RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Inc., and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. today announced a collective donation of $1 million to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and the surrounding southeast region of the U.S. impacted by the storm. Samsung is contributing a combination of cash funds and in-kind product donations, giving $500,000 to the American Red Cross’s on-site relief efforts and another $500,000 to local charity partners and schools in the form of Samsung products - including washing machines, dryers, charging stations, tablets and laptops, as well as employee volunteerism.
“With more than 10,000 members of the Samsung family based in Texas, the devastation of Hurricane Harvey is personal to us and we are committed to ensuring our team members and their families have what they need to get back on their feet,” said Tim Baxter, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics North America. “Our focus is on supporting the brave first responders and charitable organizations that are working tirelessly to keep others safe, and on providing what comfort we can to those who are impacted, both financially and in the form of products like charging stations, washing machines, dryers and mobile devices.”
The in-kind product donations that Samsung is contributing are intended to help replace items that were destroyed during the storm, and are otherwise in short supply across impacted communities:
- Charging Stations: with many hurricane victims experiencing power outages, Samsung will be donating power-sourced charging stations with generators, deployed in the cities of Dallas and Houston.
- Samsung Washing Machines & Dryers: for people displaced by the storm, Samsung will donate washing machines and dryers that can be deployed portably in Samsung mobile aid trucks and installed at key shelters across the region.
- Mobile devices: Samsung will donate tablets, laptops and phones to local elementary schools that may have lost technology during the storm and are in need of new devices for teachers, classrooms and labs.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.
About Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world. It is also home to Samsung Austin Research and Development Center (SARC) - a world-class R&D Center which develops high-performance, low-power, complex CPU and System IP architecture and designs for Samsung’s System LSI division. SAS produces digital LSI logic components for tablets, smart phones, and other mobile devices. With over 3000 employees and 2.3 million square feet of space, SAS is designing and producing a full range of design rule devices. Since 1997, SAS has invested approximately $17 billion in its Austin, TX campus, making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history.
About Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.—the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays. The Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC) creates emerging market opportunities for IoT, Digital Health, Smart Machines and Data Center and build new businesses to compete in those markets.