OCP: Samsung Electronics' Journey to Expanding Open Innovation
Samsung Electronics believes that the open technology ecosystem will play a key role in overcoming memory challenges and has put in a lot of effort and investment to developing open-source technology and expanding the ecosystem. Since first participating in OCP in 2015, the stages of efforts contributing to open-source ecosystem development can be divided into three phases: adoption, growth, and proliferation.
The proliferation phase, in which the open-source ecosystem becomes far-reaching, began in earnest in 2023. In kicking off this phase, Samsung Electronics has established and is implementing three strategies for the future spread of open innovation: establishing an open platform for collaboration, building an APAC community centered on the Asia-Pacific region like those of America and Europe, and open collaboration in environmental, economic, and social issues for sustainability.
First, in July, the OCP Experience Center in Hwaseong, Korea — home of Samsung Memory — opened its doors. The center is expected to serve as a place to experience Samsung's various semiconductor products and technologies. It will also be the hub of an open platform for collaboration that creates cooperation opportunities among ecosystem partners to develop next-generation IT technology solutions and products.
The Asia Pacific region is a hub for key members of the open-source ecosystem, such as semiconductor manufacturers, system/component makers, and data centers. Samsung Electronics recognizes the key role that this region plays both in the open-source ecosystem and in the tech landscape at large. As such, the company has built out an APAC community. One such effort in this direction was holding the OCP APAC Tech Day, which took place in Korea on July 4 this year. Moving beyond this year’s OCP APAC Tech Day, Samsung will continue to strengthen the open innovation ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region under the leadership of the OCP.
As far as sustainability endeavors go, Samsung declared its participation in the OCP Sustainability Initiative last year and is continuing its efforts in the entire semiconductor value chain. This will be accomplished through open collaboration with stakeholders at each stage; from supply, to production, to the use of semiconductor products.