Suwon Stories May 14, 2014

Samsung has offered a “deep apology” and promised compensation to workers and their families after a documentary revealed that 56 of its employees contracted leukemia and other forms of cancer after coming into contact with dangerous chemicals at a Samsung plant. Several of the employees died as a result.

Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun said: “Several workers at our production facilities suffered from leukemia and other incurable diseases, which also lead to some deaths. We should have settled the issue earlier. We are deeply heartbroken that we failed to do so and express our deep apology” …

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Suwon Stories September 26, 2011

Bloomberg reports that Samsung is expecting to sell 5 times as many tablets as it did in 2010.

The company is on track to raise sales of tablet computers by more than five times this year from 2010 as it planned, J.K. Shin, head of Samsung’s mobile-phone division, said at a media briefing in Seoul today.

Samsung said it had sold 2 million Galaxy Tabs (plus a marginal number of Windows 7 Tablets?) as of January 2011.  It had given estimates as low as 1.5 million for the 4th quarter of 2010, the only quarter it sold tablets last year.

That means Samsung believes it can sell 7.5 million – 10 million tablets this year.  Is that good news? expand full story

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