Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it will invest 12.35 billion into 12 future technology projects run by local universities.
The company has been investing in such projects under the Samsung Future Technology Fostering Program since 2014.
It chose six areas to provide funding in for 2020 __ semiconductor structure and implementation technology, cell therapeutics that can overcome nocurable diseases, next-generation self-emissive displays, next-generation futuristic media devices, 6th generation network and core technology for quantum computing.
Three projects have been chosen in the semiconductor area: development of core etching technology using electrolyte for 1-nanometer semiconductors run by professor Jung Jin-wook of Hanyan University, technology to stack semiconductor devices vertically to increase density run by Choi Rino of Inha University and technology for computerized design of first principal of semiconductor device run by professor Kim yong-hoon of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
Four projects has been chosen in cell therapeutics __ the development of evaluation model in cell therapeutics Alzheimer’s disease run by professor Cho Seung-woo of Yonsei University, the development of genetic switch that activates from specific electromagnetic waves by professor Kim Jong-pil of Dongguk University, development of technology to optimize fine-tuning CAR vector run by professor Jihye Seong of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), and development of technology to control transplant rejection run by professor Yang Jae-suk of Seoul National University.
One project has been chosen in quantum computing. It is for the development of noisy intermediate-scale quantum machine learning and core technology to ease qunatum error run by professor Lee Jun-goo of KAIST.
Two projects, each run by professors Kim Sang-hyun and Sin Byung-ha of KAIST, in next-generation self-emissive display has been chosen as well. One project is for display technology and another for materials, respectively.
Seoul National University professor Lee Kyung-han’s project in the development of on-path computing technology for the realization of large-scale, high-performance neural network service in 6G was also selected for funding.
Samsung’s future technology program was started in 2013 with 1.5 trillion won earmarked as fund. It began funding the following year. It has produced 1,241 papers on international academic journals. Five of them were published on Science and two on Nature, the South Korea company said.
The company has spend a total of 771.3 billion won in 601 projects so far, it added.