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92 SMT Magazine • December 2016 products. The company's annual average power consumption improved by 47% from 2008 lev- els in eight major products: phones, notebook PCs, TVs, monitors, refrigerators, washing ma- chines, air conditioners, and printers. A recipient of Green Technology certifica- tion in Korea for products with high energy effi- ciency, Samsung has developed various energy- saving technologies, low-power SoC design LED TVs, software for the power-saving mode on PCs using a chipset motion mode control, and reduction of power consumption for the sleep mode on printers and multifunctional devices. On the other hand, GE Healthcare, a sub- sidiary of General Electric (GE) that provides medical imaging and information technolo- gies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, and other medical products and solu- tions, is well known for making available inex- pensive medical devices for distribution in both emerging and developed communities. Its Vivid T8 cardiovascular ultrasound de- vice, for example, features quantitative features, stress echo and TEE capabilities in an affordable echo system. GE Healthcare has enhanced the reach of the Vivid T8 by combining the estab- lished cardiac imaging capabilities of GE Vivid systems with shared services performance of the company's Logiq systems. The Vivid T8 cardio- vascular ultrasound system is rugged, reliable, robust and rich with features—and, more im- portant, affordable and convenient. GE Healthcare's Vscan, a handheld, pocket- size visualization tool powered by ultrasound technology, allows doctors a quick look inside their patients—immediately and non-invasive- ly. By providing real-time black-and-white an- atomic and color-coded blood-flow images at the touch of a button, Vscan is ideal for use in far-flung places with limited access to health care. Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), a Filipino-owned global electronics manufac- turing services (EMS) provider to key original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), has also been advocating shared value. IMI believes that maximizing the competitive value of solv- ing social problems in new customers and mar- kets, cost savings, talent retention, among oth- ers, will set it apart from the competition and redound to public good. Its work on car safety electronics, pollution reduction systems, home security devices, and medical diagnostic devic - es is part of the corporate vision to "be part of a global structure of products and services that will enhance and future-proof people's lives," according to IMI Chief Executive Officer Ar - thur Tan. Sustainability underpins IMI's innova- tion directions. At a recent innovation sum- mit that brought together IMI and the Unit- ed States Agency for International Develop- ment (USAID), through its Science, Technolo- gy, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) program, Tan said IMI cannot mere- ly react to technological and market develop- ments as they happen. "We have to be forward- looking and proactively innovate together with academe and other institutions to stay ahead of competition and find solutions to problems we all face." The innovation summit promises to be the start of something big. Leveraging external funding and expertise, IMI can co-develop plat- forms that could improve the bottom line and rack up experience in technology development to accelerate capability build-up for its target markets. IMI is getting behind value creation as well in its external CSR, which has gone beyond philanthropy and compliance. In early Octo- THE BUSINESS OF DOING GOOD Arthur Tan, CEO of IMI delivered a speech to the participants of Laguna Changemaker 2016.

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