LABS MAIN
The Samsung U.S. SOC R&D Lab was founded in 2010 as a research center for cellular modem systems and solutions. Over the years, the lab expanded its research and development roles into two main fields, wireless communications and multimedia processing. R&D efforts in wireless communications include 5G cellular New Radio (NR) access technologies, RFIC, ASIC, and connectivity (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/Locations/IoT). R&D efforts for multimedia processing include design and implementation of algorithms for computational photography, computer vision, speech processing, and deep/machine learning. SOC Lab consists of approximately 200 engineers in several U.S. locations and is growing rapidly. The engineering team has extensive experience and a broad background in the wireless and mobile devices industry with the majority of engineers carrying PhDs from top research universities around the world.

Our mission is to develop the best-in-class wireless and SOC solutions (algorithms, chipsets and hardware/software solutions). This requires a highly competitive feature set and excellent overall performance with optimized power consumption. To achieve this goal, our lab members are in close collaboration with other Samsung teams, our business partners and customers around the world.

Current focus areas include:
  • System modeling and SoC architecture for our next-generation application processors
  • Algorithm development and optimization for 3GPP and IEEE standard (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee) modem chipsets
  • ASIC development and verification for advanced hardware design
  • RFIC development for wireless communications
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems receiver development
  • Multimedia algorithm development for computational photography, computer vision, and speech processing
  • Design and implementation of deep learning algorithms
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