MANHASSET, N.Y. Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. (SEM) has opened a North American research center at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) in Atlanta.
Samsung said its RFIC Design Center will develop next-generation radio-frequency IC technology. Samsung Electro-Mechanics is part of the South Korea-based Samsung Group.
The design center will focus on developing personal connectivity products for the North American market. The company expects to hire more than 100 engineers and scientists and will establish a state-of-the-art electronic design facility. The center is expected to drive Samsung’s entire next-generation product lines in communications, consumer electronics and semiconductors.
Company officials cited successful research collaborations with Georgia Tech and support from the GEDC as primary reasons for selecting Atlanta. Georgia Tech specializes in RFIC technology and research for wired and wireless high-speed signals.