Samsung building five R&D centers at $900 million apiece - from creativity incubator to applied materials

Samsung building five R&D centers at $900 million apiece - from creativity incubator to applied materials
Samsung spends a whole lot of money on research and development, trying to stuff optical zoom in a phone that is less than 25mm thick for the next Zoom edition. We kid, but the Korean giant is apparently stepping up its R&D efforts on all fronts, as plans were unveiled to open 5 innovation centers, at a total cost of $4.5 billion, some of which will open as soon as next summer.

Each new R&D establishment will be focusing on different aspect of the innovation process - from a creative ideas incubator, through applied materials science projects, to components, flat screens and chipset research. One of these centers, near Suwon, will be dedicated exclusively to smart devices, so we'll keep a watchful eye on what will be cooking over there. As per one Samsung research scientist:


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17 Comments

1. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

So this is what they are going to spend to create gimmicks? OMG! Give the money to the poor instead.

2. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

lol why would they give money to poor people for no reason? they earned it

3. SleepingOz unregistered

Open your non-Samsung devices and see how many parts in there, were actually developed and manufactured by Samsung. Now you know where all the R&D money invested by Samsung are going.

6. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Haters are so blind, those Samsung parts will read something else in their eyes,, let innovators do what they do best:-)

5. SleepingOz unregistered

The last one; $825m, wow that's nearly one R&D center!

8. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Atleast they are not the same with other manufacturers that focus only on design and giving their phone the latest hardware from Qualcomm, Sharp, SAMSUNG etc.. Immature hater

9. SleepingOz unregistered

Some of them don't even bother to give their customers the latest hardware.

11. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

at least they could spend some millions in smartphones DESIGN

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And what bout Apple? They have no idea how too spend their cash.

7. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The more reason why my next phone is definitely a Samsung brand :-)

10. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

On the design front, am closing my fingers to see what comes of the carbon fibre deal.

14. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

How do you close your fingers?

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The same way you cross your eyes ! XD

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well done Sammy, this is good news and takes one more step to shut those haters up!

13. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Actually, this is not just the only news to shut the haters down.. There is the Carbon Fiber deal, the manufacturing process automation, the Development of more competitive Software Dev Team(s:Androidauthority), etc etc Even though galaxies have topnotch camera, i am hoping that they will master some camera technology to fight against cybershot and pureview..

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now this is how you spend money on r&d. Can't wait too see what Samsung will create next.

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