(Nikkei BP Group)
(No.1 High-Tech News Site in Japanese)
| Samsung Elecs. Focuses on Fiber Optic Technology
August 10, 1998 (SEOUL) -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. said it will
promote its fiber optic cable and equipment manufacturing division into
one of its core business lines in the near future.
|The move is in line with the increasing use of fiber optic communications
in Korea and elsewhere.
The world's largest memory chip maker said yesterday it will turn itself
into a major fiber optic technology holder in the 21st century.
The company said last month it has already secured the key technology
to draw out a 360 km-long optical fiber, the single longest of its kind
ever produced in the world.
The company said it will also focus its efforts on making various fiber
optic devices smaller and cheaper by embedding high-capacity semiconductors
into individual products.
With many countries are scrambling to establish their information highways,
demands for advanced fiber optic cables and related equipment are on
Samsung Electronics said it expects the global market to be worth US$35
billion by 2005.
(Maeil Business Newspaper, Korea)