Korea Times: Samsung’s next innovation engine
What will be the next-generation technology that can bring genuine "innovation" to the global ICT industry?
The answer may vary.
Samsung Electronics, the world's top smartphone maker, is considering holography technology as one of the new smart technologies after smartphones and wearable device technologies.
The current 3D display technology requires people to wear special eyeglasses to watch a stereoscopic image from the two-dimensional original image which is projected from a flat screen. The holography technology goes beyond this algorithm to produce images stereoscopically in the first place, freeing from a need for eyeglasses.
The holography technology can be applied to a wide range of industrialfields other than smart devices ― for example, medical science, construction and architecture, design, entertainment and performance, business conferences, art and televised media.
The smartphone market has been saturated and the profitability of wearable devices is said to be relatively limited because most of their functions work in sync with other smart devices like handsets and tablet computers.
For that reason, Samsung is likely to have eagerness to accumulate original technologies as well as patent rights related to the holography technology, in an effort to be an innovator, a "first-mover" in the future global market.
According to data from the U.S. - based patent-related researcher Innography about companies' revenue and holograph-related patents registered in the United States, Samsung, which already has strength in display technology, is likely to be a strong prospective consumer for these patents in the future with its profound revenue basis.