Samsung to step up headcount amid layoff season

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The company will also hire from streams such as mathematics and computing and software engineering…reports Asian Lite News

Samsung on Wednesday said it plans to hire nearly 1,000 engineers from IITs and top engineering institutes to work on cutting-edge technologies at its R&D institutes across India, at a time when Big Tech companies lay off thousands of employees across the globe.

The new workforce will join Samsung R&D Institute-Bangalore (SRI-B), Samsung R&D Institute-Noida, Samsung R&D Institute-Delhi and Samsung Semiconductor India Research in Bengaluru next year.

The new hires will work on new-age technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, image processing, internet of things (IoT), connectivity, cloud, big data, business intelligence, predictive analysis, system-on-a-chip (SoC) and storage solutions, among others.

“Samsung’s R&D centres aim to hire new talent from India’s top engineering institutes who will work on breakthrough innovations, technologies, products and designs, including India-centric innovations, that enrich people’s lives. This will further our vision of Powering Digital India,” said Sameer Wadhawan, Head, Human Resources, Samsung India.

Samsung will recruit engineers from multiple streams such as computer science and allied branches. information technology, electronics, instrumentation, embedded systems and communication networks.

In addition, the company will also hire from streams such as mathematics and computing and software engineering.

This hiring season, Samsung R&D centres will hire around 200 engineers from top IITs. They have also offered over 400 pre-placement offers to students at the IITs and other top institutions.

Samsung research centres in India have filed over 7,500 patents in various areas to date.

Several of these patents have been commercialised in Samsung flagship Galaxy smartphones, smartwatches, network equipment and digital applications, among others.

Meanwhile, tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a new in-house global research unit next month, to combat semiconductor downfall.

The new organisation will launch under the Device Solutions Business Division and will be assigned to research new investment avenues, as well as, analyse the global semiconductor market, reports SamMobile.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the tech giant and other semiconductor companies have seen a continuous decline in demand, supply chain interruptions, and excess inventories.

Samsung appears to be hoping that the formation of a global semiconductor research unit will improve things.

Instead of depending on outside sources, the tech giant plans to run its own in-house research to examine the global semiconductor market more closely.

Earlier, the head of Samsung Semiconductor had also claimed that things might not get much better next year, the report said.

Last week a report mentioned that the company was planning to reduce its smartphone shipments by 13 per cent next year.

The tech giant was not able to sell as many smartphone units as it had expected because of many reasons, including the supply-chain issue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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