History of Samsung (17): Samsung Electronics ranked No.1 in NAND Flash: 2002

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System-on-Chip (SoC) R&D Center established


In 2002, Samsung built up a long-term strategy to focus on and nurture its System LSI business and established SoC R&D Center in the Giheung plant. In 2004, Samsung established a System LSI R&D Center in Hangzhou, China.



Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope Charity Program benefits children and families



Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope offers a powerful way for Samsung to impact the lives of the children and families served by the communities we do business in. Samsung is also leading the way in corporate goodwill with a unique national philanthropy program. In 2002, Samsung brought together four sports legends, a top music star and leading U.S. retailers to improve the quality of life for children and their families who face major challenges. Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope is a year round goodwill program that centers its efforts on raising awareness and funds for the charities.



Home appliances complex in Suzhou, China established


Samsung Electronics established the second home appliances complex in Suzhou, China. The complex started out with a capacity of 2 million units of air-conditioners and compressors and it started to operate since 2003. At that time, the Chinese air-conditioner market held large potential for growth. Therefore, it was a meaningful step for Samsung Electronics.



Samsung Electronics ranked No. 1 of world’s Top 100 IT Companies by BusinessWeek


Considered one of the most authoritative studies of the global IT industry, BusinessWeek ranks Samsung Electronics as the number one player in the global IT industry. The study awarded Samsung the number one slot on the basis of an in depth study of the company’s strong performance across various critical parameters including revenues, revenue growth, return on equity, shareholder return and profits.



Mass Production of 1GB Flash Memory began


Samsung Electronics developed 0.15 micron Flash processing technology using DRAM processing technology. Samsung applied the technology into 1 GB Flash memory as well as 64Mb, 128Mb, 256Mb Flash memory devices to reduce the cost.



Hand sculptures at de Gaulle airport in France installed


Samsung Electronics installed hand sculptures with Samsung mobile phones at 22 airports across the world, beginning at France’s Charles De Gaulle International airport in 2002.



Samsung Electronics ranked No.1 in NAND flash and DDI market



Samsung expanded its market leading position in the global semiconductor industry, adding NAND flash memory and display driver ICs (DDIs) to its no.1 market share product segments. Samsung Electronics marked 54% of market share in NAND flash market in 2002. In addition, Samsung Electronics becomes the number two semiconductor maker around the world.



*The History of Samsung Electronics

(1)Paving a New Path 1968~1970

(2)Diversification and Expansion 1971~1974

(3)Meeting Demands for Energy Efficiency 1975~1976

(4)Innovation and efficiency combine for record-beating production and export boom! (1977~1978)

(5)Suwon R&D Center Expands Knowledge Base: Samsung Semiconductor Expands Production Base 1979~1980

(6)History of Samsung (6): Entering the Global marketplace 1981~1983

(7)Semiconductor Breakthroughs and High-Profile Sponsoring 1984-1985

(8)RAM Grows as Tape Recorders Shrink, Awards Pile Up: 1986-87

(9)Restructuring the Company to Clarify Its Purpose: 1988-1989

(10)The world’s first dual deck VCR completed and massive Chinese production begins: 1988-1992

(11)Adoption of new Corporate Identity and development of world’s first 256-mega DRAM semiconductor: 1993-1997

(12)Declaration of the Customer Rights & development of new refrigerator and Agipul type washing machine

(13)Development of flat screen TV and cellular flip phone: 1998

(14)Partnerships Form as Mobile Phone and LCD Markets Expand: 1999

(15)Samsung Leads CDMA Mobile Phone Market, Sells 100 Millionth Color TV: 2000

(16)Establishment of design centers and R&D Center: 2001

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