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ETRI, Samsung Forge Partnership for IoT Standards
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ETRI, Samsung Forge Partnership for IoT Standards
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • May 11, 2015, 06:00
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Samsung Vice President Lee Hyo-gun (left) and ETRI's head of the research center Jung Sung-young (right) shake hands after an MOU signing ceremony at Samsung's Seocho office on May 8.
Samsung Vice President Lee Hyo-gun (left) and ETRI's head of the research center Jung Sung-young (right) shake hands after an MOU signing ceremony at Samsung's Seocho office on May 8.

 

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Samsung Electronics to cooperate in the Internet of Things (IoT) field at Samsung's Seocho office on May 8. 

The issue of developing independent IoT service standards by IT device makers has become a hot potato in the industry. Global IT enterprises like Google and Qualcomm have already forged alliances for the IoT, and started to develop open-source based standards.

In line with this trend, ETRI announced on May 11 that it exchanged letters of intent with Samsung on May 8 that outline their plans to build a cooperative system for IoT-related open-source activities for standardization.

This partnership was led by ETRI's Future Research Creative Laboratory and Samsung's software center. They will cooperate for IoT-related open source and standardization, and the expansion of IoT-related technology and platforms at home and abroad.

ETRI is also going to host the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) Seoul Conference with Samsung in the Diamond Hall 3 room at the Renaissance Seoul Hotel on May 13.

The OIC, which Samsung formed with Intel, Broadcom, Dell, and Atmel in July 2014, is a consortium aimed at developing open-source-based compatible standards to connect IoT devices.