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For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses that today span advanced technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemicals, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels, and more. Our flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media.

SEA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., an established leader in the worldwide electronics market. SEA is focused on continually expanding its position in the U.S. market while upholding Samsung’s mission to provide consumers with innovative products that converge digital technologies and offer exceptional quality, features, performance and value.

SEA comprises the Consumer Business Division (CBD), and the Enterprise Business Division (EBD),both headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ. The North American headquarters, also located in Ridgefield Park, NJ, oversees the North American Subsidiaries of Samsung Telecommunications America; Samsung Semiconductor, Inc,;Samsung Information Systems America; and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, as well as Samsung Electronics Canada; and Samsung Electronics Mexico.

Over the years, consumers have come to expect exciting innovations from Samsung’s CBD product lines. Samsung is the marketing leader in 3DTV, Smart TV, LED TV, Blu-ray and French Door Refrigerators. Samsung is also the only company to have a digital camera with a front LCD screen to create perfect self-portraits and the only TV manufacturer to have a TV apps platform which powers the Samsung Apps Platform.

Samsung’s Consumer Business Division (CBD) offers a full range of award-winning digital products for the home and individual use, including LED, LCD and Plasma televisions, Blu-ray Disc players, Home Theater Systems, Digital Cameras, Digital Camcorders, Solid State Hard Drives, External Hard Drives and Portable Audio Devices. CBD also contains Samsung’s Home Appliance group which sells products that rank very high in consumer satisfaction, including refrigerators, washers & dryers, ranges, dishwashers, microwave ovens, and vacuums.

As one of the fastest growing IT companies in the world, Samsung EBD is committed to serving the needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite and supporting the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Samsung EBD offers a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, laptop computers, digital signage solutions and projectors.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, STA was founded by Samsung Electronics Corporation in 1996. STA researches, develops and markets a variety of personal and business communications products throughout North America, including handheld wireless phones, wireless communications infrastructure systems, fiber optics and enterprise communication systems.

SSI, headquartered in San Jose, California, is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry’s volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, and SRAM memory and TFT-LCD panels. Samsung Semiconductor’s four business units—Memory, TFT-LCD, Storage, and System LSI—provide advanced solutions for the mobile, desktop computing, consumer electronics and industrial markets communication systems.

SISA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is located in the Silicon Valley with offices in Southern California. SISA is engaged in researching “frontier” technologies for creating new businesses, as well as developing core technologies to enhance the competitiveness of existing products of Samsung. The research activities of SISA focus on the development of hard disk drives, digital TV technologies, printer software, wireless connectivity and high-level software such as middleware.

Located in Austin, Texas, SAS is one of the most advanced semiconductor plants in the United States. SAS produces Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) chips, which are most commonly used in personal computers, workstations and servers. The U.S.-chartered company is owned by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and is the only semiconductor manufacturing plant located outside Korea. Since 1997, SAS has been providing the latest in DRAM technology to the world.

Initiatives

Through its Hope for Children Initiative, Samsung is currently working on several STEM initiatives.  Beginning in 2002, Samsung Electronics America began working on a corporate giving program with celebrities, athletes and our retail and business partners to build awareness of Samsung’s corporate giving initiatives. This effort lead to Samsung and its retail and business partners raising more than $30 million for more than 400 schools, community-based foundations, and charities throughout the U.S. In that spirit, Samsung Hope for Children was developed with a strategic focus on programs dedicated to helping children share the wonder of life, learning and our planet. This effort was designed to emphasize Samsung’s long-standing commitment of raising national awareness and funds for deserving foundations, hospitals and schools that make a noticeable difference in communities.

Since its inception in 2004, Samsung’s Hope for Children and its partners have donated more than $10 million in technology and other prizes to over 300 winning U.S. schools. As part of the Samsung Hope for Children initiative, Solve for Tomorrow will leverage Samsung’s design and innovation leadership to positively affect the issue of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) proficiency, which has quickly become a barrier to our children’s and our nation’s future competitiveness.

Samsung and its partners are asking teachers to participate in this contest, which aims to address a key academic challenge in our country:  increasing the pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. With Samsung and schools joining together, we’re looking to foster interest in these subjects among students and illustrate the practical impact applying these subjects can have.

By applying, teachers will be entered for a chance to participate in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.  Twenty-five classrooms will be selected and equipped with a camcorder, laptop, and video editing software to create videos addressing the challenge, “Show how STEM can help the environment in your community?”  Of the 25 schools submitting videos, the top 12 will win a technology grant worth at least $70,000 and will be prominently featured online for voting in a “People’s Choice” category which could result in being awarded a $100,000 technology grant.  In addition to the “People’s Choice” award, four schools, decided on by a panel of judges, will also be awarded $100,000 technology grants. The teachers and student representatives of the five finalist schools will be invited to attend an awards ceremony with education thought leaders and celebrity supporters.

In 2012, SEA hosted a two-day Mobile App Academy for high school students in an effort to promote and support STEM in American education.  The Mobile App Academies will take place this summer in six different cities throughout the country.  Samsung worked with the education publishing company Scholastic to develop the Academy curriculum and additional online resources for teachers who want to use mobile app technology in their STEM education classrooms.