But there will be blood on the carpet, according to sources who told Reuters that JK Shin’s three chief underlings will get their marching orders soon.
Samsung is the biggest smartphone manufacturing company in the world and leverages its vertical business, which includes memory modules, LCD screens and other components.
DJ Lee, who heads up Samsung’s mobile marketing worldwide, is one of those to feel the pain, according to the report.
Samsung is facing increased competition from Chinese manufacturers and continues to be under pressure at the high end from Apple with its iPhone products.
Reuters reports that the local press will cull around 25 percent of its executive in the mobile segment.
Financial analysts believe that Samsung will record poor revenues for 2014.