Samsung Electronics to Set Up Research Center in Russia
Apr 8, 2004
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Samsung Electronics Co. has said that it will establish a display research center in Russia, seeking to utilize the country's advanced military technologies in its development of next-generation televisions.

Russia was selected as the site of the center due to its strong competitive edges in military technologies, chemistry, physics, and other basic sciences, company officials said.

Samsung's Russian R&D center, which is to open in June, will be responsible for the development of the electronics giant's next-generation TV models that would succeed its plasma display panel (PDP) and liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, the officials said.

Russia is known to have already developed advanced technologies in optics through the application of its state-of-the-art military technologies.

"Commercialization of Russia's military technologies will be very useful in the development of new-concept TV models," said Park Young-jun, a senior vice president of Samsung Electronics.

Samsung's Russian R&D center is to start with 10 to 20 local researchers, with a number of Russian military technology experts scheduled to work as its advisers. Samsung has already developed an ultra-slim notebook PC, using the Russian military's special coating technology. (Yonhap)

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