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Samsung Semiconductor Overview

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1983
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (SSI) based in San Jose, California, is a multi-billion dollar subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corp (SEC) in Korea.

Within Samsung, SSI is sometimes referred to as America Headquarters (Device Solutions) or AHQ(DS). This ... More

Samsung Semiconductor – Why Work For Us?


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of U.S. $216.7 billion.

In 2013, Samsung invested $13.6 billion in R&D, representing 6.3 percent of annual sales and an increase of more than 26 percent from 2012.  The 69,000 Samsung employees working in R&D means 25 percent of Samsung’s global workforce is devoted to the development of future technologies.  In addition to advanced semiconductor R&D activities in Silicon Valley, Samsung operates a total of 34 R&D centers worldwide in order to access diverse talent skills and ideas wherever they may exist.

In 2013 Samsung registered 4676 patents with the U.S. Patent Office, placing the company in the number two position in terms of patents awarded – a position Samsung has held every year since 2006.

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undefinedSamsung is growing at an impressive rate. It has proven time and again that it is a world class tech leader.

At Samsung the key to our efforts is our people, whose talent, creativity and dedication is the foundation of our success.  To compete in the global market, we focus on attracting the best talent.

Samsung's philosophy is based on our strong determination for growth, perpetual innovation and good corporate citizenship.  Our practices have proven successful - we are one of America's fastest growing companies and an acknowledged leader in the digital convergence revolution. As one of the largest companies in the world, the possibilities are truly endless.

In our pursuit of excellence, Samsung is continuously looking for dynamic individuals. Become a part of Samsung and let your potential soar.


Samsung Electronics' vision for the new decade is to "Inspire the World, Create the Future."

We are committed to inspiring communities around the world by developing new technologies, innovative products and creative solutions. We are also committed to creating a brighter future by developing new value for our core networks: industry, partners and employees. Through these efforts, we hope to contribute to a better world and a richer experience for all.



Quite simply, a company is its people.  At Samsung, we're dedicated to giving our people a wealth of opportunities to reach their full potential.



Everything we do at Samsung is driven by an unyielding passion for excellence - and an unfaltering commitment to develop the best products and services on the market.




In today's fast-paced global economy, change is constant and innovation is critical to a company's survival.  As we have done for 70 years, we set our sights on the future, anticipating market needs and demands so we can steer our company toward long-term success.



Operating in an ethical way is the foundation of our business.  Everything we do is guided by a moral compass that ensures fairness, respect for all stakeholders and complete transparency.



A business cannot be successful unless it creates prosperity and opportunity for others.  Samsung is dedicated to being a socially and environmentally responsible corporate citizen in every community where we operate around the globe.


Samsung Semiconductor Incorporated, the world's largest designer and manufacturer of memory and logic semiconductors, storage and LCD panels, is building a 1.1 million square foot research and development (R&D) headquarters north of downtown San Jose.

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Samsung Semiconductor CEO & Vice Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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    Company seems strong commitment for growth in R&D

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
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    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)


    Great leaders from the high tech industry. Many to learn state of art technology and global experiences. Company is also try to improve by bench marking for competitiveness and employees well being.


    Still need to grow with a stronger commitment in Silicon Valley to be recognized as a the best player in the Valley.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees to make a work and life balanced environment.

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    Senior Firmware Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in August 2015.


    Initial Phone Screen, after a prelim conversation with the recruiter. They never got back - however per linkedin, the opening had a good 200+ applicants or some such. Many of these job interviews appear to be based on asking a set of questions to many applicants and picking a select few.

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