Samsung Electronics Joins OPC Foundation

As a Corporate Member in the OPC Foundation, Samsung Electronics accelerates deploying interoperable industrial edge platforms into its manufacturing infrastructures relying on the OPC UA framework.

Samsung Electronics, who is one of the largest manufacturing companies worldwide for its consumer electronics and mobile products, believes that the great potential of the OPC UA framework could create synergy in Samsung’s effort to deploy their industrial IoT edge platform for its manufacturing infrastructures in order to achieve the seamless interoperability aiming for Industry 4.0.

Pictured (left to right): Mr. Peter Moonki Hong, Samsung Electronics and Mr. Thomas Hahn, Siemens, OPC Foundation Board

Kyeongwoon Lee, Senior Vice President of IoT at Samsung Electronics, comments: “The true potential of Industrial IoT will be realized with solutions that guarantee interoperability across business domains, with vendor and platforms independence. As one of the largest manufacturing companies in the world, we see the great value proposition of the OPC Foundation in terms of protocol interoperability that enables seamless Industrial IoT services. Especially, the OPC Foundation is delivering the promising solutions of the OPC UA framework in terms of not only specifications, but also the reliable open source implementations. This will help us to accelerate our efforts in deploying interoperable Industrial IoT edge platforms for our manufacturing infrastructures.”

Thomas J. Burke OPC Foundation President & Executive Director, welcomes Samsung Electronics to the OPC Foundation: “Samsung Electronics is one of the most important companies that truly is leading-edge in manufacturing excellence bringing quality products to the consumer market. Samsung will be able to leverage the OPC UA multi-vendor, multi-platform technology in their manufacturing facilities to have complete information integration addressing the complex requirements of the industrial IoT as they leverage data and information integration from sensor to cloud. The OPC Foundation will be working closely with Samsung to give them the highest quality OPC UA enabled certified products from suppliers to continue their manufacturing excellence.”