Samsung is planning a major product innovation and the entire conglomerate is coming together to create a ‘design revolution’. The biggest proof of this is Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong hosting a meeting for the first time in Samsung’s history where all top executives across different business units participated.
Very little is known about what was the actual agenda of the meeting but it is definitely unusual to see heads of all businesses in a conglomerate coming together. As per a report by ZDNet, the meeting was mostly about design strategy “to stress the importance of an integrated design competence that encompasses software and hardware.”
The vice chairman was quoted in the report saying, “Let’s achieve another design revolution. Let us endlessly challenge ourselves for the future.”
The meeting took place at Samsung’s R&D facility in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung is reportedly developing wearables and making next generation robots.
This is the first meeting of this kind chaired by Lee Jae-yong after his father Lee Kun-Hee– who transformed the small television maker into a global technology brand– passed away last month.
Meanwhile, Samsung announced a new advancement in holographic display. As part of an effort to find ways to apply holograms to a wider range of fields, researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) began to study the development of holographic displays. After eight years of trials, the team has finally published a thesis on slim-panel holographic video displays in the world-renowned scientific journal, Nature Communications.
The researchers also stressed that the technology still has a long way to go before it resembles the holograms we have seen in science fiction films. This is because making holograms an everyday sight will require the development of not just holographic displays but also holographic content, holographic filming devices, and processes for transmitting the vast amounts of data that holograms will generate.