Samsung Electronics was awarded the Presidential Prize at this year’s Radio and Broadcasting Technology Awards with its Exynos modem solution for 5G smartphones such as the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10.
The integrated SoC chipset is the first one of its kind in the world that supports 5G New Radio (NR) Release 15 and existing 2G, 3G and 4G multimode standards at the same time. Samsung Electronics developed communications chip technology and core IPs on its own and completed 5G modem chip Exynos Modem 5100 and UHF RF transceiver chipsets Exynos RF 5500 and 5700 along with Exynos 5620 as a phased array chipset for millimeter wave communications and hardware and software platforms such as ICs for efficient power management. The developments are expected to result in an import replacement effect of US$2.7 billion for three years to come.
Smart Radar System, in the meantime, won the Prime Minister’s Prize with its Retina, a 4D image radar system for self-driving vehicles. The system is characterized by enhancing the performance of existing radar devices by applying millimeter waves and the company is currently collaborating with North American, European and Japanese companies in the fields of autonomous driving, industry safety, etc. Its annual exports are expected to reach US$10 million next year and US$100 million in 2021.
The Science and ICT Minister’s Prize went to five companies, including SK Telecom and LG U+. The former developed a 4K 360-degree video call service based on a 5G smartphone and the latter developed multi-sync broadcasting technology.
In addition, ulalaLAB won the same prize with its industrial IoT- and big data-based smart factory platform for small and medium-sized manufacturers, MBC with its UHD studio-based multichannel broadcasting production solution, and Ace Wave Tech with its PIM measurement technique for use in 5G networks.