Samsung Names Jay Y. Lee as Executive Chairman

Jay Y. Lee, Samsung’s de facto chief, has been appointed the firm’s executive chairman, the firm’s board of administrators introduced Wednesday. The transfer comes a small more than two months after Lee was granted a presidential pardon for his function in a corruption scandal that rocked South Korea.

The appointment was granted thanks to “the present unsure global small business ecosystem and the urgent want for much better accountability and business balance,” the board stated in a assertion.

Samsung announced Lee’s appointment just after putting up a 31% decrease in third-quarter revenue, its very first 12 months-more than-yr quarterly drop in almost three many years.

Lee was Samsung’s vice chairman and had acted as the company’s de facto head because his father, Lee Kun-Hee, suffered a heart attack in 2014. He confronted up to 12 a long time in prison after currently being charged with bribery in 2017. The circumstance was part of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. 

Lee was granted parole and released from prison in August 2021, right after serving two and a half years on a five-calendar year sentence on bribery, perjury and embezzlement charges. The pardon, granted in August 2022 by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, was widely observed as a mainly symbolic go that would let him to consider manage of the electronics huge.

Lee experienced often denied the allegations versus him in court, but his convictions would have prevented him from being ready

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Samsung 32″ 4K curved monitor UR590C (dual monitor review)

In monitor land, there is a saying – you can never have enough space. The Samsung 32″ 4K curved monitor UR590C is enough, well a pair is – for now.

In COVID times, the Officeworks shelves are stripped bare of any work-from-home tech. Fortunately, Samsung makes most of this monitor – the panel and electronics, so you are more likely to both see it in the shop, and if it is out-of-stock, there will be shorter delivery times.

More and more, GadgetGuy is required to test computers, laptops, and docks with 4K monitors – in fact, a standard test now is dual 4K monitors. Samsung kindly agreed to loan us a pair for the testbed.

Off to Samsung’s monitor webpage to explore

Our requirements included a true 3840 x 2160 resolution, 16:9 format and preferably from 30-34″. We also had limited space – a 1200x660mm desk.

We started at Samsung’s monitor webpage to find something suitable. And in doing so went through the lot – Smart, Gaming, High Res, Curved, Flat, and Business. It has a handy filter section that allows you to set screen size, resolution, and more to narrow down the search.

  • Smart M-series is interesting, and we will be reviewing these shortly. These have a Tizen Samsung TV OS to ‘Do it all’ smart monitor. But mainly, being flat ruled them out.
  • Gaming G-series looked awesome but did not have a 4K in the size we were looking for
  • Hi-Res is where we found the Samsung 32″
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