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Samsung Semi Gets New CEO

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that Wan Hoon (W. H.) Hong has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Mr. Hong will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the companys Memory, LCD, Storage and System LSI divisions within the Americas. Prior to his appointment at SSI, Mr. Hong, for the past twenty-five years, was responsible for managing strategic planning, sales and marketing activities at the Memory, LCD and System LSI divisions in Seoul, Korea.

“In our leadership role as the most innovative component maker of mobile, consumer electronics and IT products, we will continue to work with our customers to develop high-performance, advanced-featured devices that are in big-volume demand in the marketplace,” said W. H. Hong, CEO, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.