06.01.15

Samsung uses CES keynote as platform to push forward IoT

The President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, BK Yoon, used his Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote address in Las Vegas to demand greater openness and collaboration across industries to progress the Internet of Things (IoT).

The IoT has wide-reaching implications for professional as well as consumer applications and Mr Yoon stressed that it had the potential to revolutionise every industry.

He announced a timetable for making Samsung technology IoT-enabled, promising that by 2017, all Samsung televisions will be IoT devices, and in five years all Samsung hardware will be IoT-ready. He also emphasised the importance of developers in building IoT and announced that Samsung will invest more than USD 100 million in its developer community in 2015.

Outlining Samsung’s sensor technology, Mr Yoon highlighted a new 3D range sensor that can detect tiny movements as well as chip technology such as the embedded package on package (ePOP) and Bio-Processor. The chips are designed for various devices including wearables.

“I know in my heart that neither one single company nor one industry alone can deliver the benefits of the Internet of Things,” said Mr Yoon. “To create this IoT universe, we have to see the potential of the Internet of Things across all kinds of industries. Only if we work together can we improve people’s lives.”