Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
Category of Business/Technology
Main Representative Research Area's • IT Convergence Technology Research Laboratory Under the motto of ‘HUMAN IT-Mega Convergence Creator’, the IT Convergence Technology Research Laboratory aims to develop IT convergence solutions for the creation of new business, to establish top level industries, and for the advancement of SoC. In order to achieve its goal, the laboratory is developing various technologies such as environmentally friendly low power computing technology, u-health/lifecare technology for health and wellbeing, automobile/ship building technology where sensors converge with telecommunication, intelligent mail distribution technology, the RFID and ubiquitous network technology that are the core technologies of the u-City of the future, and human friendly robot and intelligent robotic space technologies. • Software Research Laboratory At the Software Research Laboratory, we are conducting research on the SW technologies required for a knowledge-based society and to boost national competitiveness. Specifically, we are developing embedded SW technologies for strengthening industrial competitiveness through a convergence with traditional industries, speech/language information technologies for a user-friendly IT environment, low-cost cloud computing infra technologies for large-scale global internet services, creative computing technologies that can be used anytime, anywhere, and knowledge-based information security and safety technologies for a safe IT environment. • Components & Materials Research Laboratory Under the motto of “IT Convergence Components R&DB Global Leader in the Realization of a U-Society”, the Convergence Components & Materials Research Laboratory is initiating the development of new technologies in the convergence components and materials that are the core of the IT industry. The laboratory is developing key, high value-added convergence components with linked systems and services through convergence system component technology that realizes convergence and integrated broadcasting systems, next generation semiconductor technology that will outperform current semiconductor memory, and green conversion components technology that will advance low carbon and green growth. It also focuses on creative and adventurous research projects that will be the foundation for overcoming the limitations of current technologies and for the IT of the future. • Broadcasting & Telecommunications Media Research Laboratory The Broadcasting & Telecommunications Convergence Research Laboratory has been actively developing, under the vision of leading the New Technology of Broadcasting & Telecommunications Convergence for a Greater Korea, key technologies in the areas of broadcasting, IPTV, radio, and satellite, for realizing a future knowledge-based society enabled by naturally integrating broadcasting and telecommunications services into life. With next generation broadcasting-telecommunications convergence, realistic media and radio-satellite defined as three major areas, we put our efforts into realizing four services (Cognitive WPAN, Stereoscopic 3DTV, Advanced T-DMB and Wired-wireless-convergent mobile IPTV) and into developing five future source technologies (Gbps satellite broad band transmission, mm-wave/T-Hz radio resource and RF energy transfer, Digital Holography, Glasses-free super-multiview 3D broadcasting and Personalized u-IPTV) to contribute greatly to enhancing the convenience and safety of people as well as boosting national industry and economy • Communications & Internet Research Laboratory Through the realization of a ‘mobile life’, the Internet Research Laboratory enhances quality of life while aiming to improve upon convenience by providing communication services that are capable of high speed wired/wireless communication anytime, anywhere. In order to realize a knowledge-based future society that expands through IT convergence, the laboratory conducts research into mobile communications technology, optical fiber internet infrastructure technology, and service platform technology, along with the technology for future networking. Representative fields of research relate to the source technology of each area, such as 4th generation mobile communications technology, high speed short range wireless communications technology, internet-based convergence network technology, packet-optic convergence technology, convergence service platform technology, strategic station broadcasting communication, etc., and their commercialization for green growth. • Technology Commercialization Division The role of the Technology Commercialization Division is to ensure that ETRI’s innovative technologies, the core of its growth momentum, are being implemented appropriately in society. To do this, we formulate strategies, execute marketing activities and enhance the value of technologies through intellectual property management. We also serve to strengthen SME(Small & Medium Enterprise) competitiveness by providing various supporting projects and services. Moreover, we focus on R&D with the regional strategic industries and the commercialization of advanced technologies.
Mission • ETRI makes contribution to the nation’s economic and social development through research, development and distribution of industrial core technologies in the field of Information, Communications, Electronics, Broadcasting and Convergence technologies. Vision • ICT Innovator For a Great Tomorrow Mainly work on: • Creation, Development and Dissemination of knowledge and technology required for the development in the field of information, telecommunications, electronics, broadcasting and related convergence technology • Information security and Standardisation of information, telecommunications, electronics, broadcasting and related convergence technology • Training professionals in the field of science and technology • Technical consulting and providing technical information for the industry in the field of Information, telecommunications, electronics, broadcasting and related convergence technology • Cooperation with domestic and foreign institutions in the field of Information, telecommunications, electronics, broadcasting and related convergence technology
1. Research Field: Artificial Intelligence and data, Future of mobility