On the sidelines of the 1st International Platform on Integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a Global Environment
TAG-Org and Samsung Sign MoU to Build the Second Generation of TAGITOP
AMMAN-------December 28, 2011--------Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and Samsung Electronics Levant signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of developing education, training, arabizing applications and manufacturing electronics.
The MoU was signed during the 1st International Platform on Integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a Global Environment held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein and in the presence of HE Eng. Basem Al-Rossan, Minister of Information and Communications Technology.
According to the MoU which was signed by HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman and CEO of TAG-Org and Samsung Electronics Levant President, Mr. Sang Sok Roh, the two parties will work on conducting several projects related to e-learning and e-classes including the production of the second generation of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Laptop (TAGITOP) through the utilization of advanced technology in education and communication.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said: "As a commitment to make TAGITOP in its future editions the most advanced netbook technically at the same time keeping its Arab and non-profit identity we are happy to cooperate with Samsung, the giants of electronics to manufacture, market and develop it."
Meanwhile, Mr. Sang Sok Roh said: "We, at Samsung Electronics, believe that education and research are powerful tools for success whether for a small company or an international organization. We are proud of our latest products based on research and advanced technology. We are looking forward to cooperating with TAG-Org to build the second generation of TAGITOP."
The second generation of TAGITOP will be manufactured by Samsung Electronics according to the highest technology and will be affordable by all segments of society.
About Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Laptop (TAGITOP)
The TAGITOP initiative aims at introducing an affordable top of the line laptop to every Arab citizen, in an effort to increase the level of computer literacy in the Arab region, bridge the digital gap, and build sufficient ICT skills and capacity to boost the economic standing of the region and steer it towards a knowledge-based and innovation driven society.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
From right to left: Mr. Sang Sok Roh, President of Samsung Electronics Levant, HE Eng. Basem Al-Rossan, Minister of Information and Communications Technology and HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh during the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization and Samsung Electronics.
From right to left: Mr. Sang Sok Roh, President of Samsung Electronics Levant, HE Eng. Basem Al-Rossan, Minister of Information and Communications Technology, HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh and Mr. Salah Abu Osbeh, Executive Director of Professional Partnerships during the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization and Samsung Electronics.