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Samsung Semiconductor Overview

San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1983
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (SSI) is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.—the industry's leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, solid state drives, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. We are also one of the largest providers of system ... Read more

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  • Last week we hosted @shestartedit screening and @TheTechMuseum STEM panel. Employees and children were excited to see one of the "5 Must-Watch Movies for Entreprenuers in 2017" and inspired by the ingenious panel of women.

  • We celebrated World Blood Donor Day on Wednesday by hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. Thank you to all the individuals who donated blood! We’re proud to help save lives in our community.

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Samsung Semiconductor – Why Work For Us?


Our beautiful Samsung@First campus offers a variety of amenities and opportunities to collaborate. What makes it stand out from the rest? Our employees are the best and brightest and bring fun back into the work day!


SAMSUNG STRATEGY and INNOVATION CENTER

Do you care about building real products on a global scale?

Do you have the ability to imagine, innovateexecute and disrupt current thinking and technology?

We are a talented and diverse group of technologists, innovators, and industry leaders, bound by a common passion to reinvent how we approach everyday life.   We are SSIC, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center -- an incubator of new disruptive businesses within the leading global technology company. We launched in late 2012 and are headquartered at Samsung@First in in Silicon Valley with smaller teams in Tel Aviv, Seoul and Paris. We are creating new disruptive platforms and business models for Preventive Health, IoT, Next Gen Cloud Infrastructure and HCI. We build things here as well as partner with and invest in early stage partners.  Do you think you have what it takes to join us and work together to accelerate open innovation on a global scale and invent the future?


RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Samsung is growing at an impressive rate. It has proven time and again that it is a world class tech leader. Become a part of one of Samsung's R&D teams and let your potential soar.

MEMORY SOLUTIONS LAB
The Memory Solutions Lab’s mission is to develop the most innovative component-related architectures, technologies and methodologies, including open system architecture reference designs and host-based software, that transform the performance of semiconductor memory and storage in SSDs and data centers.

SAMSUNG AUSTIN R&D CENTER
Also known as SARC, this lab develops high-performance, low-power, complex CPU and system IP (coherent interconnect and memory controller) architecture and designs for Samsung’s system logic division.

NEW MEMORY TECHNOLOGY LAB
The New Memory Technology Lab undertakes advanced R&D in materials and process development, modeling and simulation, and design and characterization of new non-volatile memory technologies.

SAMSUNG DISPLAY AMERICA LAB
The Display America Lab develops technologies, interfaces, algorithms and standards for Samsung’s
next-generation LCD and OLED displays. Its mission is to drive multi-disciplinary innovation for greater industry leadership and superior display products.

DEVICE LAB
The Advanced Logic Lab develops the logic technology roadmap for the future. Its research areas include computational device physics, materials science, interface chemistry, and device/circuit interaction.

ADVANCED IMAGE RESEARCH LAB
The Advanced Image Research Lab develops state-of-the-art CMOS image sensors and machine-learning-based algorithms for visual recognition.

MODEM LAB
Samsung’s Modem Lab develops cellular modem chipsets and global navigation receivers for future
generations of mobile devices.


SALES AND MARKETING

  • Do you want to be a part of Global Leader and help drive business in the US market
  • Manage and strengthen business relationships with key customers in the Bay Area and the US
  • Stay ahead of the competition with a market leader
  • Come and explore a new opportunities

SALES MANAGERS oversee overall sales operations including sales PO placement, demand forecasting, production/shipment planning, account management, collaborate with Customers Engineering and Sourcing Teams for new program development. Manage and strengthen executive business relationships between customer and Samsung.

TECHNICAL MARKETING MANAGERS identify design-in opportunities & provide the best solutions for the customer(s) including technology, specific application type, cost competitiveness, market demand/sector, lifecycle, global qualification activities, and technical data in order to secure maximum number of design-wins.

MARKETING MANAGERS help to explore new business opportunities, driving Design-In and Design-Win activities with customers by understanding their requirements and collaborating with cross functional teams within Samsung.

FIELD APPLICATION ENGINEERS drive the design-in activity by providing positive and responsive service to key agents and distribution by answering technical questions.


Samsung has deep roots in the San Jose Community.  

Samsung@First Employees participate in volunteer activities such as:

Second Harvest Food Bank Food Sorts

Junior Achievement Social Innovation Camp

The Tech Museum Tech Challenge

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden Earth Day

Red Cross Blood Drive

Walk, Run, Bike & Cheer Event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Family Giving Tree Backpack Drive & Holiday Wish Drive

Regional Offices are active in their communities volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up local trails and streams.

Our most recent company-wide event was Earth Day in San Jose:

 


In addition to our amazing benefits plan there is always an exciting wellness initiative for employees to participate in.  Typical activities include sports teams and athletic challenges, cooking demos, organic farmers markets in the cafe, financial seminars, massages, free on site flu shots and biometric screenings, just to name a few!


Table Tennis Tournament with Guest Olympians Exhibition Game: 


Olympic Training Challenge Medal Presentations:


Cooking Demo:


Volleyball Team League Champions:

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    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The new building is a wonderful place to work. The gym the cafeteria and the amenities are wonderful. The innovation and dedication build some exciting products. Overall a focused and fun environment

    Cons

    Like many large companies there are many quirks and inefficiencies. These in efficiencies can be worked around to be effective but are sometimes frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Continuity of projects and programs is very important.

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Samsung Semiconductor Photos

Samsung Semiconductor photo of: Gears for Giving - Corporate Social Responsibility - 2016
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Samsung Semiconductor Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through company website and university portal. Got a call in a couple of weeks.
    Had a short phone interview discussing my interests and resume. Basic python knowledge(I had very little experience at time of interview.). They don't use Java at Samsung semiconductors.

    After phone interview , had an onsite interview after 2 weeks.
    5 hr interview, 6 interviewers -- questions related to resume and programming. I knew java so wrote my programs in that. mostly tested logic and approach. Data structures -- trees related questions. (similar to amazon interview)

    Interview Questions

    • Questions on python basics, regex, scripting, automation etc.   Answer Question
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Samsung Semiconductor Awards & Accolades

  • Innovation Leader, IT Brand Pulse, 2016

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