of the android OEMs to copycat and make knockoffs from. The is the problem for the innovators -- they spend so much in R&D only to have the competitors make a copy at a fraction of the RD spend, respectively,

The more Samsung spends, the more they lose to copycat android OEMs.

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