R&D facility focused on driving Canadian & global Samsung innovation in
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics, a global
leader in innovation in consumer electronics and IT technology,
announced the opening of its first Canadian R&D Centre in Vancouver,
British Columbia. The exciting new venture will focus on developing
Samsung's enterprise security solutions, while also providing global
technical support for the company's diverse B2B customers.
"Our new Canadian Samsung R&D facility is creating jobs in British
Columbia, a hub for technology innovation," said HT Kim, President and
CEO of Samsung Canada. "With a skilled Canadian talent base to draw
from, the team will help Samsung continue to lead the industry - both
at home and abroad - by driving product innovation."
Operations at the Samsung R&D Institute Canada began in 2013. The
announcement of the facility coincides with B.C. Premier Christy
Clark's trade mission to Asia, where she will visit Korea. Today, the
Canadian facility employs approximately 60 skilled software engineers,
designers and operations staff. As Samsung expands its R&D facilities
throughout the world to provide leading mobile experiences for
customers, the Samsung R&D Institute Canada will support the global
design, development, operation and technical support of Samsung
enterprise security solutions.
"We welcome Samsung's investment in B.C., and interest in Vancouver.
Companies like Samsung are investing here because they recognize the
advantages," said Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia. "A
highly-educated talent pool, competitive tax policies, a
business-friendly climate and AAA credit rating speak for themselves."
To fuel its innovation, Samsung invests heavily in R&D globally, in 2012
employing 67,000 and spending US $10.8 billion on the development of
future technologies. The new Canadian Samsung R&D Centre complements
Samsung's 33 R&D centres worldwide, including in the UK, U.S., China,
Russia, India, Japan, Israel and China.
About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning
consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal
computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices,
semiconductors and LED solutions. The Canadian arm, selected in 2013 as
one of Strategy Magazine's Brands of the Year, upholds Samsung's global
mission to open new possibilities for young minded consumers
everywhere, providing users premium experiences that are unparalleled
due to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result,
Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics industry
both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2013,
Samsung was ranked #8 in the Interbrand 100 Best Global Brands and was
named as one of Marketing Magazine's 2012 Top 10 Marketers of the Year
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SOURCE: Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
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