Sam­sung vice chair­man vis­its R&D hub

The Korea Times - - BUSINESS -

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Vice Chair­man Lee Jae-yong vis­ited the com­pany’s re­search and devel­op­ment hub in Seoul on Wed­nes­day to dis­cuss strat­egy on fu­ture tech­nolo­gies, the com­pany said.

Lee vis­ited Sam­sung Re­search in south­ern Seoul with se­nior ex­ec­u­tives to dis­cuss tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ments in ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, next-gen­er­a­tion dis­plays, ro­bots and aug­mented re­al­ity, ac­cord­ing to Sam­sung.

“To­day’s Sam­sung was an im­pos­si­ble fu­ture in the past,” Lee was quoted as say­ing by the com­pany.

“We have to open up a new fu­ture with new tech­nolo­gies that don’t ex­ist to­day.”

It was the Sam­sung heir’s first pub­lic ap­pear­ance since the Supreme Court’s rul­ing on his bribery case on Sept. 26 and his fifth visit to the com­pany’s fac­to­ries and fa­cil­i­ties since Ja­pan tight­ened ex­port reg­u­la­tions on high-tech ma­te­ri­als in July.

The top court over­turned a lower court rul­ing that sus­pended the sen­tence for the de facto head of Sam­sung Group on a bribery case in­volv­ing for­mer Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye. With the court de­ci­sion, Lee has to pre­pare for an­other trial.

“We should keep do­ing what we have to do amid ris­ing un­cer­tain­ties,” Lee said. “We have to pre­pare thor­oughly and keep chal­leng­ing.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Korea, Republic

© PressReader. All rights reserved.