Samsung Electronics announced on the 10th that it will cooperate with Seoul National University to develop core component technology to be applied to next-generation home appliances.
Samsung Electronics and Seoul National University held an MOU for the establishment of the ‘Future Home Appliance Driving Technology Center (Chairman, Professor Jung-Ik Ha)’ in the presence of Lee Ki-soo, vice president of Samsung Electronics’ Home Appliance Business Division, and Lee Byung-ho, dean of Seoul National University’s College of Engineering, at the Seoul National University Electric Power Research Institute in Gwanak-gu, Seoul the day before. ) was signed.
Samsung Electronics and Seoul National University will form a research manpower with talents from various majors, such as electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, and material engineering, to jointly develop next-generation technologies to be applied to compressors and motors, which are key components that determine the performance of home appliances. did.
The main research tasks consist of securing detailed technologies for ▲ energy efficiency improvement ▲ low vibration and low noise ▲ durability enhancement of compressors and motors.
In particular, in Samsung Electronics refrigerators and air conditioners, compressors account for about 70-80% of the total energy used, and motors account for about 50% of total energy used in washing machines.
Starting with the 2021 model year, Samsung Electronics is operating a ‘lifetime warranty’ service that repairs or replaces digital inverter compressors and motors without a deadline if they fail. We plan to deliver a more differentiated value.
Lee Ki-soo, vice president of Samsung Electronics’ Home Appliance Business Division, said, “The Future Appliance Driving Technology Center, created by the collaboration of Samsung Electronics and Seoul National University, will play a pivotal role in innovating home appliances in the future. I will try to do that,” he said.
Lee Byung-ho, dean of Seoul National University’s College of Engineering, said, “We expect this agreement will become a foundation for discovering core technologies needed for future home appliances and nurturing related talents.” We will cooperate,” he said.
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