South Korean technology manufacturer Samsung Electronics has appointed Young Hyun Jun as the new head of its Device Solutions (DS) division to lead the company’s semiconductor business and strengthen its competitiveness amid an uncertain global business environment.

Young Hyun Jun joined Samsung Electronics in 2000 and has worked in DRAM and flash memory development, as well as strategic marketing. The executive became head of the memory business in 2014 and CEO of Samsung SDI in 2017, before leading the future business division in 2024.

For his part, Kyehyun Kyung, who has been leading the DS division, will become the head of the Future Business division, as well as the head of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and is expected to focus on finding new growth opportunities based on his experience leading the semiconductor business.