Semiconductor USA


Engineering the next-generation mobile communication technology


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.

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


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.

About Us

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.


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Samsung’s Culture of Innovation

Investment in R&D is part of our company DNA.
  • $15B

    Yearly R&D budget
  • 36K

    Employees hold doctorates / masters degrees
  • #1

    Patent Holder in the U.S.
  • 44

    CES Innnovation Awards
  • 25%

    Staff is dedicated to R&D




URLLC Simulation Results

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 5G New Radio (NR) standard may support several different types of use cases, out of which, one of them is ultra-reliable low latency communication. The goal of URLLC is to provide real-time services that require extremely low latency and prompt responses such as remote robot control, connected autonomous vehicles, and interactive gaming.


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