Samsung is a major contributor to the foldable smartphone market. So far, the company has introduced 4 generations of its Fold and Flip lineup. Meanwhile, Samsung is now taking a step further to introduce a slidable display for PCs.
On September 27, Intel held its Innovation 2022 Day event where it introduced the 13th-generation Intel Core processors for desktops. At the same event, Intel has Samsung Display’s CEO – JS Choi to show off a prototype of the world’s first 17-inch slidable display for PCs.
According to the report, it is basically a 13-inch display that can be extended as much larger as 17-inch. You can simply pull the display which will unroll the hidden portion of the screen.
This working prototype showcased by Samsung featured an unmoving image that shows Samsung Display + Intel written on it. Meanwhile, Samsung Display CEO said, it is specifically created for computers with tablet-like form factors, such as the Microsoft Surface Go 3.
Besides these, the company does not reveal anything about this display so it’s hard to judge it at this moment. The screen resolution, aspect ratio, brightness, and other features are yet to be known. Even Samsung did not tell how durable this display is.
A notable part is that Samsung calls it a Slidable display instead of an Expandable screen, which suggets that the Korean company wants to differentiate its product from others.
Another highlighting part that Samsung Display’s CEO said with the introduction of a slidable display is “foldable is gone”. However, it remains to be seen if the company will launch products that actually feature this technology and if it will launch then when?
Via – The Verge
Intel CEO could soon meet Samsung Lee for further partnerships
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel Corporation is reportedly starting his South Korea trip on Friday. This sudden trip indicates that Intel CEO is expected to meet Samsung Chairman Lee Jae-yong to discuss cooperation and further partnerships.
According to KoreaHerald sources, Pat Gelsinger could start his trip to South Korea this Friday. Most likely, he will be meeting with Samsung’s newly elected Chairman Lee for a discussion on strengthening partnerships. However, there’s no confirmed information regarding the detailed schedule and the list of people he will meet.
Apart from Samsung Boss, Intel CEO is likely to have meetings with other Korean businesses including SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chairman Chung Euisun and LG Group Chairman Koo Gwang-mo.
Since Samsung and Intel are tough competitors in the global chipset market, they are also essential partners for elements and technology. Intel is the world’s leader which makes central processing units, while Samsung creates cutting-edge memory chip, which is also an integral part of CPU.
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Samsung may introduce Self Repair Assistant app for Galaxy devices
Samsung may introduce a new application called Self Repair Assistant for Galaxy devices in the future. A recent trademark application filed by Samsung at the US Patent and Trademark Office for “Self Repair Assistant” indicates a new app might be coming soon.
The trademark application document suggests that the Self Repair Assistant may have a blue Samsung-style Android app icon with a gear and a wrench within it. In application, the purpose of this new service is described as “computer application software for mobile phones.”
It could be used for self-repair, self-maintenance, and self-installation of devices including smartphones, smart watches, tablet computers, and earbuds. Talking about the status of the application, the Trademark Office is currently waiting to examine the application, reports TheVerge.
We are assuming that the Self Repair Assistant app may provide users with repair guides and part information on different Galaxy devices including phones, tablets, watches, and earbuds. Notably, the company partnered with iFixit earlier this year to provide an online repair resource site with OEM parts and repair guides.
Back in March, Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit reportedly stated that his company is working to improve Samsung’s repair guide and DIY parts offerings. Accordingly, it looks like Samsung and iFixit are now shaking hands to introduce an app offering all that stuff to Galaxy consumers.
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Samsung is building new global research unit for semiconductors
Taking a big step, Samsung Electronics is going to establish a new global research unit for semiconductors under the DS Business Division in December 2022, BusinessKorea reports.
According to the information, the new global semiconductors research unit will be headed by DS Business Division’s Vice President and expected to analyze the semiconductor market and other related industries.
At present, the South Korean tech giant has numerous research units that include Samsung Research for research on advanced technologies, as well as Samsung Securities Research Center, and Samsung Global Research.
Since the above-mentioned research organizations are responsible for different fields, the tentative Global Research unit dedicated to semiconductors will surely help Samsung with in-depth analyses of the industry.
Due to global supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 crisis, the company felt the need for a dedicated semiconductor research organization, as result, it’s going to be established next month.
Big changes in Exynos’s strategy
The Galaxy S23 series is likely to globally feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s overclocked variant, while the flagship Exynos 2300 chipset reportedly making its commercial debut with a future Galaxy A or M series phone.
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