“The camera has become a key differentiator in the current, highly competitive global smartphone market. Via the dual camera zoom solution pioneered by Corephotonics and the access we have now gained to their technology, it is possible to greatly expand upon our current smartphone camera capabilities. This will take us closer than ever before to the imaging performance that would normally be associated with an SLR..”
EVP Hong, CMO of SEMCO
About the company:
Established in 1973, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has become a remarkable developer and manufacturer of key electronic components not only in Korea but also in other parts of the world.
The Chinese Hanja root word of Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ Korean name “삼성전기” (Samsung Jeon-Gi) is 三星電機 with Jeon (전, 電, Diàn in Chinese), which means electricity, and Gi (기, 機, Jī), which means machine. The full name of Samsung Electro-Mechanics in English is Samsung Electromechanics, referring again to electronics and machinery.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics has began as a producer of audio/video parts, which has been the foundation of the company to lead the technological autonomy of the parts industry in Korea. During the ’80s, Samsung Electro-Mechanics diversified its business and included materials and computer parts on its business scope, while during the ’90s, it placed its focus on the development of next-generation products, including chip components, telecommunications parts, and optic parts.
Since the turn of the century, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has been leveraging its technological excellence in key areas, such as high-frequency wireless materials and power/precision mechanics to further develop its strategic technology and to generate synergic effect in its businesses. With this, Samsung Electro-Mechanics continues to focus on developing its business in boards, chip parts, camera modules, and communication modules with the aim to become the world leader in each of those fields. Samsung Electro-Mechanics will continue to expand its business portfolio through quality enhancement, technological advancement, and development of new products. It also aims to foster next-generation business opportunities to make its next leap as the leader in the electronic parts industry.