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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

  • Design and implementation of deep learning algorithms

  • System modeling and SoC architecture for our next-generation application processors

  • ASIC development and verification for advanced hardware design

  • Multimedia algorithm development for computational photography, computer vision, and speech processing

  • RFIC development for wireless communications

  • Algorithm development and optimization for 3GPP and IEEE standard (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee) modem chipsets

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The engineering team has extensive experience
and a broad background in the wireless and mobile
industry with
the majority of engineers
carrying PhDs from top research universities
around the world.

About Samsung
Semiconductor 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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DSA Corporate Headquarters, 3655 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134
Samsung Semiconductor San Diego, 5465 Morehouse Dr, San Diego, CA 92121

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Samsung's culture of

Investment in R&D is part of our company DNA.

  • $15B

    Yearly R&D budget

  • 36K

    Employees hold
    doctorates /

  • #1

    the U.S.

  • 44


  • 25%

    Staff is
    to R&D