new-age domains like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML), biometrics, natural language processing, augmented reality and networks including 5G.
Samsung Global SVP and MD of Samsung R&D Institute India, Bengaluru Dipesh Shah told – “Samsung is extremely bullish on R&D in India. We have been here for over 22 years. The three R&D centres in India work on several cutting-edge technologies,” He also added that the India centres not only work on innovation for Indian consumers but also contribute to global products. S-bike mode and Ultra Data Saving mode for smartphones and ActivWash+ for washing machines are some of the features developed by India-centric local teams. “Samsung R&D centres in India have worked on several global products of Samsung, including the high-end camera modules for flagship smartphones, intelligent interface Bixby that was launched with Galaxy S8 and Samsung Pay,” Shah added.
Last year 800 engineers were hired for its R&D facilities by the Korean company. 300 among those were from IITs. There are total of three R&D centres of Samsung in India located at Bengaluru (which is the largest outside Korea), Noida and Delhi. Samsung has a total of 32 R&D centres across the world.
There are experts in areas like AI, ML and IoT in the Bengaluru centre. The development of biometrics, mobile software development multimedia and data security are handeled by the Noida centre. And the research related to high-end televisions, other consumer electronics products as well as Samsung’s operating system, Tizen, are all handeled by the Delhi centre