This year, Samsung surpassed Intel to become the world's largest semiconductor maker. In the past year, Samsung has shown a huge appetite for M & A deals. Samsung had previously said it was seeking acquisitions to create software and services businesses that made their products more differentiated from their competitors.
However, at the time, Samsung did not disclose what areas it targeted specifically for the M & A transactions.
Speaking to reporters at the Slush International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference held in Helsinki, Finland, Sun said: "We are committed to using M & A as our tool, and (I) believe that the acquisition of Haman gives us greater confidence in M & A transactions. "
He said: "I believe we can do more in the future (in mergers and acquisitions)."
Sun seems to disown the possibility of Samsung's involvement in the further consolidation of the semiconductor or smartphone market, but hinted that the company will focus on implementing organic growth strategies in these areas. The company is also a leader in these areas.
In September of this year, Sun said that after acquiring Harman, a supplier of automotive components, and relying on its unique position in the mobile communications market, Samsung will become an important player in autonomous driving.
When asked about the potential priority of the Samsung M & A deal in 2018 at Slush, he said the company will continue to invest in expanding its automotive business.
Another "opportunity area" he refers to is the digital health area, especially in the area of preventive health and related technologies.
Finally, commercial software. In that area, he said, Samsung is targeting companies in the industrial Internet, automation, networking, data transmission and security industries.
"We are a very cautious and conservative company, so we will start M & A in areas that we think are significant," Sun added, adding that Samsung does not rule out the possibility of smaller deals in the tech industry.