Vice Chairman – Samsung Electronics outlines roadmap for innovation in digital convergence

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, November 20 - 2002 @ 13:48

Mr. Yun used the event to introduce Samsung’s new line of products, which have been designed to deliver the future of digital convergence technologies across the Middle East and Africa, and Southeast Asia.

“With the advent of digital convergence technologies we are now talking about creating a new environment that comprises a family of connected devices which can be accessed from anywhere and anytime, across geographic boundaries. First-of-a kind products, such as the world’s largest PDP television at 63 inches and the Internet-enabled HomePad refrigerator, are some of the products that were used to illustrate how Samsung has expanded technology to offer unprecedented levels of digital entertainment to our regional, as well as global, consumers,” said Mr. Yun.

This year, Samsung Electronics has proven to be one of the giants of the consumer electronics industry, posting record-breaking figures in sales and profits at a time when the world’s IT market is emerging from a global slowdown.

“Current industry sentiment does not offer a growth-conducive environment, as has been the case in the past. In that respect, many companies have been in the news for recording depressed sales. However, at Samsung Electronics we have bucked this trend by seeing soaring growth figures. The company recorded $4.3 billion in sales during the 3rd quarter of 2002, while our Middle East revenues are expected to grow 40 per cent to $1.4 billion in 2002, making it the fastest growing global market,” added Mr. Yun.

Samsung’s new products underscore a commitment to bringing the power of digital technology to users with diverse interests and needs. Products highlighted at the Singapore event included:

63” PDP TV: Samsung’s HPL6315 is the world’s largest PDP TV that can be hung on your living room wall.

40” TFT-LCD TV: Samsung’s LS40A13W is at least ten inches larger than any other LCD TV available today. This is the flagship of Samsung’s TFT LCD TV lineup, which includes 15”, 17”, 22”, 29”, 32”, and 40” models.

17” TFT-LCD Monitor: The SyncMaster™ 172T, high-end TFT LCD monitor features an excellent viewing angle and stylish design.

HomePAD™ Refrigerator: Samsung’s new Internet Refrigerator incorporates cutting-edge technology in a traditional appliance. In addition to storing food, consumers can send and receive email, surf the Net and watch a favourite DVD by using the Internet refrigerator’s touch screen control panel, which also serves as a detachable handheld computer.

Portable DVDP: The L-100 is a technological marvel that has the largest screen among portable DVD players, while being the thinnest. This product is the best choice for movie enthusiasts on the go.

Ultra-compact Digital Camcorder: The VP-D590i is a full-featured digital camcorder in a diminutive package.

Personal Laser Printer: The ML-1510 is an exceptional choice for home and small business users who want the high speed of a laser printer while saving space.

Camera Phone: Perfect for business and family moments, Samsung’s new SGH-V200 comes with a built-in digital camera. Users can take and wirelessly send digital still high-resolution images.

Smart Phone SPH-i500: This Palm-compatible, 3G-enabled Internet-phone, gives consumers the convenience of a phone, PDA, and a positioning device. Its clamshell form factor makes the design one of the most compact smart phones on the market today.

“Samsung Electronics fervently believes in the power of technology to transform everyone’s life and realise dreams,” explained Mr. Yun. “Through our exciting convergence products, we hope to make the DigitAll lifestyle, that has been showcased here in Singapore, a way of life for all.”


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